Auto Europe has been recognized for their exceptional achievements in the realm of travel for the fifth time since 2010, as 2014's list of Magellan Award winners was official released today.
Entries poured in from around the world for this year's Magellan Awards, which are Travel Weekly's way of honoring the best in the travel industry. Auto Europe won the Silver Award in this year's Ground Transportation, Luxury Car Collection category.
Auto Europe's "Drive Your Dream" Program Wins Silver
Auto Europe's Drive Your Dream program gives travelers access to top-of-the-line vehicles in premier destinations around the world. When booking a car with Auto Europe's Drive Your Dream program, clients are able to select the exact make and model of their desired luxury vehicle, an option that is not typically available with many other car rental suppliers.
In addition to being able to securely arrange their luxury vehicle or sports car online, clients are able to make changes to their reservation at any time with no additional fees. Another unique feature of the Drive Your Dream promotion is that all luxury and prestige reservations are 100% refundable as long as they are cancelled within 72 hours of pick up.
Going beyond the typical offerings of other car rental suppliers, Auto Europe's Drive Your Dream program extends an unprecedented 15% off savings to clients who book a 7-day minimum Mercedes-Benz or other luxury vehicle online. This added savings gives travelers of practically every budget the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their dream car on their next vacation or business trip.
Magellan Awards Judging Criteria
Awarding everything from design to marketing services, Magellan Award entries are judged by a group of industry professionals, who evaluate each entry on a 100 point performance scale, as opposed to having entrants compete with one another. A category may have multiple winners, or conversely, may not have any winners at all if the highest standards of excellence are not met.
The Magellan Award statue is designed by the same company that makes the Oscar and the Emmy, and not only signifies a job well done, but also helps members of the general public distinguish between which companies are among the travel elite.
This year's panel of judges was made up of experts from various professional backgrounds within the travel industry, including Peter Greenburg, Travel Editor for The Early Show - CBS News; Patricia Schultz, Author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die; Marc Mancini, President of Marc Mancini Seminars & Consulting; Johnny Jet, Travel Blogger; Rudy Maxa, PBS and Radio Show Host; Rob Kwortnik, PhD and Professor at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; Richard Bangs, Executive Producer and Host of Richard Bangs' Quests, Jean-Claud Baumgarten, CEO of Crewe Association and former CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council; and Bruce Beckham, Executive Director and CEO for Tourism Cares.
How to Book a Luxury Car Rental with the Drive Your Dream Program
Requesting a luxury or sports car with Auto Europe can be done online, or you can contact a member of their prestige department toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 and they will walk you through the process.