Thrifty Turkey “2006 Best New Start-Up”
Thrifty Turkey, which started operations in May 2006, was presented with the ‘Best New Start-Up 2006’ award at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.’s annual regional meeting, held in Istanbul recently.
This win comes only seven months after the world-renowned brand entered into a partnership with one of Turkey’s leading conglomerates, the Garage group. Established in 1999, Garage Car Rental has quickly become the number one choice for anyone looking to rent passenger and commercial vehicles in Turkey for long term / operational usage as well as short-term usage, airport transfers, chauffeur and wedding services.
“Winning this award is a testament to the strength and caliber of the Thrifty Turkey team, who remain committed to offering the highest-quality car rental service to residents, tourists and visiting businesspeople, giving them the opportunity to explore the beauty of our country with a name that they can trust,” said Mr. Ozan Pekcetin, the General Manager of Thrifty Car Rental of Turkey.
Thrifty Car Rental branches have already opened in Antalyta, Bodrum, Dalaman, Istanbul, Izmor, and Marmaris, in addition to a 7th branch that is planned to open soon in Ankara. The rental fleet available has grown to more than 500 vehicles, consisting of premium car brands from Japanese, American and European manufacturers.
Thrifty’s future plans in Turkey include opening several sub franchisee offices across the country at key locations, terminal desks at Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Izmir airports and an airport service available at other branches across Turkey.
“Turkey is expected to remain one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations throughout 2007. Judging by its initial achievements, we anticipate continued growth and success within Thrifty Turkey as it capitalizes on this constant flow of travelers,” added Sam ElTibi, regional director, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.
About the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Driven by the mission “Value Every Time,” the Company's brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value-conscious travelers in approximately 70 countries with over 1,300 locations. Dollar and Thrifty have over 800 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada including operations at most major airports. The Company's more than 8,300 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an expanding international franchise network. For additional information, visit dtag.com.