Avis India Launches its Mobile Application for Self & Chauffeur Drive Rentals

Available on iOS‘App Store’ and Google ‘Play Store’

Avis India, India’s leading mobility solutions provider has launched its Mobile Application (App) to enable Chauffeur Drive & Self Drive rentals in India.

 

The Mobile App available for Android and Apple users is a free interactive tool that allows travelers to make a reservation. The new application, available online through the iOS ‘App Store’ and Google ‘Play Store’ features multi-touch booking so customers can easily point and click on a vehicle for rent. Along with a simplified booking process the App has multiple features such as managing bookings, 24*7 Customer support, exploring latest offers, sharing with friends and family, etc.

 

Mr. Sunil Gupta, Managing Director & CEO of Avis India said “We’re always looking for ways to save our customers time and enhance the rental experience – and that starts with the reservation process. Soon the Avis India App will also power our international self-drive bookings to Avis worldwide network of 168 countries. The App will also enable chauffeur drive bookings to its large network of corporate customers.”

 

Avis India has also remodeled its current website www.avis.co.in and made it more user friendly.

 

“We use sophisticated telematics solutions to enable all cars to be available on a single web and mobile platform. The Mobile application becomes the navigation and key to your car once it has been booked.”, further added Mr Gupta.

 

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with more than 5,200 locations in more than 168 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. For more information visit www.avis.com.


About Avis India

India’s leading car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, Avis India, is a joint venture between Avis Budget Group, Inc. and The Oberoi Group. Avis India has a fleet of more than 5500 premium cars across the country, with a network extending across 50 conveniently-located rental stations in 20 cities. Avis India has more than 3000 vehicles in operations under its car leasing business. For further information, please visit www.avis.co.in. The Oberoi Group operates 28 hotels and three cruisers in five countries under the luxury ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ brands. For more information on The Oberoi Group, please visit www.oberoihotels.com

Avis in India is present at Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, NOIDA, Pune, Rishikesh, Shimla, Trivandrum, Udaipur, and Vadodara.

Gaana and Uber partner to bring music to your ride

 

Musical experience to be offered to

Uber riders via Gaana

Gaana, India’s largest and most popular music broadcasting service and Uber, the smartphone app that’s transformed the way people move around in cities, have announced a partnership to enhance the rider’s Uber experience.

Uber riders will be able to listen to songs of their choice while riding the cab. The pilot project will begin in Mumbai, across Uber Brands – Uber Black, Uber Go, Uber WiFi, and Uber SUV. Riders will be offered 2 months Gaana+ subscription as part of this activation pilot.

Prashan Agarwal, COO, at Gaana said, “Music lovers want to experience uninterrupted music of their choice & with this partnership we aim to give the rider this experience on Gaana. In-car entertainment is an important segment in our audience and we have once again demonstrated Gaana’s brand message of music everywhere – jo bhi situation Bas bajna Chaiye Gaana with this partnership.”

Said Shailesh Sawlani, General Manager, Uber Mumbai, “At Uber we look at the rider’s experience from end-to-end, which begins with a push of a button and getting your ride and ends at rider’s destination. The time in between which is spent in the car, plays a crucial role in enhancing the rider’s Uber experience. We look at different ways to engage with riders to ensure they have a great holistic Uber experience.”

Gaana has 42 million downloads on the mobile, and it offers unlimited access to over 1 crore songs in 22 languages. Gaana is India’s most popular and fastest growing music service.About Uber

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Today Uber is available in almost 400 cities in 68 countries. The service is available in 26 Indian cities — more than any other country outside the United States. www.uber.com

“Prive Collection” Launch at Radisson Blu MBD Hotel , Noida

Radisson Blu MBD Hotel,Noida Hosts a Lavish Celebration for the Launch of their ‘Privé Collection’

 MBD Privé Collection – The Ultimate Uber-Luxury Destination in Delhi-NCR! ~

Prive Crescent

Noida’s first 5-star deluxe property, the Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida, has launched their all-new MBDPrivé Collection, which offers the highest level of luxury and comfort way beyond your expectations, with a grand celebration and an ultimate uber luxury experience at the luxurious property amidst the crème de la crème of Delhi-NCR today. The synergy of timeless craftsmanship and modern engineering is sure to make the MBD Privé Collection a unique address for discerning travelers in Delhi-NCR.

The evening began with picking up guests in chauffeur driven premium luxury cars presenting an exotic treat of leisure, followed by a tour of ostentatious collection of rooms that were tastefully decorated to suit the distinct guest moods in the world of luxury: work on a marvelously crafted writing desk, white glove dinner service, signature morning tea service and turn down service with signature aroma in bathtub. Each mood was depicted in bespoke style with customized light setting and theme music in each room type to give the perfect feel. This tour culminated in a specially curated dinner service with champagne and a beautiful Harp & Flute duo instrumental live performance.

Prive Premium

The rooms have been designed in the best Venetian and French traditions as the decorative scheme encapsulates centuries with styles alternating between those from the Victorian to the most contemporary, which makes its appearance timeless and eclectic. Each furniture piece is bespoke and finished meticulously with gold carvings that date back to the 1800s. All the decorative lights, including goose necks, table lamps, chandeliers and standing lamps are hand-picked for their unique character and presence to heighten the elegance of the elaborately designed rooms. Quintessentially, the features in the new range include rich fabrics, high beds with footstools, elegant bathroom fittings, modern amenities and neoclassical carpets. The detailed craftsmanship in ceilings and walls creates interesting design elements at the MBD Privé Collection.

Each room in this brand new MBD Privé Collection defines uber luxury as it emulates the fashion and impeccable interiors of rococo style while staying true to its Indian roots by blending it with heavy lush embroidery and authentic ‘dabka’ work on draperies and cushions. The calmness of the interiors is inviting while the freshness is introduced by refreshing green adorned with subtle wallpapers at the corridor level. Adding to the royal charm, the rooms have POP-carved frames around colonial paintings, which are well complemented by the floor with contemporary Italian wooden and stone finishes. Each element has its own peculiarity while retaining design cohesion through different eras thus making it ageless and offering the best of both worlds. All the guest rooms and suites have a collection of antique finish furniture with elegant bathrooms and a range of impressive reclaimed beds and emperor beds with intricate gilt bed wall canopies and bed throws.

Prive Suite2

To provide the exquisite and unique touch, there’s a Privé Lounge, which is an exclusive area that makes for a perfect space for an extravagant lunch or an exuberant networking dinner with complimentary cocktail hours, lavish evening amenities and a well-stocked library for passionate readers. To the most astute global travelers, the MBD Privé Collection presents a lavish experience including a personal butler, access to the Privé Lounge, signature amenities, signature  aromas, mood-lighting, in-room technology that cater to personal specifications and much more for an effortless and luxury stay experience.

Comprising of 33 elaborately designed rooms that are lavishly furnished to ensure an unprecedented level of luxury and hospitality experience for the guests, with the bespoke personalized services catering to their individual needs, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida is all set to establish the finest and the most revered hospitality benchmark in the city. With this new addition, the Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida hasredefined luxury and comfort and is soon going to become the first choice in Delhi-NCR for anyone travelling for business and pleasure by exceeding the expectations of those looking to indulge themselves in an effortless, regal and opulent stay experience!

 

About Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida:

Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida is fully owned and managed by the MBD Group In its twelve years of existence, the Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida has quietly, but distinctly defined itself as a trendsetter and is a top performing hotel in competition set. Moreover, in 2015-16, the hotel has achieved rev par among the top 3 hotels in the entire NCR. The Hotel creates a beautiful synergy of fashion, style and hospitality with its award winning food and beverage outlets Made In India (The Indian Restaurant), ‘RED (The Oriental Restaurant)  and the The Chocolate Box & lounge  along withS-18 (The 24 hrs brasserie) and Espace spa and fitness club. The Hotel was honored with the Hospitality India award for “The Best Business Hotel in Delhi & NCR” 2009 & 2012. In just a short span of less than two years, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida, received the “The Best Franchise of the year award 2005. The Hotel also received the Asia Pacific’s Best Performing Franchised Hotel of the Year for 2011 Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, ‘Hotel of the year’ 2012 and 13 and “Responsible Business Hotel of the year 2012”, Franchised Hotel Asia Pacific by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida has also featured amongst the top 100 Best Business Hotel in India by Conde’ Nast Travelers (2012). The hotel has also been awarded the Silver certification from Earth Check; the world’s leading and largest environmental management system in use by the travel and tourism industry. The hotel has also got inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ of Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners on the World’s Largest Travel Site, TripAdvisor.

 

About MBD Group:

MBD Group is one of the leading education companies in India with over 6 decades of experience. Under the futuristic vision of the Founder of the Group Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra, MBD has diversified

into various industries including E-Learning, M-Learning, Hospitality, Real Estate, Mall Development and Management, CT Infrastructure, Skill Development, Stationery, Magazine and Paper Manufacturing. Currently, the group is catering to learners across the country with its 5 publishing divisions and 37 branch offices in India. The group has also ventured into the SAARC, South African and Sri Lankan markets with its basket of education services.

MBD Group hassuccessfully established itself in the hospitality industry through its maiden venture, the Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida. The second venture of the group is the Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana which is the first 5 star deluxe hotel in city. Group has also ventured into premium and luxury mixed use developments primarily entailing hotel, retail and entertainment, under the brand name The MBD Neopolisand are operating successfully at Ludhiana and Jalandhar. The next category of Luxury mixed-use developments of the Group, The MBD Zephyr will be located at Whitefield Bangalore. MBD Group has similar plans in Greater Noida, Hyderabad, Jalandhar and Goa.

 

Magma and PCRA join hands to make our environment and highways a safer haven

~ Target to save close to 40 lac liters of diesel ~

~ Carbon emission to be reduced by over 10,000 tonnes~

~ Improve income and well being of truck drivers~

Workshop conducted by PCRA Trainers at the Magma Fuel Conservation Centre_02

New Delhi, 11th August’2015: Magma Fincorp Ltd., a premier NBFC which tied up with Government of India concern Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) recently, today announced having imparted training to over 8000 Truckers in 11 transport nagars in the country, plans to train over 1 Lac truckers in the first phase of its “Truckers Wellbeing” campaign. The company which is aiming to achieve three unique feats – of reducing environment pollution, increasing efficiency and profitability of the truckers community and imparting safer driving skills to the drivers is poised to train over 40,000 truckers in the first year of the initiative.

Magma and PCRA, in a joint press meet held today in the national capital, also showcased the E-toilets and Porta Cabins which have been set up at high traffic transport nagars across the country to improve truckers’ hygiene conditions and to train the drivers. PCRA is extending full support with trainers and technical knowhow to the initiative. This nationwide activity is undertaken to conduct regular health checkups and counseling and train truck drivers to become more fuel efficient, increase savings, reduce carbon emission and in the process make Indian highways a safer haven in terms of environment and accidents.

In the first phase, 13 high traffic transport nagars have been identified in the country where permanent Porta cabins and E-toilets are being installed. Since the campaign was launched on 30th March’2015 at Karimnagar Transport Nagar, Magma has already activated 11 locations and two more locations will be activated shortly. These 11 locations are in Sangrur, Hapur, Faridabad, Kanpur, Karnal, Hissar, Bhillai, Patna, Vijaywada, Karimnagar, Yashwantpur.

At these locations, the porta cabins are being used to hold workshops for drivers on improving driving habits for better mileage and fuel conservation. Fuel makes a critical expense for the truck drivers. Efficient driving habits can help truckers save 22 litres of fuel in 1000 kms trip. Hence reduce the truckers operating costs, pollution and increased savings.  Clean sanitation drive through E-toilets will impact and improve hygiene of over 10 lakh people. In the first phase, the facility will provide direct health benefit to over 1 lakh truck drivers and the training workshops have the potential to save about 40,00,000 litres of fuel and reduce carbon emission by about 10,000 tonnes or 100,16,312 kgs approximately.

India has approximately 6 million truck drivers. On an average a trucker drives about 10576 kilometres in a month, becoming vulnerable to eye sight issues, unhealthy eating habits, posture problems, common ailments of cough and cold due to fatigue, and the danger of HIV. Club this with poor highway safety condition and the highways become most vulnerable to accidents. In India, drivers’ fault account for 78.5% (3,81,648 accidents) of total accidents and more than 30% of the total road accident deaths are associated with trucks annually. Magma at these Porta cabins is also organising regular bi-monthly free consultation, diagnosis and basic medication, well being, posture correction and de-stress workshops for the drivers.

Heath check up of truck drivers at the Magma Porta Cabins

Petroleum Conservation Research Association, under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been aggressively working on spreading awareness about the urgency of conserving petroleum products since 1978. They have the depth of experienced and trained staff. Magma Fincorp has tied up with Petroleum Conservation Research Association and the training sessions are being conducted by Petroleum Conservation Research Association certified trainers to batches of 15 drivers each. Trucker drivers get a ‘Certification of Excellence’ on behalf of Petroleum Conservation Research Association and Magma.

Appreciating Magma’s initiative and talking about the workshops, Mr. Nilkanth S. Avhad, Executive Director, PCRA said, “Since its inception, PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas) engaged in promoting fuel conservation and its efficient utilization in major sectors of economy namely Agriculture, Transport, Domestic, Industry and Commercial through its various activities. It helps the government in proposing policies and strategies for petroleum conservation, aimed at reducing excessive dependence of the county on oil requirement. Over the years, PCRA has enlarged its role in improving productivity in use of various sources of energy, for the purpose of achieving environment protection and sustainable development. As far as Transport sector is concerned there is a saving potential of about 20 % in this   sector. ED, PCRA appreciated the joint initiative of M/s. MAGMA & PCRA  for conducting Drivers training  Workshops at various Transport Nagar locations across India, covering about 8000 drivers under the programme till July, 2015.”

Porta Cabin_Magma fuel conservation centre

Mr. Sachin Khandelwal, Chief Sales Officer, Magma Fincorp Ltd. added that “Magma has been regularly conducting free pollution and driver health check camps for truckers over the last few years. However, the partnership with PCRA has enabled us to give structured and qualified driving habits training to close to 1 lac truck drivers in a year. The training will not only help with fuel conservation but also directly impact the savings for truck drivers. Our basic calculations and as per inputs from PCRA’s training programs in the past, show that the saving could be as high as even Rs. 1.5 lac per year. This project is very close to us as we have been continuously working to empower small trucker owner cum drivers with financial aid to help them realize their smallest dreams. And now, a saving of this nature will help them tide over rough economic times”