Etihad Guest Partners With Rentalcars Connect

06 Jun, 2016, 10:00 ET from Rentalcars Connect

MANCHESTER, England, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Rentalcars Connect, the strategic partnerships division of Rentalcars.com, has partnered with Etihad Guest, the award-winning multi-airline loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional.

The new relationship means that Etihad Guest members will now earn miles every time they book a car with Rentalcars.com. The benefits of this partnership extend even further - members are rewarded with a higher number of miles according to their membership tier level, and how much they spend on their rental. In addition, holders of Etihad Guest co-branded credit cards will also be awarded a further 15 per cent bonus miles on each booking.

Members will have easy access to vehicles in over 46,000 locations in 169 countries worldwide, as well as access to the 24/7 customer service team.

Yasser Al Yousef, Managing Director, Etihad Guest, said:

"Our objective is to provide our members with fresh new offerings from quality providers. Rentalcars Connect is the perfect fit for our members who will benefit from attractive mileage rewards as well as an efficient car rental service. We strive for ever closer engagement with our membership and to partner with brands whose benefits complement our members' lifestyles." 

Ady Guthrie, Global Director of Rentalcars Connect, commented:

"We are delighted to offer our customer-loyalty-driven platform to Etihad Guest, which has been recognised as one of the best loyalty programmes in the world. We already partner with more than 70 airlines, and now look forward to providing members of Etihad Guest with easy and enjoyable rental experiences." 

About Rentalcars Connect: 

Rentalcars Connect is the B2B end-to-end car rental solution that is powered by the world's largest online car rental service - Rentalcars.com. Enabling over 3,000 partners, Rentalcars Connect provides innovative solutions that have the best conversion, revenue generation and customer loyalty for airlines, online travel agencies, and many other travel businesses globally. Each solution is available in 40 languages, 46,000 locations, and 169 countries worldwide. Customers can easily access over two million verified local supplier reviews by real travellers and book with confidence. Rentalcars Connect also operates an expert in-house customer service team providing 24/7 multilingual support to customers around the world. For more information, visit http://www.rentalcarsconnect.com.

Rentalcars.com is part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], the world leader in online travel, which serves consumers and partners through six primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, Agoda.com, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable. For more information, visit http://www.PricelineGroup.com.

About Etihad Guest:  

Etihad Guest, the award-winning multi airline loyalty program of Etihad Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, and Etihad Regional was launched in August 2006 and quickly established itself as one of the airline industry's fastest-growing and most innovative loyalty programs.

Etihad Guest now boasts more than 3.8 million members. The program offers members the opportunity to accumulate Etihad Guest Miles on flights with more than 40 airline partners, such as airberlin, Virgin Australia, Alitalia and Jet Airways. Members also enjoy accruing miles with global partners, ranging from hotel accommodation and car rental to retail and financial products. Etihad Guest members can redeem miles against a selection of flights on more than 3,000 routes and thousands of products on the Etihad Guest online Reward Shop. Etihad Guest Miles can also be used to shop at more than thirty million retail outlets worldwide with PointsPay® - an unmatched loyalty proposition.

About Etihad Aviation Group 

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising four business divisions - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Engineering, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.

From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, 117 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. For more information, please visit: http://www.etihad.com

SOURCE Rentalcars Connect