|May 20, 2005|
National Car Rental's Middle Eastern Network & Fleet
|National Car Rental's hotel/airport transport service for the Inter-Continental Hotel in Dubai, has been voted one of the best in the world by leading travel authority Mary Gostelow. A dedicated fleet of luxury Range Rovers complete with uniformed chauffeurs ensures transition to hotel and airport is as smooth and comfortable as possible for business and leisure customers of the hotel. |
The endorsement comes as National invests further in the growth of its Middle Eastern network and Fleet.
Customers returning their vehicle to Dubai airport will be promised an even swifter service as the company shortly starts to trial hand-held check-in facilities. This means customers can simply drive to the location and a rental agent will be waiting on the returns forecourt to check and log the car using a hand-held Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) -- no waiting, no fuss.
National plans to open operations in Jordan and Oman in the third quarter of 2005 and also expects to be open in Egypt before the end of the year. This will create a comprehensive network of locations for inbound and domestic business and leisure travellers in the Middle East. This growth will augment the network of 39 locations, six of which are on-airport, that National now has across the whole of the region.
In addition, National has expanded its fleet in the Middle East by 30%, to offer an even wider choice of vehicles.
Peter Blott, Managing Director of National Car Rental Middle East says: "The endorsement of our hotel/airport service for the Inter-Continental in Dubai demonstrates the quality of service we can provide to business and leisure travellers to the Middle East. Indeed, we have plans to launch a premium rental product in recognition of the demand for this type of service in the region. With new locations planned to add to our existing network in, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE, we are in the unique position to be able to provide a seamless service throughout the Pan-Arab region for our customers."