For the first time, Europcar has partnered with BMW to give customers an even more luxurious option when they hire a vehicle from the Prestige fleet. The Prestige by Europcar fleet has added several BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series cars in response to demand. The operator is ensuring that consumers will enjoy a first-rate diving experience by offering several more options than standard vehicle specifications.
The BMW 3 Series Saloon vehicles offer automatic transmissions that use the manufacturer’s state-of-the-art EfficientDynamics technology. The cars feature interior comfort and media packages that include leather seating, heated front seats and parking sensors. The BMW 5 Series Saloon vehicles offer sport automatic transmissions and feature the media package, sun protection glass and folding mirrors on the exterior. Several BMW 5 Series M Sport Saloons are available with eight-speed auto transmissions. These vehicles will provide Europcar customers with several choices from the BMW brand and are available for bookings now on rental pick-ups from February.
Europcar UK Group’s managing director, Ken McCall, says that BMW represents engineering perfection, class and elegance. They are really thrilled to add these BMW vehicles to their Prestige by Europcar fleet. Whether customers want to impress clients during a business trip or grab attention at a special event, hiring a BMW will make driving a pleasure. Their new partnership with BMW will ensure their customers continue having access to some of the most desired cars available today. The Prestige by Europcar fleet is available from their national network of branches and takes the stress out of travel and adds luxury.
Meanwhile, Europcar has also announced that it has won a 2013 Business Travel Award for Best Ground Transportation. Business travellers want convenience, great service and speed, and the company has addressed these needs with recent initiatives. Its eReady service was introduced at the end of last year and removes the need to queue up to pick-up a hire. This is perfect for business travellers on a busy schedule, particularly those who arrive at airports. The car rental operator is also the only one that allows deliveries and collections to be totally booked through the Travel Agent GDS system. This allows travel agents to track the whereabouts of their clients’ staff to give them peace of mind in a crisis.
McCall believes Europcar’s success is mostly due to its focus on business travellers’ needs. He says they understand how important it is to make the car rental experience as efficient and convenient as possible for business clients. Therefore, they have dedicated continuous investment to putting them at the centre of their services. This is why they have a corporate client retention rate of 99.5%, and it’s very rewarding to see the Business Travel Awards recognise this.
The managing director continued that Europcar remains committed to giving travel bookers and managers tools that are easy to use so they can manage the car rental needs of their customers. With the constant development of their hire management systems online, they provide instant access to all the functions needed so managers can plan future bookings, arrange extensions and organise vehicle deliveries and collections. He’s sure this is another reason they were awarded Best Ground Transportation Company.