Car hire firm makes amends for its Sark website gaffe

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GLOBAL car hire company Avis has made a donation towards the newly-opened Sark Sanctuary Centre after admitting to a website gaffe by featuring the car-free island on its website.

A 20% off early season rentals promotional offer included a picture of La Coupee.

Sark Tourism said it was 'delighted' to have been featured on the website, while Avis admitted that using the island had been a mistake.

By way of an apology, it said it wanted to support the Sanctuary Centre, which was officially opened at the weekend.

An Avis spokesman said: 'We'd like to thank the people of Sark for bringing this to our attention and we hope we haven't disappointed too many of our customers with the fact that the island's spectacular roads are indeed off-limits to cars.

'Our web page has now been updated with an image of Big Creek Bridge in Oregon, which is a popular destination for car rentals over the summer months.

'As a gesture of goodwill, and to apologise for our inadvertent gaffe, we will be making a donation to the Sark Sanctuary Centre, which we know is going to make a big difference to local people and businesses in the community.'

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