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Thrifty nominated for top award

25 March 2013

Thrifty Car Rentals has been nominated as Best Car/Campervan Rental Operator at one of Australia's top travel industry events.

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) will be held later in the year, and Thrifty is proud to be a 2013 nominee.

Acting CEO Michael Lamb said he's proud that Thrifty has been recognised at such a prestigious event.

"We were nominated by our agency peers, and voting is exclusive to travel agents, so I think that really shows we're providing a quality service," he said.

"We all work very hard at Thrifty to give our customers Australia's best value car rental experience, so it's great to get this recognition."

Michael said there are a number of reasons he believes Thrifty has been nominated and is worthy of the award.

"We're the only 100% Australian owned and operated car rental company, with 210 locations across every State and Territory of Australia, so we have a fantastic presence" he said.

"And our customers are a top priority - we're investing in state-of-the art infrastructure to improve our branch facilities nationwide, and have recently launched a new look website and mobile website to make it easier for our agents and customers to book."

Thrifty has been nominated in one of 33 categories at this years' awards, which recognises the best suppliers and agents in the travel industry.

Voting is now open via the AFTA website, with the category winners to be announced at a Gala Dinner in late July.


  • Voting in the supplier category is exclusive to travel agents via the AFTA website.
  • Voting closes 19 April 2013
  • Kingmill Pty Ltd, trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA Motoring & Services.
  • For more information please contact Carly Wilson, Communications Manager, by phone: 02 8337 2794, or by emailing