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Hertz, one of the world’s best known car hire brands, has announced a new initiative to introduce solar power to selected locations across the US. The plans involve retrofitting facilities with photovoltaic panels similar to the ones installed at the company’s outlet at Denver International Airport in December last year. Currently there are plans to […]

Holiday cancellations and repatriation costs due to the political and civil strife in Tunisia and Egypt could cost travel operator Tui up to £30 million in revenues. The announcement for the second-quarter comes as the firm managed to reduce losses over the previous quarter. Tui Travel, owner of the Thomson Holiday brand, is still flying […]

Airline passengers bound for Bali are facing travel disruption as Mount Bromo in Java continues to throw volcanic ash into the skies. Qantas’ budget arm Jetstar has said it will be cancelling services to the region until it is safe to resume, as has Virgin Blue. Other airlines have also said they will not be […]

Police forces across England and Wales have collated their drink drive statistics for the festive period. In December 2010, due to the extreme wintry weather conditions, officers stopped and tested 170,000 motorists. For the same period a year earlier they did the same with a total of 223,000 drivers. On average arrests were slightly up […]

As the wallet of the average driver continues to be hammered by the rising price of fuel, tensions are unlikely to be eased by the latest revelations that the Treasury is to rake in billions off the back of increasing oil prices. The latest estimates are that the government will earn close to £2 billion […]

The conclusion of a deal with British Airways for new engines will help Rolls-Royce’s confidence after a rocky end to 2010. The deal is worth $5 billion and will see Rolls-built engines powering the airline’s new Dreamliners from Boeing and its fleet of A380 superjumbos from Airbus. Safety concerns with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900, used […]

Qantas has announced plans to construct a biofuel plant which would enable it to produce greener fuel for its fleet. The nation’s flag-carrier is currently in discussions about the project with Solena, a US based fuel supplier. According to reports, the plant would be built in Sydney and would create some 1200 jobs. If construction […]

The price of travelling in London will skyrocket in the new year according to a travel watchdog. Fares on buses, trams and the underground are set to rise by an average of 6.8 per cent warned London TravelWatch. Some travelcards will disappear, meaning many passengers will be forced to pay out for costlier tickets. Customers […]

Industry analysts are cautiously optimistic that the price of renting a car in the New Year will become cheaper. Signs are that as confidence returns to the financial sector, rental firms are now finding banks more willing to offer up the necessary capital they need to replace older vehicles and grow their fleets with newer […]

A raft of strikes across rail networks is likely to disrupt passengers intending to travel over Christmas and into the New Year. On 23 December the industrial action kicks off as Aslef members driving trains on London Midland have said they intend to walk out in protest over wages and working conditions. The misery continues […]