Avis car rental is one of the leading brands associated with quality, reliable and carbon neutral rental cars. With more than 65 years of earning the trust of travelers worldwide, Avis car rental has the wealth of experience to meet your any car rental need.
History of Avis Car Rental
Established in 1946 by Warren E. Avis as the Avis Airline Rent a Car System, it began as an airport shuttle service in Detroit. It passed through the ownership of various companies up until 1956, ever evolving to meet the needs of a changing world.
In 1962 Avis established their slogan of “We try harder” and it has remained part of their car rental company philosophy since. To Avis car rental was about consistently meeting and exceeding the expectations of their customers.
Avis Rent a Car System was established in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 1967 and between 1972 and 1973 the first computer reservations system was put in place. It was during this time that Avis expanded to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. By the mid 1980’s Avis’ reach had extended to Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Angola, Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It was in 1997 that Avis Southern Africa was registered on the Johannesburg, Botswana and Namibia Stock Exchanges. It was shortly after this in 1997 that Avis launched their Luxury Cars package. In 2001 Avis began their Avis Chauffeur service in Cape Town with only 15 cars. Today the service has 2200 vehicles.
In 2009, with the world increasingly aware of the effects of global warming, Avis took the first steps by becoming the first car rental service that was carbon neutral.
Throughout their long history the Avis car rental agency has gained the skills set and wide range of services that make them the forerunners in the world of car rental
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