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Sixt car rental is starting to see some improvement in rental car demand and their second quarter earnings were better than the first quarter.  Part of the improvement was due to cost cutting measures, reduced fleet, and a change in the way they do their financing. According to Erich Sixt, head of the rental car […]

In the midst of an economic crisis that has other car rental companies howling, Zipcar just predicted that their revenue will hit the $130,000 million mark by the end of the year. Zipcar has found a profitable niche in the car hire business and has exploited it to its maximum potential. They are the undisputed […]

National Car Rental just announced the continuation of their “One-Two-Free” program for the seventh year in a row. The promotion benefits National’s Emerald Club members by awarding them one free rental day for every two days of paid car rental. “We are always looking for ways to exceed customer expectations. For example, Emerald Club is […]

Europcar car rental has come up with an innovative way to save themselves a lot of money on delivery expenses and keep customers satisfied at the time. The majority of the company’s business requires rental cars to be picked up and delivered directly to customers who never see the rental counter. These customers are mostly […]

Europcar car rental just unveiled a new program designed to make car hire more affordable for UK drivers facing the recession. Their new program is called Hire Rewards and it has the potential to save consumers around £200 on a one week car hire. The new rewards program is similar to an airline frequent flyer […]

In a move designed to put an end to customer disputes over damaged cars, Hertz car rental is implementing a high-tech photo inspection system that will take before and after shots of its rental cars. The system is already being tested at an undisclosed car rental agency in the US. The idea is to take […]

When a couple of holidaymakers in Newport Beach, California didn’t like the sounds coming from under the hood of their rental car they turned around and went back to the car rental agency, Vanguard Rent A Car,  to complain. Mechanics from the car lot checked under the hood and discovered what they thought might be […]

It’s common practice for car hire companies in foreign countries to hold travelers’ passports as security. Now, a court in Dubai has ruled that they must return a tourist’s passport upon request and may not keep it as collateral for payment. Ibrahim Ahmed brought the court action against Al Shamoos car rental based in Dubai […]

While most travel related businesses are cutting costs and tightening belts during one of the worst recessions that the travel industry has ever experienced, at least one company that supplies car rental insurance has decided to give something back to the community through charitable contributions. announced its support for four individual charities that the […]

Dollar Thrifty car rental that has had steady losses in four out of seven previous quarters has finally turned the corner and reported that profits went up by 15% last quarter. They attribute the increase profitability to the success of cost cutting measures which they began implementing last year. They have also been successful in […]