Budget’s United Arab Emirates Franchise Honored

Budget UAE won the “Franchisee of the Year” award over franchisees from more than 70 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Budget International EMEA Annual Conference in Dublin, according to a Budget press release.

Budget Rent-a-Car UAE won the award based on parameters including leadership, innovation, marketing initiatives, branding, customer service and network expansion.  Budget UAE, which received this award for the first time, operates a network of 18 offices across the country.

Budget UAE senior general manager Salim Damji and sales manager Dominic Hagerty accepted the award at the ceremony following the conference.

The award comes as Budget UAE is pursuing further growth across the region as well as investing in fleet expansion and staff training. Budget UAE currently operates a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles.

The company is looking to achieve a 25% growth rate in 2011 compared to the 12-15% growth that took place over the past few years. The growth is due to what the company described as “unique tourism attractions and some iconic projects.”

Budget’s UAE network includes airport and city offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, making it one of the largest vehicle rental networks in the country.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

A Shared Mobility Model Takes Shape for Fleets

Technology that allows cab drivers flexible access to a shared fleet is leveling the playing field for an 89-year-old taxi company.

Safety Tech: Crash Avoidance or Sensory Overload?

As advanced safety technologies become even more pervasive on mainstream vehicles, are we creating “stupid drivers?"

Own the Fleet, Own the Future

In the dialogue surrounding new transportation paradigms, fleets have been off the public radar until recently. Here’s what’s going on, and a way for you to participate in the conversation.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>