Etihad Aviation Group selects Avis Budget Group as exclusive car rental provider

Etihad Aviation Group

Etihad Aviation Group has formed a new global partnership with leading global provider of mobility solutions, Avis Budget Group.

As part of the partnership, Avis Budget Group will become the exclusive car rental provider for Etihad Airways, Etihad Holidays and Etihad Guest – the airline’s loyalty programme.

The partnership will see the Avis, Budget, Maggiore and Zipcar brands offered across the various Etihad booking channels worldwide. Etihad Guest members will benefit from the Avis Preferred programme and an improved earning proposition.

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“We chose Avis Budget Group as an exclusive partner for their wide-ranging fleet of cars and their global reach, which suits the needs of our guests and plays a big part of our ‘Choose Well’ campaign, empowering customers to make their own choices,” vice president commercial partnerships, Etihad Airways, Yasser Al Yousuf elucidated.

To celebrate the new partnership, Etihad Guest and Avis Budget are offering Etihad Guest members the chance to win flights for two with Etihad Airways anywhere across the Etihad network, plus seven days car rental. To be eligible, members need to book a car rental before 30 April 2019.

Director of international sales and partnerships, Avis Budget Group, Julia Kemp commented: “We are delighted that we have extended our partnership with Etihad to be the exclusive global mobility provider. The partnership is far-reaching and there are wonderful opportunities across all facets of the Etihad Aviation Group.

“As well as offering deals on Avis Budget Group car rentals, we will be looking at tri-party campaigns with hotels, tourist boards and credit cards,” she added.