A ski road trip, discovering new resorts, towns and cities gives you freedom, writes Phil Osborn. If you have an adventurous spirit, and like to mix things up on your snow holiday, having wheels is a great option. DriveNow is helping Australians find the best vehicle deals all over the world. So who is DriveNow? Shelley Richardson, Alliance & Relationship Development Manager explains more.
Shelley, tell us about DriveNow?
DriveNow are pioneers in the world of online easy comparison shopping and booking for hire cars. Originally just in Australia and New Zealand, but very quickly our loyal customer base demanded the rest of world be made available to them and we obliged.
Which countries can you hire cars and camper vans in with DriveNow?
The DriveNow system offers reputable suppliers in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, South Africa, and Japan to name just the obvious destinations. Our system holds your booking directly with the supplier and you pay for your vehicle in local currency when you pick it up.
Is it an Australian company? DriveNow was established in Melbourne in 2003 and is still 100% Australian owned and operated. We employ Australian staff.
How old is DriveNow? 20 years old this year!
Why should Australian skiers and snowboarders consider hiring a car through DriveNow on their next ski trip? DriveNow has real people on the end of the phone and on Live Chat, we can help with the intricacies of hiring a car in a foreign country. It might be the first time you have hired in that country, but it’s not the first time for us. And, not that you want anything to go wrong on a holiday, but we have strong relationships with suppliers, so if you need an intermediary, we are there to advocate for you with a bit more leverage.
Anything else, we should all know about DriveNow? For summer getaways DriveNow has long been experts in the Campervan and Motorhome markets worldwide. So, for a surfing safari, mountain bike, hiking or cycling expedition we can fit you out with a great value self-contained vehicle from one of the world reputable suppliers, just about anywhere in the world.
Our Snow Travel Expos experience with DriveNow? Hiring a car via DriveNow was a streamlined process from beginning to end in our experience. Having the flexibility to compare the best deals and find the right vehicle for our purpose was easy. We collected our vehicle, a Chrysler Pacifica at Salt Lake City Airport via Avis. Travelling with a family of 5, we required a large enough vehicle that could comfortable manage 2 adults and 3 kids, plus ski gear. To read more about our journey though Utah click here. And to read about our ski road trip to Jackson Hole, click here. We had one of the best ski trips of our life, and the wheels supplied by DriveNow worked beautifully on our ski safari through Utah and Wyoming.