June 7, 2006

Avis offers mobility scooters with car rentals

Parsippany, New Jersey – Avis Rent A Car has announced a new pilot program that will give customers the ability to rent a mobile scooter, which will be waiting in the trunk of a rental vehicle or delivered to the customer’s location. The program will be launched in Las Vegas and Orlando.

The scooters are popular with older or disabled travellers and are the latest addition to Avis Access, the company’s suite of products for travellers with disabilities. Customers can reserve a mobility scooter when making vehicle reservations by calling 1-888-TRY-HARDER, contacting mobility equipment supplier Scootaround at 1-888-441-7575, or online at www.scootaround.com/avis. There is an additional charge of US$40 per rental day in Las Vegas, and US$50 per rental day in Orlando, with multiple day discounts available.

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