The National Car Rental brand is partnering with Deem — a leading mobile and cloud software technology provider — to make business travel in China even more innovative, efficient, and convenient.
Business travelers to China can now book their reservations directly through the Deem Work Fource application, or their travel management partner, and have their reservations fulfilled by National Car Rental’s new “National Car and Driver” service.
"Our mission is to make business travelers’ time more productive and more hassle-free through the world’s best transportation options,” John F. Rizzo, Deem's CEO and president, said in a statement. “For example, Deem’s new and innovative Ground Work platform, coupled with the integration of Enterprise Holdings and eHi Car Services, enables corporate travelers to make better choices for their business trips in China.”
The National Car Rental brand is owned by Enterprise Holdings, which also is a strategic investor in eHi Car Services, the leading provider of car-plus-driver rentals in China with locations in more than 200 cities. Starting Oct. 1, eHi will begin providing cars and professional drivers under the National brand.
Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises — operating a fleet of nearly 1.9 million vehicles — provides a comprehensive portfolio of transportation solutions, including car rental, carsharing, vanpooling, car sales, truck rental, online ride-matching, affiliated fleet management services, and now car-and-driver services. Enterprise Holdings not only is the world’s largest car rental operator, but also an industry leader in mobility and technology as well as one of the top global travel companies in terms of revenue, ranking ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators, and online travel agencies.
“Booking a rental car can be tricky for business travelers when they travel in China,” said Don Moore, vice president of Business Rental Sales and Global Corporate Accounts for Enterprise Holdings. “Visitors can’t just book a car rental and drive themselves around. They need a resident driver, whether it’s point-to-point, hourly or a multi-day trip.”
Deem’s technology allows travelers to book car-and-driver services in hundreds of locations in China through multiple platforms, including Deem Work Fource, GetThere, Egencia, Sabre Red App, and Apollo.
Deem Work Fource is a business travel booking and management platform used by millions of travelers and major travel management companies around the world. Deem’s suite of tools is designed for the entire business travel ecosystem using machine learning, AI, and predictive analytics — so travel managers, delegates, agents, and travelers can focus on their business and not on the hassle of managing trips.
“We are continually expanding the Deem platform across the globe,” said Rizzo. “Now, with expanded options in China, travelers have more choices in more locations that will save them time, money and hassle.”