SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2018 /CNW/ -- 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," said John F. Rizzo, CEO, president and chief operating officer for Deem. "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."
The most difficult part of any business trip is too often the trip itself. It shouldn't be. Deem makes it painless for the traveler to get down to business without distraction, simpler for the travel manager and management company to keep track of all the moving parts, and easier for partners to get the information they need to stay competitive.
The Deem Work Fource platform is designed for the entire business travel ecosystem using machine learning, AI and predictive analytics. Deem's suite of tools range from a dynamic traveler booking platform, travel manager cost controls, travel agency service technology and supplier revenue opportunities, including the world's largest car service affiliate network and operator solutions.
Deem's Work Fource Platform services more than 50,000 corporate customers in 61 countries, speaking 14 languages – including the world's largest travel management companies. The company, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in Bangalore, India, is backed by leading venture capital funds, as well as corporate and private equity investors.
About Enterprise Holdings
In addition to the National Car Rental brand, Enterprise Holdings owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The company currently ranks as one of America's Largest Private Companies, and if it were publicly traded, the company would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies. The company operates a network of 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations in more than 90 countries throughout the world, and along with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, reported $22.3 billion in revenues in fiscal year 2017. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise, Enterprise Flex-E Rent and Enterprise Car Club.
SOURCE National Car Rental