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Ford leads investors in Indian car rental giant Zoomcar

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Zoomcar has closed US$24 million in a Series B investment round led by Ford Smart Mobility, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, Nokia Growth Partners and Empire Angels also participated. The funds will be used primarily to accelerate its marketplace model, along with furthering its technological lead. → Read More

Europcar brings Deliver & Collect service to UK

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When it comes to wasted time, Europcar research shows that 43 per cent of people voted traffic and road works as the things that annoy them most. Now travellers – whether making a journey for business or leisure - can save time and avoid unnecessary traffic delays with Europcar Deliver & Collect. Customers booking a car or van from Europcar can have the vehicle delivered to their home or workplace. → Read More

Avis Car Rental partners with Ascott for global deal

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Avis Car Rental has announced the signing of a multi-year partnership agreement with the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, Ascott. Under the new agreement, business and leisure travellers visiting Ascott’s brand websites, Ascott, Citadines and Somerset, will be able to make an Avis reservation by adding a vehicle rental to an existing serviced apartment reservation. → Read More

Europcar brings Alfa Romeo 4C to UK fleet

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Europcar continues to invest in the premium motoring experience with the addition of the Alfa Romeo 4C to Selection, its fleet of luxury and fun vehicles. Whether it’s booking a car for a special occasion or driving to impress at an important meeting, now Europcar customers can turn heads for the right reasons. “Alfa Romeo is a brand that combines quality design with sporting performance to deliver a thrill for motorists,” said Justin Shaw, fleet director, Europcar UK Group. → Read More

Ritz Carlton to introduce electric car charging points

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Ritz Carlton hotels will offer electric charging stations at properties across the globe it has been confirmed. Currently installed at a majority of the brand’s North American locations and select international hotels, electric car owners charging at Ritz-Carlton locations can experience all that The Ritz-Carlton has to offer, with extraordinary destinations and exceptional service. → Read More

Concur partners with Didi Chuxing in China

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Concur has announced a new partnership with Didi Chuxing, the world's largest mobile transportation platform, to further simplify the expense management process in China. Concur users who request a ride using Didi Chuxing can now link ride transactions to their Concur account with just a click, creating a seamless experience. → Read More

Rio 2016: iPass to offer Uber passengers free Wi-Fi during Olympics

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iPass and Uber have announced a partnership to provide international Uber riders with free Wi-Fi in Rio de Janeiro. As part of the partnership, iPass will provide riders with access to more than 1,160 iPass commercial hotspots in Rio de Janeiro. → Read More

Avis Car Rental launches Pronto to reduce airport delays

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Avis Car Rental UK has launched Pronto, new tablet-based app they predict will reduce airport waiting times at Avis locations by up to a fifth. Pronto forms part of Avis’ commitment to removing travel issues as we enter peak holiday season. Thanks to the innovation, Avis staff can walk through the lines serving customers before they even reach the rental desk, reducing queuing times and allowing drivers to get on their way faster. → Read More

Europcar opens latest branch in Richmond, London

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Europcar has opened its latest location at the Richmond Homebase on Manor Road, Richmond. Visiting the new branch – which puts vehicle rental right in the heart of the community – local MP, Zac Goldsmith, welcomed local Europcar Agents, Tony Baugh and Simon Westbury. → Read More

Uber sells Chinese operations to Didi Chuxing

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Uber has agreed to sell its Chinese business to rival Didi Chuxing. The taxi-booking app will retain separate branding in the country, with Uber also taking a 5.9 per cent stake in the combined company. Didi Chuxing - which is backed by internet giants Tencent and Alibaba - dominates the taxi-booking sector in China with nearly 90 per cent of the market. → Read More

AccorHotels signs car rental partnership with Hertz

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Hertz and AccorHotels have partnered to provide Le Club AccorHotels’ members with special car rental offers, including exclusive benefits, globally. With this partnership, Hertz expands its presence across key global markets. The partner agreement runs until March 2019. → Read More

Europcar reports slight increase in profits for early 2016

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Europcar has reported total revenue amounted to €948 million for the first half of 2016, compared to €961 million in 2015 first semester, representing an increase of 0.5 per cent at constant currency. This increase is mainly driven by a 0.9 per cent growth in rental revenue, to €883 million, and partly off-set by the decrease of petrol prices. → Read More

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