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Avis car hire expands presence in Asia

avis asiaGlobal car hire supplier Avis announced earlier this week that it was committed to opening new depots in key locations in Asia. Company president Larry De Shon issued a statement in which he explained that expanding the network of hire depots was an integral part of ensuring that Avis was equipped to move forward into the future.

He continued by saying additional service stations in strategic locations equated to being in a prime position to offer vehicle hirers that little extra convenience and premium service. He finished off by saying more rental locations in Asia would make the region more profitable to the Avis Budget Group as a whole. 

The Asian expansion will see Avis operating in almost 170 countries with a total of 5,500 depots and service outlets. Avis debuted in Asia 45 years ago with its first office in what was then the British colony of Hong Kong. Avis currently maintains service outlets in 20 Asian nations with slightly more than 300 in total.

The new group of Avis locations includes one in the Wanchai district of Hong Kong, another on Singapore’s central shopping thoroughfare of Orchard Road and three in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. The three Taipei locations are at the Taichung and Banqiao railway stations and at the Accor Novotel.

Other locations are on China’s Hainan Island, at the Holiday Inn Melaka on the southwest coast of Malaysia and in Savannakhet, Laos. In Indonesia, Batam Island’s airport is one of four new Avis service centres.

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