Avis Celebrates Over 50 Years in Bahamas

Photo of Bahamas courtesy of Wikipedia.
Photo of Bahamas courtesy of Wikipedia.

Avis Car Rental announced the celebration of operating in the Bahamas for more than 50 years.

In 1938, J.V. "Skip" Roberts opened "Skip's U Drive It," which operated under various names until signing officially with Avis in 1961.

"Avis Bahamas has been a reliable source for rental cars in the Bahamas for decades," said Patric Siniscalchi, president, Asia-Pacific/Latin America & Caribbean, Avis Budget Group. "Jim Roberts and his team have been an excellent representative for the Avis brand, and I'm happy to congratulate them on achieving this milestone."

Under the leadership of President & CEO Jim Roberts, son of the late founder, Avis Bahamas remains the largest car rental company in the country, says the company. Operating from four locations on Grand Bahama and Nassau/Paradise Island, Avis has 35 employees and a fleet of 250 vehicles, which include popular models by Kia, Toyota, Suzuki and Hyundai.

"When my father began renting cars in 1938, he knew that the one thing that would set him apart — and allow the business to thrive — was a focus on the customer," said Roberts. "That tradition continues to this day. Our staff go out of their way to ensure that the rental experience is the best possible. Our team will show you why Avis is second to none."

Comment On This Story

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

Trends Moving the Truck Market

Storylines that emerged from the 2018 Work Truck Show include the increasing need for on-site productivity, inclusion of active safety systems in trucks, DPF frustrations affecting product decisions, data management, and the growing link between fleet management and company revenue.

MIT Study Reinforces the Newfound Importance of Fleet

Uber and Lyft drivers make far less when factoring vehicle expenses, though the actual numbers are now in dispute. A proper lifecycle cost analysis would’ve helped, and shows the benefit of collaboration with fleet professionals.

What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.