Avis South Africa Bans Smoking in Cars

Photo via Atomic Taco/Flickr.
Photo via Atomic Taco/Flickr.

As of August, customers of Avis South Africa are no longer allowed to smoke in rental vehicles, according to a report by iafrica.com.

Avis South Africa aims to maintain the cleanliness of the vehicles and prevent a residual smoke odor, says the report. If a customer is found to have smoked in an Avis vehicle, he or she will be charged to ensure the vehicle is fresh for the next renter.

“We acknowledge that there are vehicles that are currently on fleet that might have been smoked in and it will take some time before our fleet is completely smoke free,” Keith Rankin, Avis’ chief executive, Southern Africa told iAfrica.com. “Customers can rest assure that Avis will always try harder and ensure that all vehicles are kept clean and of a high standard.”

Click here for the full iAfrica.com article: http://travel.iafrica.com/bulletinboard/952145.html

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

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

Car Rental’s Call to Action on Autonomous Vehicles

The car rental industry has built-in advantages to support a world with driverless cars, but it needs to take the next step in partnering with autonomous vehicle stakeholders.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.