CEO Blog

15 March 2019

Written by Ravindra Bhagwanani on . Posted in Archives

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Etihad Guest has started an exclusive car rental partnership with Avis Budget Group. Similarly to what British Airways did in the Executive Club at that level some time ago, it is though not entirely clear in what exactly this benefits members. Some weak advantages seem not to outweigh the disadvantage of having a smaller choice, as Etihad Guest has severed ties with its former partners Europcar, Hertz and Sixt, but also with the booking platform rentalcars.com. In the reality of a corporate travel environment where travellers have hardly a choice to select their car rental company, Etihad Guest becomes certainly a more difficult choice for many as a result.