Car Hire News

TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London

2 days ago
TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London
Transport for London has informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on September 30th. The decision means as many as 40,000 Uber operated cars could be removed from the city’s streets in little over a week.

Avis adds Prestige collection to Beep booking platform

5 days ago
Avis adds Prestige collection to Beep booking platform
Avis Budget Group has announced that it has added the Avis Prestige collection to its travel agent portal, Beep. Beep was launched to the trade in June as a car rental one-stop shop bringing Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental together on one platform.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay partners with Maserati

12th Sep 2017
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay partners with Maserati
Starting today, guests visiting JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay will be transported to the fantastical resort via a Maserati automobile. Maserati exudes a sophistication and style long associated with sportiness and performance.

On-demand coach service Sn-ap secures £2m in funding

12th Sep 2017
On-demand coach service Sn-ap secures £2m in funding
Sn-ap, an on-demand intercity coach travel service that is changing the face of coach travel, has announced that it has raised £2 million in equity funding led by early stage VC fund Kindred Capital.

New chief executive steps up at Uber

30th Aug 2017
New chief executive steps up at Uber
Ride hailing app Uber has announced Dara Khosrowshahi will take up the role of chief executive with the company. He was approved unanimously by the board earlier today.

Thrifty Car Rental launches in Malta

25th Aug 2017
Thrifty Car Rental launches in Malta
Hertz Global has announced that Thrifty Car Rental has enhanced its customer proposition in Malta under a new leadership. Now operated by a longstanding Hertz franchise partner, United Garage, Thrifty Malta offers customers more rental locations, diverse and refreshed fleet as well as a new, user-friendly website.

Europcar records strong increase in revenue for first half of 2017

27th Jul 2017
Europcar records strong increase in revenue for first half of 2017
Revenue at car rental company Europcar rose to €1,028 million during the first half of financial 2017, up 10.1 per cent at constant exchange rates with organic growth of 4.6 per cent. Adjusted corporate EBITDA at the company stood at €56 million, up 2.7 per cent at constant exchange rates.

Travelport signs partnership with UK-based Right Cars

28th Jun 2017
Travelport signs partnership with UK-based Right Cars
Travelport has today announced a new agreement with Right Cars, one of the fastest-growing car rental brands in the industry. Based in Brighton, UK, the company operates in 23 countries, providing car rental services in more than 140 locations including airport terminals.

Etihad cuts free chauffeur services outside of Abu Dhabi

23rd Jun 2017
Etihad cuts free chauffeur services outside of Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways has amended its chauffeur policy following a review of usage by premium guests across all major markets. The complimentary chauffeur service will be retained at Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub and replaced with a paid option at specially negotiated rates in all other cities.

Europcar to acquire Goldcar in €550m deal

20th Jun 2017
Europcar to acquire Goldcar in €550m deal
Europcar Group has signed an agreement with Investindustrial to acquire Goldcar, Europe’s largest low-cost car rental company.
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