Friday, January 15, 2021

San Francisco — Deem, a mobile and cloud software technology provider, today announced a partnership with Avis India to offer car rental content to business travelers around the world. The new integration, available today, brings the Avis India Chauffeured Driver content to Deem powered travel platforms including Sabre, Apollo, GetThere, Egencia, and Deem Work Fource. All bookings will automatically write back to the respective GDS for travel management servicing.

“Corporate travelers take millions of trips per year using Deem, and more of them are traveling to countries like India where traditional car rental isn’t an option,” said Deem CEO and President John F. Rizzo. “The new integration with Avis India gives our travelers more options for international travel and makes their lives easier when they’re on the road in countries where driving can be difficult or hazardous.”

Avis India CEO Sunil Gupta According to the Global Business Travel Association, India has the tenth largest travel market in the world, expecting to spend US $45 billion in 2019.

“Deem is a very popular online travel management platform used by businesses internationally for ground transportation solutions,” said Avis India CEO Sunil Gupta. “We are pleased to integrate our services in its global distribution system and serve many more international travelers coming to India. The move is a part of Avis India’s on-going endeavors to cater to travelers with integrity and a high degree of efficiency.”

Deem CEO and President John F. Rizzo “Travelers and travel agents can now book Avis India Chauffeured Driver through their booking channel in minutes,” said Deem SVP, Products and CIO Neil Markey. “This eliminates the current manual and offline process that consumes lots of time and is inconvenient.”

Avis India Chauffeured Driver is available in all major cities and meets traveler safety and corporation duty of care requirements. The service provides professional English-speaking chauffeurs that pick up travelers at the airport or city location with their car. The service provides air-conditioned and non-smoking rental solutions across multiple categories including economy, first class, business class, and economy and luxury vans.

Avis Chauffeured Driver also offers flexible rental packages available for airport/hotel transfer, Point A to B transfers, hourly rental, a full day, 9 hours rental, and as-directed transfers. Rates include gas, insurance, parking fees, and the driver’s service time.

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