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FRESH FACES: DriveAway GM Charlie Youssef


Newly appointed DriveAway General Manager Charlie Youssef shares his top five tips for driving abroad and where he’s hitting the road next with his family.

 

Where is the last place you travelled?

A group of mates and I headed to Hong Kong for a long weekend. 

 

Where are you going next?

Though partially a work trip, I am heading to Las Vegas for a few days then meeting with the family in Los Angeles for a few weeks on the road.

 

Besides your passport, what’s one thing you always take with you on your travels?

My driver’s license - there’s nothing like an awesome road trip exploring a new destination.

 

Why did you take up the role at DriveAway?

Over my time at DriveAway, I have gained a deep understanding of the DriveAway business on both a global and local scale. 

I’m looking forward to stepping into the role of General Manager at such an exciting time for DriveAway - working with our team and strategic partners to drive further growth through a focus on technological improvements and enhancing our digital presence, whilst maintaining our exceptional customer service.

 

Tell us something people might not know about the company?

At DriveAway, we provide a range of vehicle options for the self-drive experience.

Globally we offer car hire, motorhomes, European Car leasing in a combined total of 24,000 locations.

 

What’s your top tip for renting a car/driving abroad?

Don't ever forget the top 5:

- Your driver’s license

- Credit card under the main driver’s name 

- Always read the rental agreement

- Check your vehicle

- Get in and go explore! 

 

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Written by: CHARLIE YOUSSEF as told to TRAVELTALK
Published: 24 June 2019


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