Car Hire News

Sixt offers automatic upgrades with QuickCheck-in

9th Jan 2009
Sixt offers automatic upgrades with QuickCheck-in
Sixt AG, Germany's leading car rental company and international provider of high quality mobility services, is offering its customers especially attractive rates with the slogan “QuickCheck-in = Upgrade included!” Customers using the new, convenient QuickCheck-in terminal to rent a vehicle will automatically receive a free upgrade to the next highest vehicle class. The QuickCheck-in terminals will gradually replace the CarExpress machines.

Europcar and easyJet team up to offset carbon emissions

23rd Dec 2008
Europcar and easyJet have teamed up for an initiative to raise customer awareness of the benefits of carbon offsetting.

Avis Europe to cut over 300 jobs

17th Nov 2008
Avis Europe is cutting 315 jobs as it battens down the hatches for tougher time ahead.The car rental giant, which has outlets across Europe and the Middle East, said that volumes have noticeably weakened in the fourth quarter. Chief executive, Pascal Bazin, warned of "continued difficult conditions" in 2009 and beyond.

Avis and Travelport launch eVouchers

11th Nov 2008
Avis has teamed up Travelport GDS, to introduce a new paperless eVoucher for Galileo-connected travel agents. The agreement with Avis follows the launch of eVouchers last year with Hertz and Sixt.

Europcar goes from strength to strength

19th Aug 2008
Europcar has posted a healthy set of interim results with annual revenue up by more than 17 per cent, buoyed by the car rental company's acquisition of the Europcar Asia Pacific franchise in May 2008.Revenues for the first six months of 2008 were €987.9 million, a 17.4 per cent increase based on the comparable period.

Avis and Budget forms Alliance with Coby Electronics to Bring Entertainment on the Road with Filcks

12th Aug 2008
Avis and Budget forms Alliance with Coby Electronics to Bring Entertainment on the Road with Filcks
Avis Budget Group today announced that Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car will team up with Coby Electronics to begin offering portable DVD players for rent at locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The service, called Flicks-To-GoTM, features Coby Electronics' TF-DVD 7050 portable DVD player that can be easily attached to the back of a car's headrest.

Hertz unveils worldwide online check-in

1st Aug 2008
Hertz has become the first car rental company to launch a worldwide Online Check-in service for all of its customers.

Avis builds on 3 minute promise

21st Jul 2008
Avis has launched its "3 Minute Promise" service, for Avis Preferred members, across approximately 500 European locations following a successful trial and implementation of the service in France and the UK.

Avis wins Flybe deal

15th Jul 2008
Flybe has awarded Avis a three year contract to be its exclusive car rental partner, building on a successful relationship that already spans five years.

Avis Celebrates Summer with the Best in Words and Music

8th Jul 2008
Avis Celebrates Summer with the Best in Words and Music
Avis Rent A Car today announced that it is helping customers enjoy the ride with the very best of summer literature and music available free, just for renting from Avis. Now through September 30, 2008, customers who rent for five or more days can download a free eMusic audiobook in addition to 10 free songs. Renters can choose from books by popular authors, including John Grisham, Elizabeth Gilbert and David Sedaris, or classics from Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Jane Austen, or select from more than 3.5 million music tracks.
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