Car Hire News

Amadeus unveils new car rental options

1st May 2009
Amadeus unveils new car rental options
Amadeus has launched the latest update of its global corporate travel solution - Amadeus eTravel Management - unveiling a range of new features for car rentals.

THRIFTY.com Hits the Road with Upgrade, New Features

28th Apr 2009
THRIFTY.com Hits the Road with Upgrade, New Features
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:

Savvy strategies steer Europcar through bear market

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.

Europcar heeds warning as 1Car1 goes into administration

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.

Avis to cut supply as downturn hits leisure rentals

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.

Avis Welcomes U.S. Chamber of Commerce Members to its Corporate Awards Program

5th Mar 2009
Avis Welcomes U.S. Chamber of Commerce Members to its Corporate Awards Program
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.

Crossing the Pond? Avis Offers Savings for Europe-Bound Travelers

3rd Mar 2009
Crossing the Pond? Avis Offers Savings for Europe-Bound Travelers
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.

The New Avis.com Rolls off the Assembly Line to Make Online Travel Planning Easier Than Ever

23rd Feb 2009
The New Avis.com Rolls off the Assembly Line to Make Online Travel Planning Easier Than Ever
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.

Avis Offers Ecohangers® to Suit the Needs of its Frequent Travelers

17th Feb 2009
Avis Offers Ecohangers® to Suit the Needs of its Frequent Travelers
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.

Europcar adds more diesel in Oz

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.
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