During the pandemic process, the reservations brought about by the risk of transmission brought forward rental cars instead of public transportation in transportation. While car rental is expected to gain more momentum in the summer months, Turan Mutlu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TurMobil, the domestic car rental company, said, “Rental cars have become a part of not only urban transportation but also social distant holiday plans”.
Transportation was one of the most affected areas of social life during the pandemic process. While distancing from public transport due to the risk of contamination, those who had difficulty in meeting the cost of new and second-hand vehicles due to the fluctuations in the exchange rate turned to renting a car. According to a report prepared in cooperation with the Association of All Car Rental Organizations and research company Nielsen, the sector, which reached 2020 billion TL in 39,6, added 57 new vehicles to its fleet in the last year. It is predicted that car rental, which has become more widespread as of 500, will gain a serious momentum with the approach of the summer months. Turan Mutlu, Chairman of the Board of the car, caravan, transfer and boat rental company TurMobil, made an assessment on the subject and said, “Rental cars have become a part of not only urban transportation but also holiday plans with social distances. While holiday routes are being turned from abroad to Turkey due to travel restrictions, public transportation vehicles such as planes and buses are replaced by rental vehicles and VIP vehicles, ”he said.
"Interest in caravans, transfers and catamarans has increased"
Stating that the isolated holiday, which is among the trends of the new normal, also affects car rental habits, Turan Mutlu said, “Having a holiday in isolated areas away from the crowd and in the locations they will determine with their loved ones has been the priority choice of holidaymakers since the summer months of last year. Moreover, this trend gained momentum at a time when we are still in the process of experiencing a pandemic. Now, we have gotten used to living with precautions for more than a year and have learned better how to protect ourselves from the virus. For this reason, we can say that a much larger audience will head towards an isolated vacation than the previous year. On the other hand, rental car preferences are also diversifying. Since people stay in their homes for a long time, they make plans to be in touch with nature. This increases the interest especially in renting caravans, boats and catamarans. In addition, we can say that with the VIP vehicles we offer online reservation service, the demands for the transfer service have also experienced a serious acceleration during the pandemic period. he spoke.
"We gathered all transportation solutions under one roof for the first time and made them accessible with a single click."
Turan Mutlu pointed out that car rental, like many habits during the pandemic process, is in a serious digital transformation, and mentioned the online car rental services they offer:
“As TurMobil, we gathered all transportation solutions on our online platform for the first time under one roof and made them accessible with a single click. Car rental in this area in Turkey, caravans, catamaran rental and private VIP vehicles are the only company that offers a combination of services and transfers.
We provide services through our rental offices in Istanbul (Sabiha Gökçen Airport), Istanbul (Hilton Bosphorus), Ankara, Izmir (Adnan Menderes Airport), Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum, Trabzon Airport and Fethiye, and we offer in accordance with all hygiene and disinfection rules. We respond to all kinds of needs with land and sea transportation vehicles. Turkey's 9 points, 2 more than a thousand cars to large fleet owners as well as our caravan and we continue to rapidly grow our catamaran. Moreover, we are breaking grounds in these areas as well. turmobil Sailing, even today the company only has Europe's catamaran charter fleet Turkey. TurMobil Karavan is the first company in our country to offer online caravan rental services. "