Deem Partners with Avis India to Offer Chauffeured Driver Transportation to Corporations Globally

Millions of business travelers can now book personalized ground transportation options using Deem powered platforms

Deem, a leading mobile and cloud software technology provider, today announced a partnership with Avis India to offer car rental content to business travelers around the world. The new integration, available today, brings the Avis India Chauffeured Driver content to Deem powered travel platforms including Sabre, Apollo, GetThere, Egencia, and Deem Work Fource. All bookings will automatically write back to the respective GDS for travel management servicing.

“Corporate travelers take millions of trips per year using Deem, and more of them are traveling to countries like India where traditional car rental isn’t an option,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO and President, Deem. “The new integration with Avis India gives our travelers more options for international travel and makes their lives easier when they’re on the road in countries where driving can be difficult or hazardous.” 

According to the Global Business Travel Association, India has the 10th largest travel market in the world, expecting to spend US$45 billion in 2019. 

“Deem is a very popular online travel management platform used by businesses internationally for ground transportation solutions,” said Sunil Gupta, CEO, Avis India. “We are pleased to integrate our services in its global distribution system and serve many more international travelers coming to India. The move is a part of Avis India’s on-going endeavors to cater to travelers with integrity and a high degree of efficiency.”

“Travelers and travel agents can now book Avis India Chauffeured Driver through their booking channel in minutes,” said Neil Markey, SVP, Products and CIO, Deem. “This eliminates the current manual and offline process that consumes lots of time and is inconvenient.” 

Avis India Chauffeured Driver is available in all major cities and meets traveler safety and corporation duty of care requirements. The service provides professional English-speaking chauffeurs that pick-up travelers at the airport or city location with their car. The service provides air conditioned and non-smoking rental solutions across multiple categories including economy, first class, business class, and economy and luxury vans.


Avis Chauffeured Driver also offers flexible rental packages available for airport/hotel transfer, Point A to B transfers, hourly rental, a full day, 9 hours rental and as directed transfers.Rates include gas, insurance, parking fees and the driver’s service time.

Corporations and travelers using Deem powered platforms can access an array of global ground transportation options, including chauffeured limousine, black car, car and driver, shuttle, taxi and car rental. Deem’s Work Fource platform also provides real-time location reports, auto-populated information based on traveler’s trips, PNR integration and detailed analytics.

 

About Avis India

India's leading car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, Avis India, is a Joint Venture between Avis Budget Group, Inc. and The Oberoi Group. Avis India has a fleet of more than 6000 premium cars across the country, with a network extending across 50 conveniently-located stations in 19 cities. For further information, please visit www.avis.co.in. The Oberoi Group operates 28 hotels and three cruisers in five countries under the luxury ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ brands. For more information on The Oberoi Group, please visit www.oberoihotels.com.

Avis in India is present at Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Rishikesh, Shimla, Udaipur, and Vadodara. 

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in approximately 180 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com