Thrifty Car Rental has been named as the official car rental supplier of Australia’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to a report by Inside the Games.
Thrifty will provide nearly 1,400 vehicles across 15 categories to help the Games run smoothly, says the report. This will include a variety of cars as well as light commercial vehicles and small buses.
Additionally, Thrifty will have press trucks to broadcast as well as cycling team vehicles during the Games, according to the report.
Car-with-driver services will be provided to officials, including technical delegates, team officials, and sponsors, says the report.
"The Games are so much more than just a sports competition; we're working to deliver economic benefits across the coast in a range of different areas,” Peter Beattie, Gold Coast 2018 chairman, told Inside the Games. "As an example, through this arrangement, Thrifty will reinvigorate their rental stock, support the Coast's tourism market through the provision of newer and safer vehicles, and the benefits will flow further down their supply chain."
After the Games, the vehicles will become part of Thrifty’s fleet of rental cars, according to the report.
The Games will take place from April 4 to 15 in 2018.
Click here for the full Inside the Games report.