Avis Rent A Car has joined forces with TripIt, offering travelers a more efficient way to add a rental car to their trips, according to an Oct. 4 press release.
A person who connects their Avis and TripIt accounts can access their trip itineraries and make an Avis reservation online. The new Avis service extracts trip details - such as flight and hotel reservations - from TripIt itineraries and inserts them into the corresponding fields on Avis.com.
"The vast majority of people typically make airline and hotel reservations first, before they reserve a rental car," said Tom Gartland, president, North America, for Avis Budget Group. "This partnership will help travelers who have completed their air and hotel arrangements and provide them with an even faster way to add an Avis rental to their trip. TripIt members will benefit from not having to remember travel dates, times or flight information, and having their rental car arrangements directly connected with their other travel plans."
According to Gregg Brockway, general manager and executive vice president of Concur's TripIt business unit, "Travelers will love how fast and easy it is to reserve an Avis vehicle and have all their trip plans in one place. Plus, the partnership brings to life the vision we've had for TripIt's technology since the very beginning: to streamline the travel process and make life easier for travelers."