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.
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 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’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 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 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.
Europcar Group has announced the launch of its Drive & Share solution in Germany and Denmark together with SnappCar, the second-largest international peer-to-peer car sharing player in Europe.
Europcar Group has appointed Tony Mikkelsen as group corporate sales director. In his role, Mikkelsen will be responsible for all corporate sales activities at group level.
Europcar UK has launched its new mobility portal to give fleet and travel managers one-stop access to the company’s full range of mobility services.
Fast-growing Icelandic flight search engine, Dohop, has enhanced its travel comparison service by partnering with leading ground transportation solutions provider, Rentalcars Connect.
Europcar UK has joined market leading loyalty programme, Nectar, to give travellers more chances to collect and redeem points. Whether travelling by plane, train or car this year, Nectar customers can now use their cards to collect points when on the go.
Europcar has developed its driver service offer, using the benefits of Brunel’s technology platform, to provide its customers with a seamless end to end global travel solution. The company hopes the move will be another step toward meeting new mobility demands.