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de Thé appointed public affairs director at Europcar

26th Sep 2017
de Thé appointed public affairs director at Europcar
Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Jehan de Thé to the role of public affairs director for the group. In his new role, 52-years-old de Thé will seek to develop the group’s public affairs strategy with the main objective to promote the group’s expertise in the new mobility markets and to be the link with the public institutions.

Hertz appoints new sales agents in India and Vietnam

25th Sep 2017
Hertz appoints new sales agents in India and Vietnam
Hertz has appointed Discover the World and InterGlobe Air Transport as general sales agents for Vietnam and selected India markets respectively. The organisations will promote Hertz’s products and services around the globe to domestic travel trade partners, corporate customers and leisure travellers.

TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London

22nd Sep 2017
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

18th Sep 2017
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.
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