Europcar Waterford experiences 10% growth year-on-year
Europcar Ireland is delighted to announce the significant milestone of one million rental days year-to-date, representing an increase of 10% year-on-year. This is a first for Europe’s leading car rental company in Ireland and can be attributed to positive national tourist numbers and substantial increases in corporate car rental.
In 2014, tourist numbers increased for the fourth year in a row including a 10.3% rise in overseas visitors in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013. This accounted for 324,000 extra people visiting Ireland during this period with Europcar Ireland indicating that these figures align with their own impressive results allowing them to reach one million rental days quicker than expected.
Since its launch in January of 2013, Europcar Waterford has gone from strength to strength seeing significant growth in rentals both domestic and foreign. This growth can also be largely attributed to the increase in tourist numbers in Waterford and indeed countrywide but also due to the support and loyalty of prominent businesses in Waterford.
Donal Daly, branch manager of Europcar Waterford, commented: “At Europcar Waterford, we are seeing high volumes of people coming through the doors. We are now equipped with a large fleet which is available to our customers at all times. Our terms and conditions are very straightforward and we always offer first class service to all of our customers including delivery of vehicles to their home or place of work.”
To co-inside with this milestone and growth, Europcar Ireland is set to invest €5.4 million in expanding its fleet of state of the art vehicles and opening new Europcar branches. This expansion will create an estimated 20 jobs through partnerships with garages and the Europcar franchise department, bringing the total number of branches to 16.