Avis receives 6 Awards at Esteemed World Travel Awards
Avis Rent a Car has won the leading car rental company in South Africa award at the World Travel Awards which took place in Abuja, Nigeria.
At the red carpet gala ceremony, Avis Africa also walked away with the following awards; Africa's Leading Business Car Rental Company, Africa's Leading Leisure Car Rental Company, Nigeria’s Leading Car Rental Company, Morocco's Leading Car Rental Company, Kenya's Leading Car Rental Company and Indian Ocean's Leading Car Rental Company.
The World Travel Awards, described as the ‘Oscars’ of travel and tourism, is now in its 21st year, and are considered to be the most prestigious and highly coveted awards programme in the industry. Its aim is to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. In 2013, over 500,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals across the globe.
With the awards ceremony over with, this takes Avis’s total to over 85 World Travel Awards, stretching as far back as 1997.
Keith Rankin, Chief Executive of Avis Southern Africa says, “It has been a great year for Avis South Africa and the awards received this year is testimony to the hard work, passion and dedication of all the Avis staff and teams involved. This is also a true reflection and positive result of our Customer Service Index (CSI). Acting on the CSI information our customer approval ratings consistently remain above the 90% range. We will continue to strive for excellence and always try harder,” adds Rankin.
Speaking of the recent award wins, Regional Director for Africa at Avis, Thierry Domballe says, “We’re honoured to receive these awards. Since we were founded back in 1946, we’ve continued to put the customer at the heart of everything we do. Winning these awards is testament to this. We invest a lot of time and energy into the customer experience, and the recognition from some of the travel industry’s leading bodies highlights our dedication to ensure we always offer our customers the best service and the best cars, so they enjoy their driving experience with us, every time.”