Car Hire News
28th Apr 2009
hrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), today took the wraps off its recently retooled Web site, THRIFTY.com. The streamlined THRIFTY.com debuts with new features that will greatly enhance consumers’ driving experience on the site, including:
2nd Apr 2009
Rapid-response fleet cuts and integrated cost synergies have helped Europcar post a resilient set of annual figures, despite a sharp slump in demand due to the downturn. The car hire giant posted a stable revenue of €2.1 billion, up 0.5 percent, despite an unprecedented contraction of demand in second half, whilst consolidated growth was 2.2 percent higher.
26th Mar 2009
[image1_left] Europcar, the UK's leading vehicle rental business, has warned that the vehicle rental sector will face challenges as 1Car1, one of Europcar's competitors, goes into administration.
5th Mar 2009
Avis Europe has said its prices by 10 percent as it announced further restructuring that will include job cuts and a freeze on salaries and recruitment.Pascal Bazin, chief executive, warned of tough times ahead and that prices would rise in April. "This is the first time prices have risen for the past six to seven years," he said.
5th Mar 2009
Avis Rent A Car today announced that it has joined forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to offer special savings on car rentals and other valuable benefits to the Chamber's nationwide members. Members will be eligible for free rental days and discounted rates on rentals as well as exclusive services through the Avis Corporate Awards® program.
3rd Mar 2009
Planning to spend St. Patrick's Day in Ireland? Attending the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film? Running the London Marathon? Avis Rent A Car today announced that customers traveling to Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom can now save up to 20 percent on rentals of three days or longer.
23rd Feb 2009
Avis Rent A Car today unveiled a redesigned version of its flagship Web site, Avis.com, which is now faster, easier to navigate and more user-friendly than ever. The new site features a simple four-step reservation process, greater functionality and advanced technology that offers customers customized content, including special deals, side-by-side rate information and real-time pricing.
17th Feb 2009
Avis Rent A Car today announced that its most loyal customers now have a convenient and eco-friendly way to keep their coats, suit jackets or other garments wrinkle-free in their rental vehicle. The Company is offering hangers made of 100 percent recycled and recyclable material at nine Avis airport locations in the United States to members of its Avis Preferred and Avis First programs.
19th Jan 2009
As part of Europcar Australia's environmental push, the car rental company is now adding more diesel vehicles to its fleet. Over the next few weeks the company will take delivery of a total of 500 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel 2.0 TDIs and Skoda Octavia Ambiente sedans.
18th Jan 2009
Hertz is to cut more than 4,000 jobs in a worldwide restructuring as it makes further cost savings amid slackening demand.The car rental giant has already cut its workforce by 22% in the last two years. The new losses takes the figure to 32% since August 2006.