Unidas and TAM announce partnership - 01/02/2013
By the commercial agreement the air company clients will have discounts and exclusive conditions when renting a car at Unidas
Unidas, is specialized in solutions for fleet management and renting a car and TAM Linhas Aéreas have just signed a commercial partnership. By the agreement that millions of passengers who travel by TAM each year may acquire integrated packages of air travel and car renting with 50% discount on daily rates and other exclusive benefits.
Besides cheaper daily rates the clients may have advantages on renting accessories and contracting additional services. With validity for all destinations operated by TAM in Brazil and also serviced by Unidas net, the partnership offers comfort and convenience joining the car renting to the business or leisuring travelling. When buying their air ticket the passenger may also reserve a car in their destination.
“We are very satisfied to begin a partnership with a company like TAM because we are joining two companies which operates focusing in excellence on client assistance”, remarks Unidas President, Pedro de Almeida. The executive still remarks that the agreement is aligned with the company goals ir order to offer more comfort, easiness and economy to its clients.
“We bet in Brazilian growth and in the good perspectives of the market for renting a car business in a country that still shows a low penetration on this sector when compared to Europeans countries and USA”, remarks Pedro de Almeida. The partnership with TAM will help to expand the rent a car service for millions of potential clients who will have good prices and convenience when contracting it”, completes Mr. Almeida.
For Rodrigo Trevizan, TAM Direct Sales Director, the partnership with a renting a car company completes the strategy of the company on trying always to offer the best travelling experience to the passenger, with quality of assistance and safety in all the process since the check-in, up to their displacement in their destination.
The service package may be acquired directly in TAM site (www.tam.com.br). The reservations may also be made through Unidas site (www.unidas.com.br) or its Reservation Center (0800 121 121). For confirmation of the conditions of the partnership it’s necessary the client also shows the boarding pass when picking up the vehicle.
Founded 27 years ago Unidas is specialized in fleet fleet management and cars renting. Set on the main capitals and towns of the country the company counts on a fleet with more than thirty thousands vehicles, by several makers, to service about three hundred thousands clients all over Brazil.
Unidas operates in three unities of business which complete each other strategically: fleets outsiding, cars renting and used cars sales.
Its shareholding is made up by SAG, the biggest Portuguese Corporation in the automotive sector, which acquired the company in 2001, Fundos de Investimento Gávea, Kinea and Vinci Partners that joined its capital in July, 2011. Currently the Investment Funds groups, whose finantial aptitude and management expertise are widely known, share the company control and management with SAG.
The company operates with a net of nearly 120 shops in the whole country and has four thousand accredited garages to give more comfort to the clients of the outside fleet.
Since April, 2012, Unidas is Alamo and National Rent-a-Car master franchiser for all Brazil. Those companies belong to Enterprise Holdings and therefore Unidas now integrates the biggest Car Renting group of the world.
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TAM (WWW.tam.com.br) operates direct flighs for 42 destinations in Brazil and 18 in Latin America, United States and Europe. By agreements with foreign companies, it arrives to 92 international destinations including some in Asia. The company was founded in 1976 commited in enchanting the client offering a different high quality service with competitive prices. It’s the leade in the domestic market with a share of 43,7% in last December. It also keeps the leadership among the Brazilian Companies which operate routes abroad with 89,8% of the market in December. With the biggest airlines fleet in the country (162 planes) TAM assist its clients with the spirit to serve and aims to make air travellings more accessible to the whole population. It’s pioneer, among the Brazilian airlines companies, in launching a fidelization program. TAM Fidelity, that has 10 millions associates today, has already distributed more than 20 millions air tickets through points conversioning and it’s part or Multiplus net. It’s a member of Star Alliance, a net that covers 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. Since 27th June, 2012, the company is part of the holding LATAM Airlines Group S.A.as a result from its association with LAN Airlines S.A. This association has made one of the biggest groups of air companies of the world concerning to the aerial routes offering passengers air transport for about 150 destinations, in 22 countries and charge transport for about 169 destinations, in 27 countries with a fleet of 320 airplanes.
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