Silvercar Extends App-Based Rental Service to Travel Agents

A customer at Silvercar's location at Austin Bergstrom International Airport is guided to his car by Silvercar's curbside valet service. Photo credit: Silvercar
A customer at Silvercar's location at Austin Bergstrom International Airport is guided to his car by Silvercar's curbside valet service. Photo credit: Silvercar

Silvercar, the app-based rental service, has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Travelport, a distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry.

The partnership extends Silvercar’s reach beyond its current locations in Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco for all Worldspan-connected U.S. travel agents.

“Silvercar is pleased to provide Travelport-connected travel agents with access to our premium service,” said Allen Darnell, chief technology officer of Silvercar. “We have developed a niche product for the discerning traveler who desires a car rental experience that is a notch above what is currently offered in the standard and economy car rental markets.”

With a fleet of silver Audi A4 vehicles — all equipped with a navigation system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth pairing and toll tracking — Silvercar aims to offer a high-tech version of airport car rental services to customers who are looking for an enhanced rental experience at competitive prices, according to the company.

“We’re delighted to offer Silvercar to our agency community,” said Niklas Andreen, global vice president of hospitality and partner marketing at Travelport. “Travelport is confident that Silvercar content speaks to our unwavering commitment to provide our customers with the widest possible range of travel content. Enabling Travelport-connected agents to access new and innovative products, such as Silvercar, allows them to meet the ever-growing demand for premium methods of car [rental].”

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