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Australasian car rental company launches

Media release – June 27, 2008

Fastest growing Australasian car rental company launches into Australia

Jucy, the fastest growing Australasian rental car company has launched into Australia.

Taim Alpe, Jucy’s chief executive, said they expect 200 vehicles going out of their Brisbane head office by October.

Jucy, which has Jucy Lucy as its cartoon female mascot, has created a stir in the Aussie budget campa market. Their next generation campas, called Jucy Cribs – converted Toyota Taragos, are a breath of fresh air for the industry.

``We’re lifting the standard of budget campas in Australia,’’ Alpe said today. ``Existing operators have let standards slip in recent years which is not good for the tourism industry as a whole.
Our Jucy Cribs are being converted in Canberra using local labour and materials.’’

``Jucy's prices are among the lowest in the market. Unlike other operators we don't hit our customers with a raft of add-ons and hidden charges and frankly don't know how our competitors get away with it.’’

Alpe said Jucy planned to have 500 campas in Australia within 12 months.

They plan to be the leading supplier of second tier campas in Australia by the end of next year. The company plans to open in other Australian locations shortly and they are working on never-before-seen campas, designed especially for the Australian market.

Jucy started in New Zealand with 35 vehicles in 2001 and today they have 1800 rentals.

``You cannot drive 10 minutes in New Zealand without seeing a Jucy vehicle on the road,’’ Alpe said. `` Jucy is fast becoming not just a rental operator but a leading tourism brand. Our expanding interests in the tourism sector include a 50 percent share in Cruize Milford, one of only a few cruise operators allowed to operate in New Zealand's World Heritage Park Milford Sounds.’’

Jucy has eastern seaboard branches in Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns and more will open in the next 12 months.

Jucy’s business in New Zealand is currently up 42 percent on this time last year – despite the petrol price rises.


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