Avis helps business travel work

Avis helps business travel work

02/10/2012

Face-to-face meetings remain the best way to make and maintain corporate relationships, with eight out of ten (84%) business executives preferring to meet in person than conduct technology-enabled meetings*. However, companies are increasingly being tasked with both justifying the need for business travel and ensuring that any resulting expenditure – be it time or money – is used to full effectiveness.

As many Brits return to work from the peak summer holiday period, Avis Car Rental reminds businesses of the benefits of face-to-face meetings and advises them that there are ways for business travellers to remain productive whilst on the road.

Efficient business travel can be achieved by maximising the time spent away, keeping in touch while on the go or ensuring that any travel is closely tied to revenue generation*. Regardless of individual requirements of business travel, companies should work closely with trusted travel providers like Avis, to ensure they receive a personal and tailored service, with their requirements and needs taken into consideration.

Kaye Ceille, Managing Director of Avis UK, explains: "For many businesses, face-to-face meetings are an indispensable part of their day-to-day operations and so finding options which help them do this efficiently is a key priority."

Renting a vehicle gives business travellers the freedom and independence to travel between meetings in comfort and style. Travellers can choose a vehicle best suited to their needs as well as many ancillary products, including Global Positioning Systems, to ensure they are fully prepared.

Reducing waiting times is also an important consideration for business travellers, and one which can be solved by Avis’ online check-in service. By updating their personal details before picking up their vehicle customers can get on their way quicker, maximising their time spent away.

Frequent travellers can also benefit from Avis Preferred, the company’s express rental service, which is available free of charge and offers customers extra benefits as well as the highest levels of service to ensure each rental is as enjoyable as possible. To enroll in the service, customers should visit http://www.avis.co.uk/loyalty

Ceille adds: "We have developed a number of products for business travellers to help them remain productive and in-touch while on the go. Services such as online check-in and Avis Preferred are just some examples of how Avis has listened to customers’ needs and responded with effective travel solutions."

For more information, please visit http://www.avis.co.uk/business-rentals

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* According to Forbes Insight – Business Meetings: The case for Face-to-Face