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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.
About this location:
Trenton Mercer Airport
Additional Location Information
- Outside the baggage claim area, proceed to the courtesy Avis Budget Shuttle Bus pick-up area. Upon arrival at our office proceed inside to the Avis Preferred counter line or normal line if no Preferred line. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will provide the keys & directions to your vehicle.
- COUNTER: **Airline Passengers** – After claiming your luggage please exit the Baggage Claim area. Look for the Avis Budget shuttle bus which will pick you up and take you to the rental counter which is approx. 1 mile away.
**Local Customers** – From I-95 take Exit 3 to Trenton Mercer Airport General Aviation. Follow the signs to Landmark Aviation. Our Rental Counter is located near Landmark Aviation.
VEHICLES: On-site. Rental vehicles are parked outside the office.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not available. Rental vehicle must be returned during office hours.