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Europcar joins RBS Group Cashback scheme

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Europcar has joined the RBS Group Cashback Plus loyalty programme, offering NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland customers the chance to earn a minimum of one per cent of their spend at Europcar back in Rewards. Rewards can be earned on purchases paid for at the time of online booking on the official website and at all UK Europcar rental stations made with a card registered to a NatWest or a Royal Bank of Scotland Cashback Plus account. → Read More

Car rental giants agree to changes following EU action

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Five major car rental companies have agreed to significantly review how they treat consumers thanks to a joint action from the European Commission and national enforcement authorities. Citizens will benefit from more clarity on insurance policies and tank refuelling options, more fairness when handling damages, and more price transparency. → Read More

Europcar Lab takes majority stake in E-Car Club

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The Europcar Lab, the Europcar Group unit dedicated to innovation, has taken a majority stake in E-Car Club, the UK’s first entirely electric pay-per-use car club. This new acquisition is fully in line with Europcar Lab’s strategy to develop mobility market usages, search for new mobility solutions opportunities worldwide and make investments in strategic initiatives allowing the group to strengthen its leadership in the mobility market. → Read More

Avis launches new Arrive & Drive service at Heathrow

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Avis Car Rental today announced the launch of its Avis Prestige ‘Arrive & Drive’ service at London Heathrow, proving a fast plane-to-car offering. For no additional cost, Avis Prestige customers will now be able to collect their vehicle at any of Heathrow’s terminals, demonstrating Avis’ continued commitment to providing the highest level of personal service to its customers. → Read More

Hertz terminates rental contract with Ryanair in GDS dispute

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The Hertz Corporation has said that, despite lengthy discussions regarding a contractual dispute, it has ended its car hire agreement with Ryanair. The rental giant alleges Ryanair’s agreement with GDS distribution companies represents a breach of contract, a claim Ryanair disputes. → Read More

Europcar adds Volkswagen Passat to fleet

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Europcar has further reinforced the family-appeal of its fleet with the addition of the latest Volkswagen Passat Saloon S and SE range. Esteemed amongst families, this practical, stylish, and economical car is ideal for those travelling long distances, with comfort guaranteed thanks to built-in lumbar support, Ergo Comfort front seats and adaptive cruise control. → Read More

French government bans UberPOP following protests

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The French government has caved in to protestors and ordered a ban on the UberPOP taxi service. The decision follows protests by thousands of taxi drivers around the country earlier this week. Uber was banned by a French court last October, but has still been operating while it challenges the decision. → Read More

Europcar launches summer campaign alongside Spotify

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Europcar is launching an innovative competition on social media this summer, in partnership with Spotify. Tapping into the themes of travel and adventure #MyEuropcarRoadTrip is calling on leisure and business travellers to post their personal road trips in their ‘car’ on Facebook and Instagram. → Read More

Lufthansa offers first class passengers Porsche 911 experience

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Lufthansa First Class passengers and Lufthansa Private Jet guests can now enliven the waiting time before their next take-off with a unique experience - taking a Porsche 911 or Panamera for a spin through Munich, the sub-Alpine landscape or Lower Bavaria. The Porsche First Class Excitement offer is available for all Lufthansa, SWISS or Austrian Airlines passengers, Lufthansa HON Circle members and Lufthansa Private Jet guests who possess a valid First Class boarding ticket for that day. → Read More

Europcar brings electric vehicles to UK market

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Europcar continues its commitment to moving its fleet to five per cent electric vehicles by 2020, with the launch of a new electric vehicle service in Birmingham City. Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar UK Group, commented: “Europcar is leading the way in sustainable transport with a commitment to a five per cent electric vehicle fleet by 2020. → Read More

Europcar to offer discounts to travel trade professionals

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Europcar is demonstrating its commitment to the travel trade with the launch of a series of exclusive offers for those working in the sector. With thoughts turning to booking a summer break, Europcar’s exclusive deals for travel staff mean they can benefit from quality vehicle hire every time they go away, in the UK and abroad. → Read More

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to sponsor UEFA Europa League

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car has signed a three-year agreement with UEFA to become an official worldwide sponsor of the UEFA Europa League beginning with the 2015/16 season. The sponsorship covers every stage of the competition from group stage matches through to the Final - a total of 205 games that will reach millions of viewers across Europe. → Read More

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