Car rental in Egypt has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with it continuing to limit demand in 2021. Car rental is largely dependent on travellers, either for business or leisure, who typically use car rental when visiting the country’s main city and in beach destinations, as well as for transporting families.
Sixt Rent a Car reduced its rental rates by 25% in 2021 making it the cheapest well-known and trusted brand for car rental in Egypt right now. As local consumers increasingly opt for the convenience and safety of car rental over public transport and buses, car rental brands are looking to take hold of the opportunity by targeting these local consumers with lower rates and promotions.
Business car rental accounts for a larger share of car rental than leisure car rental in Egypt. With regard to business car rental, demand has plummeted due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and restrictions on travel.
The competitive environment in car rental in Egypt has historically been fragmented, with large numbers of informal service providers including part-timers looking to supplement their incomes. This has led to a fairly chaotic marketplace, with consumer trust in the channel typically fairly weak, especially among inbound travellers.
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Car rental covers the short-term rental of passenger vehicles for self-drive by both business and leisure users, whether from the airport or downtown locations. Trucks and commercial vans are excluded. Car rental value covers the price of car hire to the consumer. Ancillary revenues are included, such as the hire of baby car seats, GPS navigation systems, optional roadside assistance services and collision and damage waivers. Volume is provided by the number of car hire transactions, fleet size and number of car rental operators. In underdeveloped markets, car rental companies offer chauffeur-driven cars. Most people prefer these options, due to unfamiliarity with the roads. Euromonitor International includes chauffeur-driven cars in car rental, when they concern car rental companies such as Hertz or Avis, which offer a chauffeur-driven service as an additional option. Car rental covers sales to inbound tourists and domestic tourists. i.e. from a destination point of view (also known as point of supply). For example, if a US citizen books a car rental service in France via the US offices of Hertz, the sales are attributed to Hertz France. The same applies for online sales. Car rental excludes long-term leasing, commercial vehicles, trucks and motorbikes and local car sharing schemes.See All of Our Definitions
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