Amadeus says it has become the first company in the car rental industry to go 100% electronic for reservations with all car rental companies worldwide.
The technology company says its entire network of agencies can now use e-vouchers, first launched in December 2006, giving access to 24 global car rental companies in 36,000 rental locations worldwide.
Marcos Isaac, director of the travel services business group at Amadeus, said: “With the complete withdrawal of paper vouchers, Amadeus takes the lead as the technology partner for the car hire industry. Just as we did when we launched Amadeus Cars e-Voucher, we are providing the technology to bring benefits to travellers, travel agents and car rental providers.”
Elaine Cottrell, distribution systems manager at Avis Europe, added: “Avis Europe is delighted to have implemented Amadeus Cars e-Voucher globally. This functionality is a great benefit for travel agents as it provides them with the ability to pay for their reservation without having to produce a voucher at the rental counter.”