The Dublin-based global car rental distribution technology player CarTrawler.com has revealed that it is planning to double its 65-strong workforce as a result of a rapidly expanding international client base.
CarTrawler.com will create the 65 jobs at its Dublin headquarters. CEO Greg Turley commented: “It is evident from the strong global demand for our car rental distribution technology that the car hire industry is undergoing full scale change globally.
“This is being driven by consumer demand for low-cost car hire and we are fully poised to lead this revolution with our technology,” Turley said.
Turley said that the company’s technology coupled with high customer service standards and response times has quickly set an industry benchmark.
The company, which grew out of Dublin-based car hire company Argus Car Hire, has evolved into an online travel power house and has established a white-label car hire booking engine that is now used in 135 countries worldwide, offering in excess of 9,000 car hire locations.
In 1996 Arguscarhire.com became the first European English language car hire rental website and by 1999 had launched the industry’s first online quotation and booking facility. Today the company is one of the top three global independent car hire providers.
The ETrawler web-booking technology firm that grew out of Arguscarhire.com has already outstripped the growth of the original car hire business and caters specifically for DIY travellers who are looking for the best deals in car hire.
In the first half of 2006, CarTrawler.com revenues increased by over 56pc, which the company attributes to strong sales of its web-enabled car rental distribution technology.
By John Kennedy