PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagine a rental car packed to the brim with family luggage, sports gear or equipment for work. Now imagine not having to lug all this gear from the rental lot by foot or bus transfer to the airport terminal. Enter Avis Curbside Delivery. Avis today announced a new way for connected travelers to return a rental vehicle one step closer to their final destination. Just select “Curbside Delivery” as a trip add-on in the Avis app, or through an email or SMS text message alert from Avis, drive the rented vehicle back to the lot, and an Avis representative will transport you and your passengers in the same vehicle right to the airport terminal curb with all your luggage.
“We’ve all been in that situation where we’re running late for a flight or have a juggling act when returning a rental car with luggage, golf clubs, kids, and little time to spare. The new Avis Curbside Delivery shaves time off your trip and extends you the convenience of being dropped off right at the airport terminal by one of our staff members in the same car you rented,” said Joe Ferraro, president, Americas, Avis Budget Group. “As we further digitize all aspects of our business, we’re focused on reinventing the rental experience for both leisure and business travelers — that means simplifying their journeys with the tap of the app, giving them more choice and control over how they travel.”
Avis customers who utilize the Avis mobile app and have enabled notifications will receive a push notification mid-rental offering them the option to return the vehicle through the new Curbside Delivery feature. The service can also be added at any time during a trip through Avis app on the “Purchase Add Ons” screen. The service will also be offered via email notifications and text message alerts prior to their scheduled drop-off time.
Avis also recently announced another perk for travelers. Amazon customers who book an Avis vehicle can save money on their rental and receive an Amazon.com Gift Card valued at 10 percent of their rental price. Those who book an Avis vehicle using the Avis skill for Amazon Alexa will receive an Amazon.com Gift Card valued at 20 percent.
Avis Curbside Delivery is currently available in 35 cities, including most major airports, and can be booked via the Avis mobile app. This fall, travelers will be able to book it on Avis.com.
Avis operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in nearly 170 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. (CAR), which is the parent company of Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless, Apex Car Rentals, France Cars and Maggiore. Through these leading mobility brands, customers can get just about any type of vehicle (car, truck, van), for any length of time (minute, hour, day, month), for any purpose (business, leisure), across more than 11,000 locations in approximately 180 countries. For more information, visit www.avis.com.