According to Avis, car rental prices will increase in the coming months.
The higher rental fees are due to increased costs, largely driven by the weakening Rand and its effect on the price of vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as the change in the interest rate cycle and the upward pressure on the Consumer Price Index.
Avis Rent a Car Executive of Sales, Lance Smith, says another ongoing challenge in the industry relates to vehicle accidents. “More than 10,000 accidents are registered every month in the rental industry, ranging from small bumps and scratches to complete vehicle write-offs.
“Although car rental prices will increase, the price in foreign currency will remain flat or may even decline due to the significant weakening of the Rand, which is good news for foreign visitors.”