Car Hire News

Europcar launches mobile phone service

1st Oct 2009
Europcar launches mobile phone service
With over 8 million adults in the UK accessing the internet via their mobile phone, a growth of 42% on 2008*, Europcar, Europe's leading vehicle hire company, has launched car booking on the go with a new mobile phone reservation service for online booking from any web enabled mobile phone.

Argus Celebrates Best Car Hire Website 2009 Win

30th Sep 2009
Argus Celebrates Best Car Hire Website 2009 Win
Car rental comparator site ArgusRentals.com is today celebrating being named Best Car Hire Website 2009 at the Travolution Awards ceremony in London.

National Car Rental focuses on driver safety on foreign roads

30th Sep 2009
National Car Rental focuses on driver safety on foreign roads
Most people who have driven in another country for the first time have stories to tell of near misses and what appear to be unusual local road rules. And there is no doubt that driving in a foreign country - and in a strange car if renting – can be an unsettling experience. But leading vehicle rental company, National Car Rental, is aiming to make the whole experience a lot easier with its Drive Safe website.

Avis named N.America's Leading Car Hire at 15th anuual World Travel Awards

29th Sep 2009
Avis named N.America's Leading Car Hire at 15th anuual World Travel Awards
Avis Rent A Car was recognized by more than 160,000 travel professionals as "North America's Leading Car Hire" at the regional World Travel Awards for the Americas, held recently in Orlando, Fla. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry.

Europcar launches a smart customization system for car rental on accorhotels.com

24th Sep 2009
Europcar launches a smart customization system for car rental on accorhotels.com
Europcar, the European leader in car rental, has launched a customized online reservation tool for customers of its historical partner, Accor. What was previously possible with airlines can now also be done with Europe’s leading hotel group and its 4,000 hotels worldwide.

Europcar and Renault sign partnership agreement in zero-emission mobility

22nd Sep 2009
Europcar and Renault sign partnership agreement in zero-emission mobility
Renault and Europcar, the Renault Group's No.1 short-term rental partner in Europe, has announced an agreement aiming to speed up the implementation of shared innovative solutions as part of Renault's "Zero-Emission" vehicles program. The agreement will be signed at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt on September 16.

Hertz to introduce photo inspection system

21st Sep 2009
Hertz to introduce photo inspection system
Hertz is rolling out a new photographic inspection system that takes pictures of cars before and after they are hired in a bid to eliminate disputes over damage. The equipment takes multiple hi-res images of each car, which show up every scratch and dent, and replace the need for customer-staff manual inspections.

Europcar and Swiss International Air Lines extend partnership

15th Sep 2009
Europcar and Swiss International Air Lines extend partnership
Europcar and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have announced that they have renewed their partnership agreement. The number one car rental company in Europe, and Switzerland's national carrier have been partners since 2003.

GTMC appoints new head

14th Sep 2009
The UK’s leading business travel association has appointed a new chief executive. The Guild of Travel Management Companies, whose members account for 80% of all business travel bookings in the UK, has appointed Anne Godfrey, a director at the Law Society, as its head. Ms Godfrey will take up the position on 1 October and work alongside outgoing chief executive Philip Carlisle until the end of the year when he retires after 13 years in the role.

Car hire company warns of new driving danger from video iPods

14th Sep 2009
Carrentals.co.uk customer poll reports growing concern over drivers watching videos on the roads.
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