Car Hire News

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.

Europcar edges closer towards paperless ticketing

30th Jun 2008
Europcar and Sabre have announced the joint release of an "electronic voucher" service for car rental customers. The service aims to further enhance convenience and efficiency for Europcar and Sabre customers worldwide.

Avis Announcess Winners of "Avis Loves Travel Agents" Promotion

25th Jun 2008
Avis Announcess Winners of
Avis Rent A Car announced today that Barbara Brunet, a travel management professional with Travel and Transport in Manchester, N.H., will receive $5,000 as the grand prize winner of the "Avis Loves Travel Agents" promotion.

Europcar talks to BTN about its new Green Charter

23rd Jun 2008
Ten years ago, long before sustainability and the environment became fashionable causes, Europcar opened an "environmental station" in Paris to address climate change.

Europcar awarded first ever Green Charter

20th Jun 2008
Environmental sustainability in car rental has taken a major leap forward after Europcar became the first European company to be awarded green certification.

Key car rental survery figures from CarTrawler

17th Jun 2008
CarTrawler, the car rental distribution company, has issued its first Biannual Growth Trends Index which looks at key car rental statistics and performance indicators across the globe.

Europcar initiates multi-million pound relaunch with key marketing appointment

13th Jun 2008
Europcar UK Group has appointed Catriona Lougher as Consumer Marketing Director to spearhead a multi-million pound relaunch of Europcar into the UK leisure market. Her remit is to establish the brand as the UK market leader of car and van rental following Europcar's global alliance and merger with National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car in 2007.

UK businesses face gridlock, says Europcar

11th Jun 2008
A survey of over 300 businesses by leading vehicle rental company, Europcar, has revealed the impact traffic congestion is having on an already struggling UK economy. Over 70% of businesses said that congestion is impacting the effectiveness of their staff travelling for work and 80% said they felt that congestion on the UK's roads is getting worse.
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