|September 08, 2005|
National Car Rental's German Network To Reach 100 Locations In 2005
|Sustaining its ongoing European expansion, National Car Rental is boosting its presence in Germany with plans to achieve 100 locations by end of 2005, and a further 50 locations by the end of 2006. The key focus of the expansion is to provide greater network coverage and service for business and leisure travellers throughout the country, both at airport and downtown locations. |
National Germany currently has 13 major airport concessions, with recent openings including Friedrichshafen and Leipzig airports. The expansion of the company's locations in major business conurbations and other downtown areas is also a major focus for 2005, with a new location in Düsseldorf and Dortmund due to be opened shortly.
In addition, National is continuing to invest in the quality of its fleet in Germany with GPS technology, a natural extension to the quality service already offered to customers. Designed to create a stress-free and enjoyable rental experience for both business and leisure travellers, GPS is available in 40% of its entire fleet and 70% in midsize and luxury class enabling drivers to ensure their rental runs smoothly whilst driving throughout Germany.
Furthermore, Germany is investigating the introduction of unique vehicle groups with guaranteed satellite navigation.
Ron Santiago, Vice President International Sales and Marketing for National comments, "This is an exciting period for National in Germany, with an ongoing focus on major business centres and the quality of our fleet. A commitment to develop within city locations is a key part of Germany's strategy for this year, along with a focus on developing our customer proposition at airports, ensuring a premium level of service for business and leisure travellers across Europe.
"Our aim is to make National the first choice for business and leisure travellers. Germany is a key part of our European network and its development secures National's position as a leading rental provider and demonstrates our commitment to continued expansion across Europe."