Global car rental provider, Avis Rent a Car, has been operating in Botswana since the 1970s providing quality service and efficient transport solutions to visitors and residents countrywide.
Avis’ offices are positioned in the capital city Gaborone, and popular towns Maun, Kasane and Francistown, making them easily accessible for locals and travelers. Offering both car rental and full maintenance leasing solutions, Avis provides in excess of 220 vehicles available for renting and manages over 850 financed fleet vehicles whilst continuing to grow its fleet, keeping up with the increasing demand.
As a stand out and highly respected brand in Botswana, Avis’ Country Manager, Julian Hill, defines the company’s competitive edge, “We have the largest fleet offering of all car rental companies in Botswana and also offer an international online reservations system allowing people to book a vehicle from anywhere in the world. We are respected for our high international service standards.”
Executive travelers who come to Botswana for short-term projects needing immediate transport are the main clientele for Avis. There was a noticeable drop in business for Avis during the global financial crisis, although now, business has surpassed pre-crisis numbers. The anticipated growth in Avis’ activities is with thanks to planned government initiatives, which will bring new investors to the country.
Placing people and communities as a high priority, Avis is involved in a number of corporate social responsibility projects in Botswana. The initiatives they support include disadvantaged and orphaned children as well as assisting the elderly. Julian Hill shares, “Our people and their service offering is what makes the difference and at Avis we always try our utmost to live up to the ‘We Try Harder’ promise. Avis has been voted as the number one car rental company by PMR Africa consecutively for the last seven years. Botswana is an excellent investment destination, and Avis is the car rental partner of choice.”