Car Rental News

New leadership for Eco Rent A Car

New leadership for Eco Rent A Car

Eco Rent A Car, an India-based ground transportation service provider, has named Gautam Nath as its new chief executive. Nath will spearhead the company’s operations as it enters into a new phase of growth and expansion.

Cathay Pacific launches Hertz Rent A Car partnership

Cathay Pacific launches Hertz Rent A Car partnership

Cathay Pacific has signed a new partnership with Hertz Global, which sees the car rental company become the airline’s exclusive online car rental service provider. As a result, Marco Polo Club members are eligible to receive complimentary car class upgrades.

Europcar Group acquires Irish subsidiary

Europcar Group acquires Irish subsidiary

Europcar Group has confirmed the acquisition of its Irish franchisee, one of its biggest in terms of revenue. Through this acquisition, the group extends its corporate network from nine to ten countries, benefiting from strong leisure flows coming from all its subsidiaries, and strengthens its mobility footprint with the acquisition of the car rental and car sharing activities.

UK government unveils £3bn in road infrastructure spending

UK government unveils £3bn in road infrastructure spending

Towns and cities across the UK are set to benefit from £3 billion worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists, according to new plans for the government. It is hoped the investment will lead to quicker and safer journeys and help to build a stronger economy by linking people with jobs, businesses with customers.

Parot steps up to chief executive role with Europcar

Parot steps up to chief executive role with Europcar

Europcar Group’s supervisory board today announced the appointment of Caroline Parot as chief executive officer, effective immediately. She succeeds Philippe Germond, with a mandate to accelerate the implementation of the group’s strategy of becoming a leader in global mobility solutions.

Europcar UK adds Toyota Mirai to fleet

Europcar UK adds Toyota Mirai to fleet

Europcar UK is taking a ground-breaking step by adding hydrogen fuel vehicles to its fleet. Underpinning this initiative is the company’s successful bid for an Office for Low Emission Vehicles grant of €200,000, which is enabling the company to harness Toyota’s hydrogen fuel technology. As the largest private sector winner of the coveted OLEV grant, Europcar UK is adding several Toyota Mirai to its fleet, giving it the largest privately owned fleet of hydrogen cars and strengthening its commitment to reducing fleet emissions.

Europcar sees revenues rise in third quarter

Europcar sees revenues rise in third quarter

Europcar has announced total revenue of €707 million compared for the third quarter of 2016, compared to a figure of €693 million in 2015. This represents a 5.1 per cent increase at constant currency. Excluding Locaroise, its third French Franchisee (fully consolidated since July), total revenues growth reached 4.5 per cent.

Hamad International welcomes fleet of Audi luxury cars

Hamad International welcomes fleet of Audi luxury cars

Hamad International Airport has welcomed the brand-new fleet of Audi luxury cars that will be utilised to shuttle VIPs. The premium fleet includes the Audi Q7, RS 6 Avant and A8 L. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “At HIA we have always been keen on providing our passengers with the ultimate experience of traveling in comfort."

Enterprise signs partnership with Live Nation

Enterprise signs partnership with Live Nation

Enterprise has announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement to become an Official Partner of Live Nation. Through this marketing partnership, Enterprise will soon begin rolling out exclusive video content, curated by Live Nation, featuring popular artists and bands.

Enterprise Holdings extends franchise operations in Brazil

Enterprise Holdings extends franchise operations in Brazil

Enterprise Holdings is making a strategic investment in Unidas and amending its master franchise agreement with the Brazilian car rental operator and fleet management company. Unidas and Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – became franchise partners in 2012. For the past four years, Unidas has been operating National and Alamo locations in airport and city locations throughout Brazil.

National Car Rental to offer airport lounge access

National Car Rental to offer airport lounge access

National Car Rental will offer complimentary Emerald Club Lounges at select US airports. Travellers who visit an Emerald Club lounge can enjoy free Wi-Fi, charging stations and access to tablets and TVs to check flight status and get the latest sports, weather and news updates.