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Blanco appointed sales director at Europcar UK

Blanco appointed sales director at Europcar UK

Europcar UK has appointed Jose Blanco as UK sales and marketing director. He has taken over the role from Nick Harwood, who has been promoted to sales director, key partners, for Europcar Group.

Europcar refocuses low-cost car rental activities

Europcar refocuses low-cost car rental activities

The low-cost car rental segment is one of the most dynamic in Europe, representing approximately €1.5 billion, enjoying a historical 12 per cent annual growth rate and expected to continue to grow at a similar pace, especially in leisure destinations like France, Spain, Italy, UK, Portugal, Greece and Turkey.

Hertz Chauffeur expands offering in Asia

Hertz Chauffeur expands offering in Asia

Hertz Asia has launched a new Hertz Chauffeur website to make it easier for customers, including travel agents, to book chauffeur services for a full day, half a day and airport or city transfers.

Gatwick to trial autonomous vehicles on airfield

Gatwick to trial autonomous vehicles on airfield

Gatwick’s 300 airside vehicles are stationary 90 per cent of the time – as staff attend to aircraft and passengers – but a trial of electric-powered autonomous vehicles will soon see workers shuttled between popular locations on the airfield when it starts later this summer.

Eurowings increases car hire options on offer to passengers

Eurowings increases car hire options on offer to passengers

Eurowings will offer its customers no less than four car hire companies as of this month, with vehicles from Hertz, Thrifty, Avis and Budget now available when making the flight booking. The new partnership with Hertz is set to run for three years.

Europcar signs away stake in car2go Europe

Europcar signs away stake in car2go Europe

Europcar has signed an agreement with Daimler Mobility Services for the sale of its 25 per cent stake in car2go Europe. The completion of the transaction requires the approval of the competent antitrust authorities, with the parties expecting to receive these approvals and close the transaction before the end of the second quarter of 2018.