Avis Car Rental Expands Its Network of Locations in Asia

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Car Rental has strengthened its presence in Asia with the opening of new facilities in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. The Company also expanded its pick-up location service in Indonesia, enabling customers to conveniently rent Avis vehicles at four new destinations there.

Avis provides vehicle rental services at more than 300 locations in 20 Asian countries, from Brunei to Vietnam. The Company has a long history in Asia, having opened its first location in Hong Kong in 1970.

The new facilities are located near transportation hubs or within hotels at popular tourism destinations. These include:

  • China - in the heart of Clearwater Bay town center and Boao in Hainan
  • Hong Kong - in Centre Point on Gloucester Road in Wan Chai
  • Laos - in the center of Ban Phonsavangtay in Savannakhet
  • Malaysia – at the Holiday Inn Melaka in Malaysia
  • Singapore – at the Orchard Hotel on Orchard Road in Singapore
  • Taiwan – at the Accor Novotel in Taipei and at the Banqiao and Taichung train stations

The new pick-up locations across Indonesia include Hang Nadim International Airport, Batam Center Point Ferry Terminal, Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and Sekupang International Ferry Terminal. Avis has pick-up locations across Asia. These locations are not Avis facilities; the customer's vehicle is delivered to the specified location at the reservation date and time and the paperwork is completed then.

"Expanding our network continues to be a key part of our global strategic plan," said Larry De Shon, president, International, Avis Budget Group. "The new facilities and pick-up locations will better position us to serve customers' needs and to drive sustained, profitable growth across the region and at some the world's busiest travel destinations."

Business and leisure travelers benefit from Avis' quality, well-maintained vehicles from a variety of manufacturers including Audi, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Mazda and Toyota. Avis offers vehicles with automatic transmissions, and customers can enjoy amenities such as Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices, child safety seats, vehicle damage coverage options and personal property protection packages.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com.

CONTACT: Alice Pereira 973.496.3916 PR@avisbudget.com

Source: Avis Car Rental