Car Hire News

Travelport signs global partnership with Hertz

30th Oct 2017
Travelport signs global partnership with Hertz
Travelport has announced a new agreement with Hertz Corporation that gives Travelport’s online, offline, and corporate customers access to the car rental company’s full worldwide inventory of rental vehicle rates.

Abu Dhabi Airports doubles VIP vehicle fleet

24th Oct 2017
Abu Dhabi Airports doubles VIP vehicle fleet
Abu Dhabi Airports’ VIP Terminal has taken delivery of five new BMW M760Li vehicles from Abu Dhabi Motors. This has doubled the current fleet of luxury vehicles at the VIP Terminal in Abu Dhabi International Airport to ten luxury BMW’s in addition to a Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Avis Budget Group expands IAG partnership

20th Oct 2017
Avis Budget Group expands IAG partnership
Avis Budget Group and International Airlines Group have renewed and expanded their global partnership. As part of the exclusive multi-year deal, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will be the only car rental brands available for booking through British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express.

Avis Budget Group renews global partnership with IAG

9th Oct 2017
Avis Budget Group renews global partnership with IAG
Avis Budget Group and International Airlines Group, one of the world’s largest airline groups carrying more than 100 million passengers each year, have renewed and expanded their global partnership.

Corinthia Palace Hotel prepares for Mdina Grand Prix in Malta

29th Sep 2017
Corinthia Palace Hotel prepares for Mdina Grand Prix in Malta
Priceless rare and classic cars will take to the roads of Malta next week in a four-day annual celebration of vintage four-wheeled vehicles. The 2017 Malta Classic takes place October 5th-8th with over 70 pre-1976 cars taking part in hill climb, static shows and motorsport events.

New European leadership for Hertz

27th Sep 2017
New European leadership for Hertz
Hertz Europe has announced that Francis Waddington has been appointed as vice president, Europe, and Rafael Girona has been named vice president, field operations and customer experience. Girona and Waddington report directly to Michel Taride, group president, Hertz International.

de Thé appointed public affairs director at Europcar

26th Sep 2017
de Thé appointed public affairs director at Europcar
Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Jehan de Thé to the role of public affairs director for the group. In his new role, 52-years-old de Thé will seek to develop the group’s public affairs strategy with the main objective to promote the group’s expertise in the new mobility markets and to be the link with the public institutions.

Hertz appoints new sales agents in India and Vietnam

25th Sep 2017
Hertz appoints new sales agents in India and Vietnam
Hertz has appointed Discover the World and InterGlobe Air Transport as general sales agents for Vietnam and selected India markets respectively. The organisations will promote Hertz’s products and services around the globe to domestic travel trade partners, corporate customers and leisure travellers.

TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London

22nd Sep 2017
TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London
Transport for London has informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on September 30th. The decision means as many as 40,000 Uber operated cars could be removed from the city’s streets in little over a week.

Avis adds Prestige collection to Beep booking platform

18th Sep 2017
Avis adds Prestige collection to Beep booking platform
Avis Budget Group has announced that it has added the Avis Prestige collection to its travel agent portal, Beep. Beep was launched to the trade in June as a car rental one-stop shop bringing Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental together on one platform.
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