PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Car Rental was recently honored as "World's Leading Car Hire" and its website, Avis.com, was recognized as "World's Leading Car Rental Company Website" at the 2013 World Travel Awards Grand Final. The World Travel Awards celebrates those companies and brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in products and services.
"It continues to be a great source of pride that our operations are recognized for their high standards of quality and excellence," said Ronald L. Nelson, chairman and chief executive officer, Avis Budget Group. "This is wonderful recognition which reflects the significant emphasis we've made on improving our systems, our products and our people to be more customer-centric, and all Avis employees around the world can take pride in this honor."
Avis has been consistently recognized by the World Travel Awards, with honors stretching back as far back as 1997, when Avis was named "World's Leading Business Car Rental Company." Since that time, Avis operations around the globe have received more than 80 World Travel Awards honors, including "Africa'sLeading Business Car Rental Company," "Asia's Leading Car Hire," "Europe'sLeading Business Car Rental Company," "Mexico and Central America's Leading Business Car Rental Company," "North America's Leading Car Hire" and "South America's Leading Car Hire."
The World Travel Awards were launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry.
Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,750 locations in more than 165 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.
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