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EUROPCAR NAMED ELITE RENTAL SUPPLIER TO ADVANTAGE TRAVEL CENTRES New Contract Further Strengthens 10 Year Relationship

Leading car rental provider, Europcar, has won a new contract with Advantage Travel Centres, the biggest central service provider to business and leisure travel agents. The contract further strengthens the relationship between the two companies which goes back more than 10 years.  Advantage and Europcar will work together to promote the car rental company as Elite supplier across the Advantage Travel Centre membership base. Europcar will be the only car rental company to carry this unique status.  

Advantage Travel Centre is a national network of travel agents that has been running for nearly 30 years. It works to manage supplier relationships while negotiating preferential rates and volumes for Clients. It is the only company with over 750 professional independent travel agents listed as its members providing a one stop shop for customers.  

The key feature of the Europcar contract is a simplified product offering providing rate packages with or without commission. In addition, Europcar has developed further products driven by demand from Advantage Clients.  

Europcar was chosen by Advantage because of the strong working relationship between the two businesses as well as the user friendly range of products on offer. The new contract aims to increase revenue both in the UK and across EMEA and build a database of corporate prospects in the UK.  

Euorpcar will also continue to provide marketing assistance and dedicated account management to Advantage to help growth for both existing and new business opportunities.   

“After a decade of working together, Europcar was the natural choice when we needed to select an Elite Supplier. “Confirms Norman Gage, Director of Business Travel Advantage Travel Centre. Europcar has a proven ability to respond to customer demand and adapt products and services accordingly. In simple terms we can trust Europcar to give our members the best possible service.” 

Anita Jarratt, Business Travel Segmentation Manager Europcar comments; “We are delighted to have won this new contract with Advantage Travel Centres as Elite Supplier.  It is a reflection of the quality of service we have provided to Advantage customers, that truly responds to their needs whilst ensuring they can operate competitively within their own markets.” 

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For further press information please contact Alison Reeson, Cecile Stearn, Elinor Puzey or Louise Fowler at HSL, Churcham House, 1 Bridgeman Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 9AJ. 020 8977 9132. elinor@harrisonsadler.com

About Europcar Owned by the French investment company Eurazeo, Europcar is the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals. Since March 2007 with the acquisition of Vanguard EMEA, its network comprises over 5,300 rental outlets in 160 countries. With a fleet of over 241,000 vehicles and almost 10 million rental contracts signed in 2006, Europcar provides its services to its clients (business and private) throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Europcar was named “World’s Leading Leisure Car Rental Company” at the 2007 World Travel Awards. For more information: www.europcar.com

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