~ Leisure and Business Travelers Can Find, Book and Pay for Arrive-Powered Parking in the Avis App ~
~ Partnership Allows Travel Managers to Better Manage Costs ~
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avis and Arrive just made finding parking a snap for users of the Avis app. Available now, Avis app users can find, instantly book and pre-pay for parking, saving drivers time, effort and money. It’s the perfect complement to the existing features in the Avis app that give them greater control, transparency and personalization of the overall experience.
“We are constantly striving to improve the customer experience, and solving one of the biggest pain points – parking – will go a great distance to helping us achieve our goal,” said Arthur Orduna, Chief Innovation Officer, Avis Budget Group. “The Arrive app integration removes the stress and hassle of finding parking for both road warriors and leisure travelers, while also making the lives of travel managers easier. This partnership cuts across all three of Avis Budget Group’s innovation initiatives: reinventing rental, digitizing the business and developing new models.”
As one of the largest non-managed travel expenses, parking can also have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. Through the Avis and Arrive partnership, travelers and travel managers can save money on parking expenses when a road warrior rents an Avis vehicle and pays for parking within the Avis app.
Available to all Avis users in the United States, all parking-related fees purchased through the Avis app are applied directly to the customer’s credit card associated with the rental further simplifying travel expense management and providing rich data to help inform financial models.
“We understand that parking can be difficult, especially in unfamiliar cities, and it can often come with a huge cost that has historically been hard to predict,” said Dan Roarty, President and COO of Arrive. “We are honored to partner with Avis to provide their customers a simpler travel experience and a better way to manage their expenses.”
With approximately 5,500 locations in nearly 170 countries, Avis is one of the world’s largest car rental providers dedicated to expanding on-demand mobility solutions and personalizing the customer experience. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR), which is the parent company of Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless, Apex Car Rentals, France Cars, Maggiore, Morini Rent and Turiscar. Through these leading mobility brands, customers can get just about any type of vehicle (car, truck, van), for any length of time (minute, hour, day, month), for any purpose (business, leisure), across more than 11,000 locations in approximately 180 countries. For more information, visit www.avis.com and follow @avisinnovation.
Arrive powers the last mile of connected and autonomous mobility. The company delivers scalable, friction-free parking experiences through apps, voice and in-dash. Its fully integrated platform makes it easy for companies and brands to offer parking as a solution for drivers, fleets and connected vehicles. Millions of people across North America have access to Arrive-powered parking through the company’s distribution partners, including Amazon, Ford, Avis, Hyundai, Honda, TomTom, Ticketmaster/Live Nation, Groupon, and many others, and its consumer-facing brands, ParkWhiz and BestParking. For more information, visit Arrive.com.