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Avis Rent-A-Car Systems Inc. is the world's second largest general-use car rental company. A wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (a provider of travel and residential real estate services), it provides business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at more than 1,700 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American/Caribbean region. The company also has marketing agreements with Avis Europe Plc, a separately owned UK-based company owning or franchising an additional 3,050 Avis locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Avis fleet today averages 200,000 vehicles and features a wide variety of GM and other fine vehicles. It processes 16 million transactions annually, and on an average handles 21 million calls a year.

The company was founded in 1946 by Warren Avis at Willow Run Airport in Detroit as the first car rental operation located at an airport. The company grew rapidly during the 1950's, becoming a formal holding company for its related business interests in 1956. In 1963, Avis introduced the award winning “We try harder” campaign and the tagline remains even today as one of the most famous advertising mottos in the world. Avis introduced Wizard in 1972, the first real-time information management and reservation system; the Roving Rapid Return, a handheld computer terminal allowing customers to bypass the Avis counter in 1987; and two years later Avis Cares was launched to increase renter and employee safety. In 1996, HFS Incorporated acquired Avis and it became a public company, separate from the franchising rights, Wizard system, and the reservation operations. In the year 2000, the company introduced Avis Interactive, the first Internet-based reporting system in the car rental industry. Cendant Corporation purchased all the shares of Avis Group Holdings in 2001, and moved its world headquarters to Parsippany, NJ. A year after that in August 2002, Avis became the first rental car company to offer seamless connectivity with all four major GDS systems. Avis has Special Service Programs for its clients: Avis Preferred and Avis Preferred Select programs offer members faster, more convenient rental experience and other amenities; Avis Cares makes drivers feel at home on the road as they are provided region-specific safety information, vehicle operating guides, Route Navigator mapping systems, daily Weather Fax updates and Quick City Guides; and Avis Access, which is the rental car industry's first comprehensive accessibility program for travelers with disabilities. Besides these, there are special membership programs for both business and leisure travelers which make travels easier and within their budget.

Avis Rental Car agency has two locations to serve you on the Island of Oahu.

(1) Honolulu International Airport, 2912 Aolele Street, Honolulu, HI 96919. The rental counter is in the terminal of the airport building.