The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-06-24T01:49:10Z New Regional Manager announced for Thrifty Car Rental 2011-06-24T01:49:10Z new-regional-manager-announced-for-thrifty-car-rental Thrifty Car Rental announces the appointment of Michael Stewart to the role of Regional Manager for Western Australia.Michael moves from his current role at Thrifty Car Rental as Regional Manager for North Queensland, which he has held since 2006.Operations Director Kayleen Collins said: ‘We are delighted to announce Michael Stewart as Thrifty’s new Regional Manager for Western Australia.“Michael has over 30 years’ experience in the car rental industry and he has overseen much growth and change during his time with us in North Queensland. We are confident he will continue to ensure we deliver the best car rental experience in Western Australia too.”Thrifty is the exclusive car rental partner for Australia's seven motoring clubs including RAC in Western Australia, along with NRMA, RACV, RACQ, AANT, RAA and RACT. Thrifty Car Rental hands over keys to a Hyundai i30 2011-04-15T02:36:19Z thrifty-car-rental-hands-over-keys-to-a-hyundai-i30 One lucky winner has picked up the keys to a brand new Hyundai i30, courtesy of Thrifty Car Rental. Susan Rich, from Waterloo, won the car rental for a year - worth $15,000 - in a prize draw run exclusively for members of the NRMA, in partnership with Thrifty Car Rental. “It was a wonderful surprise, I’m absolutely delighted,” she said. “We’d actually been looking at the i30 for a while, because of its safety features and technology and it had won Australian car of the year too. We were talking about getting a new car – and then the next day I got the call to say I’d won the competition!” NRMA Present Wendy Machin presented Ms Rich with her vehicle at Thrifty’s Sydney Airport location. Wendy said: “Congratulations and well done to Susan on winning this fantastic prize. As the exclusive car rental provider to the NRMA, this competition is Thrifty’s way of saying thank you to all our NRMA members for their continued support. “I am sure Susan will enjoy driving Thrifty’s Hyundai i30 for the next year and the Thrifty team will provide her the very best customer care. I hope more and more NRMA members will benefit from year-round offers from Thrifty.” Thrifty scored a significant coup in October 2010 being named as the exclusive car rental partner for Australia's sevenmotoring clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, AANT, RAA and RACT). Thrifty provides best customer service to the combined 6.8 million members across the country. Similar competitions are being run in conjunction with the other Motoring Clubs in each State. Offers exclusive to motoring club members from Thrifty include free vehicle upgrades at weekends, free rental days and free baby seat and booster. The Hyundai i30 is a recent addition to the Thrifty fleet and is available for rental from selected Thrifty locations. For more information and to find your nearest Thrifty Car Rental. Thrifty Car Rental creates new connections at international trade event 2011-04-15T02:34:21Z thrifty-car-rental-creates-new-connections-at-international-trade-event Thrifty Car Rental had the opportunity to meet dozens of potential buyers at this year’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). Thrifty was represented for four days at the industry event, which took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. One lucky buyer, Jen Snow, Product Manager for Freedom Destinations in the UK, also walked away with a brand new iPad 2 in a competition run by Thrifty. Thrifty National Leisure Sales Manager Mark Taylor said: “The ATE was a great way for us to showcase our business and we met with approximately 60 buyers from markets including the UK, Europe, the Americas and New Zealand.” “Our ‘win an iPad 2’ competition was really popular and was a nice way for us to say thanks to the buyers for attending and spending time with our representatives.” The ATE is the largest trade industry event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Mark continued: “ATE is a fantastic showcase of the best of Australian tourism product. As the only 100% Australian owned international car rental brand Thrifty is best placed to give the overseas traveller a true taste of what our country has to offer. “The theme of this year’s ATE was Australian Journeys so what better way to experience Australia than by renting a car from Thrifty Car Rental. We’re based at more than 210 locations nationally, including convenient locations in key tourist areas such as Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru and Cairns.” Thrifty Car Rental gears up for top travel industry award 2011-04-08T00:43:41Z thrifty-car-rental-gears-up-for-top-travel-industry-award Thrifty Car Rental has been nominated for a top travel industry award – with the winner to be decided by those who work in the industry itself. Thrifty is in the running for Best Car/Campervan Rental Operator at this year’s National Travel Industry Awards, organized by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. All Australian travel agents are eligible to vote for the awards and winners will be announced at a ceremony in July. Thrifty CEO Bryn McGoldrick said: “These awards celebrate all that is great about the Australian travel industry. “As the only 100% Australian owned international car rental brand, Thrifty is calling on all travel agents to show their support for homegrown businesses by voting for Thrifty to win the Best Car Rental Operator category.” “I’m confident Thrifty offers Australia’s best car rental experience and value and it would be fantastic to be recognised at such prestigious awards. Thrifty scored a significant coup in October 2010 being named as the exclusive car rental partner for Australia's sevenmotoring clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, AANT, RAA and RACT). "Thrifty hasdemonstrated a leading customerservice culture that combined with proactive key account management is making us the car rental company of choice for discerning travellers" said McGoldrick. Travel agents have until Thursday 21 April at 5pm to show their support for Thrifty by voting at www.afta.com.au Nominations are restricted to one per travel agency.Notes to editors: Kingmill Pty Ltd, trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA Motoring & Services. Thrifty has a modern fleet of more than 14,000 vehicles and offers great value car hire and friendly customer service in more than 210 locations nationally and 30 locations in New Zealand. Thrifty Car Rental in top gear for largest trade industry event of the year 2011-04-05T03:06:23Z thrifty-car-rental-in-top-gear-for-largest-trade-industry-event-of-the-year Thrifty Car Rental will be represented at the largest trade industry event of its kind in the southern hemisphere this week – the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). From Tuesday 5 April to Friday 8 April inclusive Thrifty will be at stand 170 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. Buyers are expected to attend from all the key markets including the UK, Europe, the Americas and New Zealand. Thrifty National Leisure Sales Manager Mark Taylor said: “ATE is a fantastic showcase of the best of Australian tourism product. “As the only 100% Australian owned international car rental brand Thrifty is best placed to give the overseas traveller a true taste of what our country has to offer. “The theme of this year’s ATE is Australian Journeys so what better way to experience Australia than by renting a car from Thrifty Car Rental. We’re based at more than 210 locations nationally, including convenient locations in key tourist areas such as Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru and Cairns.” Thrifty is offering all buyers attending this year’s ATE the chance to win an iPad 2. To enter, buyers need to leave their business card with Thrifty at stand 170. Thrifty Car Rental offers One Way Car Hire 2011-02-18T05:02:57Z thrifty-car-rental-offers-one-way-car-hire Thrifty Car Rental is offering customers the option to travel from Brisbane to Sydney or Brisbane to Melbourne for just $9.95 per day!* So if you’re looking for a quick city getaway or a tourist exploring Australia’s greatest cities, this one way car hire deal is one of the cheapest ways to get to your city destination. Simply rent a car from Brisbane city or airport and return it to Sydney or Melbourne city or airport for just $9.95 a day! This low rate includes GST, vehicle registration recovery fee, administration recovery fee and unlimited kilometers – it’s all inclusive*. Imagine all the sites of Australia’s east coast you can visit during your trip; Byron Bay, Gold Coast and the Central Coast. To find out more about this one way car hire offer go to www.thrifty.com.au/oneway9 Thrifty Announces Virgin Blue Car Rental Partnership 2010-08-04T05:57:00Z thrifty-announces-virgin-blue-car-rental-partnership Thrifty CEO Australia/New Zealand Bryn McGoldrick today announced the signing of an agreement with the Virgin Blue Airlines Group and a partnership that will offer guests of Virgin Blue, V Australia and Pacific Blue special rates across all their local and global destinations. “Thrifty is delighted to establish a new relationship with the Virgin Blue Airlines Group” said Mr McGoldrick. “We are confident that we can offer Virgin Guests genuine value and an excellent customer experience. As part of the NRMA Motoring & Services Group, with over 2 million members located throughout NSW and the ACT, we feel we bring a new and exciting dimension to this important partnership and we look forward to working with Virgin Blue, V Australia and Pacific Blue to provide great offers and service to their guests. This is an exciting opportunity for Thrifty and we look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with an airline that shares our passion for quality and great value.” The announcement coincides with the launch by the Virgin Blue Airlines Group of a new car hire site which allows their Guests to search and select from a broad range of car hire companies across local and global destinations – all within one convenient website. Virgin Blue Chief Executive and Co-Founder Brett Godfrey said: “The new Partnership with the globally recognised Thrifty brand will now give our Guests more choice and the benefits of true competition. As well our Velocity Members will now be able to earn points from all of our rental car partners across Australia, New Zealand and around the world.” Visit the Thrifty & Virgin Blue Car Rental page. Hit the Road with Thrifty and Wotif 2010-07-13T01:00:45Z hit-the-road-with-thrifty-and-wotif Thrifty Car Rental offers affordable car hire in 210 locations nationally. Whether your are looking to hire a car at Sydney airport, the Melbourne city centre or popular holiday destinations like the Gold Coast or Brisbane, we have the right deal for you. Thrifty is not about cheap or budget car hire, but rather about providing you with Australia's best car rental experience and value. We are constantly working to bring you the best car hire deals and prices. Whilst our web site gives you access to the everyday great rates available, we are constantly updated with specials available from our offices. You can check out these current specials at ourcar rental specials page. In addition to the best car hire deals and prices, we are constantly working to bring you the greater value not just with Thrifty, but with our partners. In- conjunction with Wotif.com latest release of driving routes, Thrifty Car Rental and Wotif are giving you the chance to Win the driving holiday of your dreams worth up to $3,000. Thrifty customers will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 Wotif.com accommodation voucher and $1,000 Thrifty car hire voucher, to hit the road along one of these driving routes. Entering the competition is easy and best yet it’s free! To enter the competition, or to find out more information, visit www.thrifty.com.au/wotifwheels Some of the driving routes available at Wotif.com are: - Cairns to Port Douglas, QLD - Snowy Mountains Drive, NSW - Watagan Mountains, NSW - Grand Pacific Drive, NSW - Great Ocean Road, VIC - Canberra to Melbourne, ACT - Darwin to Uluru, NT - Barossa Valley, SA - Margaret River, WA - Tamar Valley, TAS - Auckland to Waitomo Caves, North Island - Auckland to Napier, North Island - Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, North & South Island - Wellington to Queenstown, South Island - Christchurch round-trip, South Island