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Gold Coast 2018 partners with car rental firm

Car rental firm Thrifty has agreed a deal to sponsor the 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Games multi-sport event, which will be held in Australia’s Gold Coast region.

As the official car rental supplier for the Games, Thrifty will provide about 1,400 vehicles across up to 15 category types for Games operations.

Thrifty will supply small, medium and station wagon cars, as well as utes, vans, small trucks and small buses.

The fleet of vehicles will be used for car-with-driver services and will benefit Games officials, including technical delegates, team officials, dignitaries and sponsors.

Vehicles will also be used to support the Games’ marathon and cycling events and Queen’s Baton Relay, as well as broadcast output and operational usage.

Peter Beattie, chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, said: “The Games are so much more than just a sports competition; we’re working to deliver economic benefits across the Coast in a range of different areas.

“As an example, through this arrangement Thrifty will reinvigorate their rental stock, support the Coast’s tourism market through the provision of newer and safer vehicles and the benefits will flow further down their supply chain.”