Avis Budget Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Didi Chuxing, a mobile transportation platform, to provide Didi Chuxing's over 300 million registered users with access to Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental vehicles when traveling in approximately 175 countries.
Through this partnership, Avis Budget Group and Didi Chuxing will coordinate product, technology, and local marketing resources to provide Didi Chuxing's registered users traveling outbound from China with car rental service — right from Didi Chuxing's mobile application, according to the company.
Registered users will be able to book Avis and Budget rentals at airports and neighborhood locations around the globe.
"Internationalization is a clear mission for Didi,” said FU Qiang, senior vice president of Didi Chuxing and general manager for Didi Car Rental. “The partnership with Avis Budget is a key step in Didi's broader initiative to go global as we continue to explore the frontier of innovation with our growing data capacities. Together, we will provide quality local travel experiences across the world for China's fast-expanding outbound traveler community. We also look forward to building a more connected global mobility network that builds greater momentum for growth on a spirit of openness and sharing."
"Like Avis Budget Group, Didi Chuxing is committed to providing its customers with innovative solutions to make travel as stress-free as possible,” said Mark Servodidio, president, International, Avis Budget Group. “This is even more valuable when traveling internationally. This strategic alliance gives us the opportunity to demonstrate Avis' world-renowned premium service and the great value of Budget to Didi Chuxing's substantial user base."