Car Hire News

Europcar Launches Free Home Delivery and Collection

21st May 2009
Europcar, the UK's leading vehicle rental company, is offering free delivery and collection for car and van hire with its new weDeliver service, allowing customers to phone the company and get a car delivered to their door within a guaranteed two hour time window.

Europcar adds CO2 emissions info to invoices

13th May 2009
Europcar will soon issue its Australian customers rental invoices containing information about a vehicle's CO2 emissions. The new invoicing system including CO2 data was recently rolled out in New Zealand, garnering an enthusiastic response from both customers and the motoring industry.

Avis Upgrades Where2® GPS Device with Flight Status Feature Provided by MSN® Direct

4th May 2009
Avis Upgrades Where2® GPS Device with Flight Status Feature Provided by MSN® Direct
Avis Rent A Car today unveiled the latest enhancement to where2®, the Company's portable Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation device. Avis where2 renters can now input their flight number or a time range into their GPS unit and receive up-to-date departure and arrival times, provided by MSN® Direct. There is no additional cost for this feature.

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.
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