CAR RENTAL COMPARISON COMPANY DOES DEAL WITH TIGERAIR AUSTRALIA

CAR RENTAL COMPARISON COMPANY DOES DEAL WITH TIGERAIR AUSTRALIA

VROOMVROOVROOM has linked up with Tigerair Australia to provide deals for its customers at the airline's 13 main airport destinations around the country.

The deal between the online car rental comparison company and the low-cost carrier will allow customers to book their airfare and car rental together on the Tigerair Australia website in one go.

The company was established in 2001 by Steve Sherlock who sold it to Richard Eastes and Peter Thornton in 2004, and the pair built VroomVroomVroom from literally a bedroom business into one of the market leaders for online rental car bookings.

Eastes was a finalist in Business News Australia's Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011 and has since left the company, handing over to CEO Mike Boyd.

The Tigerair partnership is just the first in a line of potential partnerships for VroomVroomVroom, according to Boyd.

Business News Australia spoke with Boyd about how VroomVroomVroom about the new partnerships and how he plans to deal with competition in the market.

What does the partnership with Tigerair mean for VVV going forward? How will it boost the company?




You mentioned the business to business program, I was wondering if this so far is just an exclusive partnership with Tiger or you're looking to partner with other airlines or businesses?




Your company was one of the finalists in our Young Entrepreneur Awards what's happened since then?








Do you ever get to sleep or have any time off?!


What's in the pipeline for the company right now?




Are you planning on expanding any further internationally?




Is the company concerned about ride-sharing apps like Uber disrupting the rental car model seeing as many customers consider it to be quite an economic solution?







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