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Avis Car Rental Opening in Vietnam

Vietnam, 01 July 2009 – Avis, the leading global car rental company, recently announced its entrance into Vietnam as the first leading global car rental brand by 1 July 2009.

Avis Vietnam will offer business and leisure customers the full spectrum of car rental, car leasing and chauffeur drive services. Besides the latest range of compact, mid to large size, sports and luxury vehicles from popular brands such as Mercedes Benz, GM Daewoo, Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Audi and many others, a professionally trained and experienced English speaking local driver – Avis ambassador will also be included as part of the car hire. Avis Vietnam cars are equipped with amenities such as mobile phone, international newspapers and magazines, chilled water and towels and 24-hour customer-service support. Customers in Vietnam can also make overseas car rental reservations in more than 160 countries worldwide via the Avis Vietnam website www.avis.com.vn or call centre at (84-4) 3750 5070.

Avis Vietnam will operate from its main headquarters in Hanoi and plans to open branches in Ho Chi Minh City in the third quarter of 2009 and Danang in 2010. The company expects its fleet size to grow to over 300 by the end of 2011. Partnership tie-ups are also currently being established with major hotels and airlines to create a network of seamless travel experiences.

"The decision to set up operations in Vietnam was due to overwhelming demand from our corporate and leisure customers around the world and the fact that it was one of the last countries where Avis was not present yet" said Eric Brun, General Manager of Avis in Asia. "We believe that Avis Vietnam has great potential to grow in Vietnam"

“We want to set the unique standard of Avis in our services, our Avis ambassador qualifications and added values that customers could have experienced and it differentiates us from any other car rental companies in Vietnam” said Le Viet Hai Son, General Manager of Avis Vietnam. “Our main target customers will be leading international companies in Vietnam, foreign embassies, domestic corporations and Vietnam visitors increasing year by year”.

Avis - the leading global car rental company since 1946, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at nearly 5,000 locations in over 160 countries worldwide.

Avis Vietnam is operated by Gami Group under license from Avis Car Rental. Gami Group is of the largest well-diversified business groups in Vietnam with three main sectors including Real Estate, Trading & Services, and Finance & Banking.

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