Car Rental News

TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London

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

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.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay partners with Maserati

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay partners with Maserati

Starting today, guests visiting JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay will be transported to the fantastical resort via a Maserati automobile. Maserati exudes a sophistication and style long associated with sportiness and performance.

New chief executive steps up at Uber

New chief executive steps up at Uber

Ride hailing app Uber has announced Dara Khosrowshahi will take up the role of chief executive with the company. He was approved unanimously by the board earlier today.

Thrifty Car Rental launches in Malta

Thrifty Car Rental launches in Malta

Hertz Global has announced that Thrifty Car Rental has enhanced its customer proposition in Malta under a new leadership. Now operated by a longstanding Hertz franchise partner, United Garage, Thrifty Malta offers customers more rental locations, diverse and refreshed fleet as well as a new, user-friendly website.

Europcar records strong increase in revenue for first half of 2017

Europcar records strong increase in revenue for first half of 2017

Revenue at car rental company Europcar rose to €1,028 million during the first half of financial 2017, up 10.1 per cent at constant exchange rates with organic growth of 4.6 per cent. Adjusted corporate EBITDA at the company stood at €56 million, up 2.7 per cent at constant exchange rates.

Travelport signs partnership with UK-based Right Cars

Travelport signs partnership with UK-based Right Cars

Travelport has today announced a new agreement with Right Cars, one of the fastest-growing car rental brands in the industry. Based in Brighton, UK, the company operates in 23 countries, providing car rental services in more than 140 locations including airport terminals.

Etihad cuts free chauffeur services outside of Abu Dhabi

Etihad cuts free chauffeur services outside of Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has amended its chauffeur policy following a review of usage by premium guests across all major markets. The complimentary chauffeur service will be retained at Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub and replaced with a paid option at specially negotiated rates in all other cities.

Hertz Global renews partnership with Lufthansa

Hertz Global renews partnership with Lufthansa

Hertz Global has renewed its global partnership with Lufthansa, one of Europe’s largest airlines. Launched in 2013, the agreement has since resulted in added convenience and exclusive benefits for Lufthansa.com passengers renting a Hertz vehicle at any location around the world.

Finnair signs Blacklane as preferred airport transfer provider

Finnair signs Blacklane as preferred airport transfer provider

Finnair has integrated Blacklane, the global professional driver service, as its preferred airport transfer provider. After booking a round-trip flight with Finnair, travellers now see Blacklane’s all-inclusive, guaranteed fares for four rides: transfers to and from departure and arrival airports.