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Welcome to FIRST TRAVEL 2014, your favourite car rental newsletter keeping you up-to-date with First Car Rental news and special offers from our loyalty partners with tips on how to get the most out of the month of April.
 
First Fleet Car Sales Expands

Due to popular demand, First Fleet Car Sales, originally only available in Gauteng, has launched into other major regions - Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, allowing more people access to the many nearly-new vehicles that First Car Rental de-fleets every year. Now you can purchase these ex-rental cars online – you will struggle to find a better deal anywhere else. New cars on the digital showroom today!
   
South Africa rates us ‘First in Service’

First Car Rental, for the second consecutive year, has won 1st place in the highly-regarded South African Service Awards competing against all the major car hire competitors in South Africa. On Friday 11 April, it was announced that First Car Rental won after receiving an average customer satisfaction score of 88.23% for the year, rated by customers only. Our customer’s rock!
   
Launch of the First-Pace Golf Day for Girls

Lee-Anne Pace, South Africa and Europe’s top female golfer and winner of the recent WPGA Player of the Year Award, and First Car Rental, are collaborating with big names and brands in golf to bring to Franschhoek the inaugural First-Pace Golf Day for Girls, which will happen on 14 May 2014 at the award-winning Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate. Forty students will be nominated for the try-outs to win one of 2 spots to further their talent.
 
   
WIN a Holiday to the South Coast

One lucky reader will WIN a week’s out of season accommodation in a 4 sleeper unit at the Topanga complex on the Uvongo Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast valued at R9360.00, courtesy of First Car Rental and Anytime Holidays. Topanga is a mere 200 metres' stroll from the beach making this the perfect location for a family holiday.
   
IIRSA Spotted Training Future Springboks

Spotted on the 4th April 2014 in Johannesburg was the Investec International Rugby Academy and some of our future 2020 Springboks during an Intermediate Training Course, which hosts youngsters from the age of 9 to 18 years. Also spotted was the First Car Rental Investec Rugby Academy wrapped MG-6 Fastback 1.8 Turbo parked loud and proud.
 
   
Our Brand Ambassador, Lee-Ann Pace, is FIRST Golfer of the Year

First Car Rental Brand Ambassador, Lee-Anne Pace, was named the 2013 Golfer of the Year at the annual Compleat Golfer Awards, on 31 March 2014. This year is the first time that a female golfer has been awarded the outright Golfer of the Year. The Pearl Valley Golf Estate player also received the WPGA Golfer of the Year for a fourth year running.
 
   
JAM SA to benefit from Cloud9Golf initiative

The 2014/2015 Drive for the Cause ™ Campaign, a Cloud9Golf initiative, supported by First Car Rental, will be in support of JAM SA, a South African-based non-profit humanitarian organization that aims to provide young children with adequate daily nutrition. JAM SA’s Red Bowl Feeding Scheme focuses on early child development between the ages of 0 and 6 years.
   
Official Transporter of SCOTT-ODLO MTB TEAM at UCI MTB World Cup

First Car Rental was proud to be the official transporter of the SCOTT-ODLO MTB Racing Team at the exciting 1st leg of the 2014 UCI MTB XCO World Cup held this weekend at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg.
   
Where to Spot Rhino in South Africa

First Car Rental has put together a list of places where you can get a glimpse of rhino in all their splendour. Plan a trip for rhino spotting and share your stories with us. Don’t forget to use #Rhinos1st to become a part of our campaign to help support The Rhino Orphanage – the first non-profit organisation in the world dedicated to caring for and rehabilitating baby rhino affected by the illegal trade in rhino horns.
   
WIN a SCOTT Voltage JR24 Bicycle for Kids

In support of the MTB World Cup in Pietermaritzburg and First Car Rental’s transportation support of the SCOTT-Odlo Team, Jowett’s Cycles, based in Pietermaritzburg, are giving away a brand new 2014 SCOTT Voltage JR 24inch bike for kids valued at R4000. Delivery of bike included in the prize.
   
Letter of the Month

On the 18 March 2014, Franz Horber wrote, “I would like to bring to everyone's attention, the excellent employee you have in Bob. When returning our rental car to Cape Town Airport branch, we accidentally returned the car to the collection point. We had unloaded all our suitcases but we couldn't leave the car there. At this point Bob, your star employee stepped forward and said "don't worry Sir, I will return it for you’. In my opinion he is an outstanding employee and a credit to your company.” Thank you for taking the time to write to us. In our opinion, Bob is definitely worthy of the Letter of the Month award!
 
   
Winner of March Anytime Holiday

Thank you all for entering the March holiday giveaway sponsored by Anytime Holidays and First Car Rental to Sea Point. The winner, randomly selected by computer, was Colin Kahn. Congratulations Colin. We hope you have a fabulous time.
 
     
   
   
   
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