New National Car and Driver Service in China

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The National Car Rental brand is partnering with Deem – a mobile and cloud software technology provider – to make business travel in China more innovative, efficient and convenient. Business travelers to China can now book their reservations directly through the Deem Work Fource application, or their travel management partner, and have their reservations fulfilled by National Car Rental’s new “National Car and Driver” service.

“Our mission is to make business travelers’ time more productive and more hassle-free through the world’s best transportation options,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, president and chief operating officer for Deem. “For example, Deem’s new and innovative Ground Work platform, coupled with the integration of Enterprise Holdings and eHi Car Services, enables corporate travelers to make better choices for their business trips in China.”

The National Car Rental brand is owned by Enterprise Holdings, which also is a strategic investor in eHi Car Services, a provider of car-plus-driver rentals in China with locations in more than 200 cities. Starting Oct. 1, eHi will begin providing cars and professional drivers under the National brand.

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