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Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.
Founded in 1946 by Warren Avis (who sold his interest in 1954), Avis was the first company to rent cars from airport locations. The company grew rapidly during the 1950’s through franchised and corporate-owned expansion. In 1963, Avis introduced the award-winning “We try harder®” campaign and the tagline remains the company’s rallying cry even today. Ten years later, Avis launched its innovative Wizard system, the company’s proprietary reservation technology. Avis changed ownership multiple times in the 70’s and 80’s, becoming employee-owned in 1987. That same year, Avis introduced the Roving Rapid Return, a handheld computer terminal allowing customers to bypass the Avis counter. Two years later, the company launched Avis Cares® a program aimed at promoting renter and employee safety. In 1996, HFS Incorporated acquired Avis, which was then spun off as a separate public company, all but the franchising rights, Wizard system, and reservation operations. In 2000, the company introduced Avis Interactive, the first Internet-based reporting system for commercial accounts in the car rental industry, which was significantly enhanced and re-launched in 2006. In March 2001, Cendant Corporation purchased all of the outstanding shares of Avis Group Holdings and later that year moved its world headquarters to Parsippany, NJ. In 2006, Cendant Corp. separated into four independent companies: Realogy, Wyndham Worldwide, Travelport and Avis Budget Group, Inc., which is now the parent company of Avis Car Rental. In 2011, Avis Budget Group acquires Avis Europe plc. The transaction re-unites Avis Budget Group with its licensee for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
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Spokane Intl Airport
Additional Travel Information
You’ll have your choice of rental car providers when you fly into Spokane, but for the most diverse selection of Spokane airport car rentals backed by superior customer service and great deals, Avis Car Rental is the ideal choice.
Select a sporty luxury car for arriving at your meetings in style, a spacious SUV with plenty of room for you and your colleagues or an easy-to-park compact car to tackle the busy downtown traffic. Whether you’re in town on serious business or for a pleasurable getaway, Avis has the right top-class rental vehicle for you.
You’ll find the Avis rental counter by the baggage claim area of Spokane International Airport (GEG). After some quick paperwork, you’ll have your keys and be on your way in no time. If you’re traveling on a tight schedule, you can always accelerate your travel experience with Avis Preferred, a complimentary membership that allows you to skip the line and go straight to your car. What’s more, all of our Spokane International Airport rental cars are conveniently parked right outside the terminal, so you won’t have to wait for a shuttle bus to take you to the GEG car rental lot.
A quick 5-mile drive brings you to downtown Spokane. This is the heart of the central business district, and also an area that boasts some incredible dining establishments. Treat your clients to an evening at Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie, where the chefs take pride in using only the freshest local ingredients, and only serve free-range, naturally raised animal products. The menu offers something to satisfy every palate, including options for vegetarians and vegans.
Whatever your plans in Spokane may be, you can depend on Avis airport car rentals to help you get the most out of your trip. Whether you’re here on business or pleasure, you’ll get your stay started off right.
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- Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the key drop box at the Avis counter inside the terminal. The terminal is open 24 hours. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.
NOTE: In order to enter the car return lot in the evening/early morning, the customer will be required to show the rental agreement to the security guard posted at the return lot entrance.
- Proceed to the Avis counter in the baggage claim area. Show your driver’s license to receive your preprinted rental document and keys. Rental cars are parked outside the baggage claim area.
- AIRLINE PASSENGERS
Proceed to the Avis counter near the United/Delta/Southwest baggage claim area. Rental cars are parked outside the baggage claim area.
Follow airport signs for “Arrivals” or “Baggage Claim”. They will lead to the baggage claim area entrance. Proceed inside to locate the Avis counter. Rental cars are parked outside the baggage claim area.