Car hire giant Enterprise is continuing to move forward with its commitment to greener practices by pledging $150 million to improving existing locations and making sure new locations conform to its Enterprise Sustainable Construction Protocol. The green building standard is to be implemented over the coming five years and it is predicted that by the […]
Internet car hire search expert, Carrentals.co.uk, is celebrating being ranked number one when it comes to natural searches for comparative rental prices on the net. A report released by search engine marketing specialists, Greenlight, shows that for October 2010, the site achieved 53 per cent of over 760,000 searches related to hiring a car. This […]
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 […]
Avis, one of the country’s most popular car hire brands, has announced it will now be serving customers through a new branch in London’s Victoria train, underground and coach station. The branch is conveniently situated for those travelling to the capital wishing to continue their journey by car. Victoria is currently one of the busiest […]
Car hire firm Alamo has extended a multi-year agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to be the official car hire brand at its theme parks in Orlando and California. The extended agreement means it will also continue to be Walt Disney Travel Company’s official rental car provider. Alamo’s parent company, Enterprise Holdings, said the […]
Customers of foreign car rental firms are being urged to take precautions when hiring a vehicle to avoid being scammed. The UK European Consumer Centre has reported a 30 per cent rise in those who feel they have been treated unfairly after returning their vehicles abroad. Complaints include being charged extra for unnecessary repairs, being […]
Dollar Thrifty’s management was foiled in its attempts to reach a deal with Hertz last week by its own shareholders. The day before the vote on whether to accept Hertz’s offer, which equated to $50.88 per share, Hertz announced that the offer would be its last. It is believed that shareholders voted against the offer […]
Car hire giant Avis has announced it will increase the number of electric vehicles in its European fleet by the end of 2011. The firm recently signed an order for 500 new Renault electric cars. The Kangoo Express ZE and the Fluence ZE will be available to customers in seven EU countries including Spain, Portugal, […]
Car hire firm Hertz has seen its latest bid for Dollar Thrifty refused by the company’s shareholders who delivered a no vote on the takeover last Thursday. Hertz had offered stock and cash for the budget rental firm worth $50.88 per share. However this was not good enough for the majority of Dollar Thrifty’s investors. […]
Competitors in the second ever South African Solar Challenge have crossed the starting line and are battling it out in their solar powered vehicles. The race, which is expected to last 10 days and covers 4,000 miles, is being sponsored by car hire company Avis. The rental firm has committed 21 vehicles to provide support […]
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