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WHY IT’S GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE Car rental company expands global presence to offer travelers insurance when they want to get back on the road – Donald Wood, Editor-in-Chief Breaking News
Enterprise Holdings today announced the opening of more than 100 new offices in 20 countries across Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 12 months. These openings are part of the company’s ongoing investment in its global store network, with more new stores planned for 2021.
New openings in Latin America and the Caribbean include the first Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches in Aruba, Panama, St. Barts and St. Maarten, and a total of 50 new branches in Brazil. The new Enterprise locations join the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in the five Latin American regions. All three brands are owned by Enterprise Holdings.
In the EMEA region, Enterprise opened new offices in 16 countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In the APAC region, new offices were opened in Australia, Guam and Japan.
These investments not only support the demand for safe travel options during the COVID-19 crisis, but also demonstrate Enterprise’s commitment to helping economies around the world solve mobility problems.
The global health crisis has had a huge impact on the entire transportation industry, but thanks to our courage and resilience, we have been able to invest in our network, expand our presence in APAC, EMEA and LAC and ensure we are ready to support even more customers when they want to travel again for business or pleasure, said Peter Smith, vice president global franchising at Enterprise Holdings. Our presence in key transport hubs and our extensive network of local subsidiaries make us well placed to be part of the large integrated transport networks that are developing in many countries. The expansion of our network creates good jobs with excellent career prospects and we intend to continue the investment and technology that supports this activity.
To reaffirm its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the car rental industry, Enterprise launched the Complete Clean Pledge in 2020. This promise enhances cleaning protocols for all brands and the company’s extensive fleet. This includes washing the vehicle, vacuuming, general mopping and disinfecting with a disinfectant that meets the requirements of the major health authorities, paying particular attention to more than 20 points of contact.
SOURCE: Press release from Enterprise Holdings.
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