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Europcar to welcome Infiniti Q30 to fleet

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Europcar has joined forces with Infiniti to bring the acclaimed new premium Q30 to drivers in selected markets in Europe. From this month a total of 1,200 Infiniti Q30s will be available in Europcar networks in France (255 cars), Germany (345 cars), UK (500 cars) and Italy (100 cars). → Read More

Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

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Skyscanner has revealed travellers will be able to search for hotels and car hire from the existing flights app. The trend for both searching and booking travel on mobile has accelerated dramatically in recent years, with the Skyscanner apps having been downloaded over 40 million times worldwide. Almost half of all Skyscanner searches in the UK are now made using a mobile device, while the last year alone has seen a 38 per cent increase in people booking via smartphones in the UK. → Read More

Europcar takes stake in Wanderio of Italy

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Europcar Group has announced it will take a minority investment in Wanderio, a multi-modal search and comparison platform. The leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets will take the stake through its Lab, an entity focused on innovation. → Read More

Avis Budget UK expands operations at London Heathrow

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Avis Budget UK has launched its on-terminal car rental service at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2, in a significant move for its UK operations. This unique service is already available at Terminal 5. This multi-year partnership will enable Avis Budget UK to deliver an express plane to car service for customers, currently making it the only car rental provider to offer this at both terminals, so that Avis customers will enjoy a five minute walk to their rental vehicle as an alternative to travelling by shuttle bus to the main Avis station. → Read More

InterRent opens 150th location in Sardinia, Italy

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InterRent, the low-cost brand of Europcar Group, the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major mobility player, has announced the opening of its 150th station, at Sardinia’s Alghero Airport. InterRent is currently present in 40 different countries, mainly in airports and tourism areas. → Read More

Cheapflights links with Car Trawler for new rental options

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Cheapflights has placed Australian travellers firmly in the driving seat by adding car hire to its existing flight and holiday package search functionality. Users of the leading flight search and deals publishing platform can now access 1,500 car hire agents in 30,000 locations across 174 countries, thanks to a new partnership with the world’s leading online B2B travel technology platform, CarTrawler. → Read More

Ubeeqo partners with Addison Lee in London

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Ubeeqo has teamed up with Europe’s leading private hire company, Addison Lee, to integrate its minicab and chauffeur service into the Ubeeqo mobility app. Now Ubeeqo users can book cars by the hour, car hire by the day or longer, minicabs and chauffeur services – all booked and paid for from one app - for the mobility solution that best suits their needs. → Read More

Europcar acquires Spanish mobility provider Bluemove

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Europcar Group has acquired Bluemove, a mobility tech start-up and car sharing leader in Spain. Carried out through Ubeeqo, a mobility start-up in which Europcar took a majority share, the acquisition is a further step in the group’s ambitious acquisition plan and is fully part of its strategy to become the reference for urban mobility. → Read More

Oman Air and Europcar launch loyalty partnership

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Sindbad, the frequent flyer program of Oman Air, and Europcar have announced a new partnership. Sindbad Members will now be awarded with 500 miles every time they rent with Europcar. They simply need to quote their Sindbad number when booking with Europcar and present their membership card when collecting their vehicle. → Read More

Travelport signs partnership with Movida of Brazil

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Travelport has launched a new next-generation XML connection solution for its car rental customers and, Movida, one of the largest car rental companies in Brazil, is the first supplier to go live with this innovative new offering. This news means that all Travelport-connected travel agencies across the world can now access additional car content via the Travel Commerce Platform. → Read More

Avis launches ‘Untrending’ tool to get drivers off the beaten track

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Avis Car Rental has launched Avis Untrending, an interactive tool that allows users to discover alternative locations a short drive from their chosen holiday destination. Designed to inspire travellers to explore new places, Avis Untrending offers recommendations based on Avis travel data and an ‘Untrending’ rating, which measures the number of hashtags on social media. → Read More

Flybe and Avis Budget UK enhance car rental experience

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Flybe and Avis Budget UK have announced an enhancement to their long-standing relationship. Under the terms of the new deal Flybe customers now have the added choice of selecting a Budget car rental direct via the Flybe website as an integral part of their flight booking. → Read More

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