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Avis & TripIt Team Up On Car Rental Reservations

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2011 | SBO Editor

Avis Rent A Car has joined forces with TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), to offer millions of travelers a fast, easy and more personalized way to add a rental car to their trips.

Now, anyone who connects their Avis and TripIt accounts can access their trip itineraries and make an Avis reservation in just a few clicks. The new Avis service extracts trip details such as flight and hotel reservations from TripIt itineraries and populates the corresponding fields on Avis.com, so there’s less work required by the traveler.

“The vast majority of people typically make airline and hotel reservations first, before they reserve a rental car,” said Tom Gartland, executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer care for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis. “This partnership will help travelers who have completed their air and hotel arrangements and provide them with an even faster way to add an Avis rental to their trip. TripIt members will benefit from not having to remember travel dates, times or flight information, and having their rental car arrangements directly connected with their other travel plans.”

The Avis service for TripIt members builds upon Avis’s commitment to offer renters time-saving amenities, an example of how we are “in the business of treating people like people.”  In 2007, the Company unveiled the industry’s first online booking tool for Internet-enabled portable devices through an optimized version of Avis.com designed for mobile phones. Avis has also led the industry with innovations such as the introduction of the first portable navigation device and electronic toll collection solutions.

“We are thrilled to work with Avis, a premium brand and a technology innovator in the car rental industry to build a truly personalized experience for travelers,” said Gregg Brockway, general manager and executive vice president of Concur’s TripIt business unit. “Travelers will love how fast and easy it is to reserve an Avis vehicle and have all their trip plans in one place. Plus, the partnership brings to life the vision we’ve had for TripIt’s technology since the very beginning: to streamline the travel process and make life easier for travelers.

To learn more about the Avis and TripIt partnership and to enter the “Supercharge your Itinerary” sweepstakes, visit http://www.tripit.com/promotions/avissweepstakes.

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