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Sharjah car rental firms anger residents with overparked cars - The National

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:51

The National

Sharjah car rental firms anger residents with overparked cars
The National
SHARJAH // Rent-a-car firms are playing a constant game of cat and mouse with municipality parking inspectors to avoid fines for leaving their fleets outside residential buildings and down side streets in a busy neighbourhood. Al Estiklal Street, in ...

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Ride rip-offs: Beware of extra charges on your rental car - Al-Bawaba

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 01:31

Al-Bawaba

Ride rip-offs: Beware of extra charges on your rental car
Al-Bawaba
Certain comparison websites do not look for car hire deals for those aged over 70 – instructing them to seek out 'specialist' hire firms instead. Rory Sexton, managing director of Economy Car Hire, which Keith used to organise his vehicle, says ...

Over 70? You could be charged double for car hire - or barred altogether - This is Money

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 17:14

This is Money

Over 70? You could be charged double for car hire - or barred altogether
This is Money
Car hire firms that sting motorists with hidden charges are exploiting them with an extra trick – targeting them for being old. Holidaymakers are vulnerable to rip-offs when picking up keys to a car in a foreign country after a long and tiring flight ...

Rental-car industry looks attractive as major companies modernize - The Globe and Mail

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:09

The Globe and Mail

Rental-car industry looks attractive as major companies modernize
The Globe and Mail
The rental-car industry has lagged. Avis Budget, however, is testing its comprehensive “demand fleet pricing model” that will help it decide when to buy and sell its cars, when customers will ask to rent them, and all the pricing decisions that should ...

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Dubai car hire firm says planning $108m expansion - ArabianBusiness.com

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 01:17

ArabianBusiness.com

Dubai car hire firm says planning $108m expansion
ArabianBusiness.com
Shift Car Rental, a part of Dubai's AW Rostamani Group, has announced major expansion plans over the next five years with an investment of AED400 million ($108.8 million). The company said the funds will help double the size of its fleet and will also ...

Travelauto.com Announces the Addition of Budget Rent a Car Services in Israel - PR.com (press release)

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:06

Travelauto.com Announces the Addition of Budget Rent a Car Services in Israel
PR.com (press release)
Tel Aviv, Israel, August 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Coming hot on the heels of tremendous growth recorded in the last few months, Travelauto.com, a leading car rental marketplace has announced the addition of Budget Rent a Car for multiple destinations ...

Hertz Advises Holidaymakers On How To Make The Most Of Renting A Car This Summer - PR Newswire UK (press release)

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:05

Hertz Advises Holidaymakers On How To Make The Most Of Renting A Car This Summer
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Car hire is an increasingly popular option among holidaymakers due to the convenience, freedom and savings it offers. In Spain, one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe, the car rental industry's turnover grew by 4.3% in 2014 and vehicle ...

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TRAVELAUTO.COM ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF BUDGET RENT A CAR SERVICES IN ISRAEL - TravPR.com (press release)

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:30

TRAVELAUTO.COM ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF BUDGET RENT A CAR SERVICES IN ISRAEL
TravPR.com (press release)
COM) ISRAEL - August 11th, 2015 - Tel Aviv, Israel – Coming hot on the heels of tremendous growth recorded in the last few months, Travelauto.com, a leading car rental marketplace has announced the addition of Budget Rent a Car for multiple ...

Getting far more than we Budgeted for when hiring a car in Ireland - The Guardian

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:59

The Guardian

Getting far more than we Budgeted for when hiring a car in Ireland
The Guardian
One of the problems of car hire in Ireland is that the headline charges are simply too cheap. Operators, we suspect, only make a profit on a rental when they sell their expensive add-on insurance, hence the pressure – or not, in this case. Budget ...

Shanghai $10000 License Plates Drive Car-Hire Company Financing - Bloomberg

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:24

Bloomberg

Shanghai $10000 License Plates Drive Car-Hire Company Financing
Bloomberg
After adding the more than $10,000 for a car license plate in Shanghai onto the cost of maintenance, parking and insurance, Debby Yin decided to rent. “The cost of a car number plate is scary and Shanghai's taxi drivers are crazy,” said Yin, who's been ...

Car rental company Sixt faces criticism over 'transphobic' tweet directed at ... - The Independent

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 13:51

The Independent

Car rental company Sixt faces criticism over 'transphobic' tweet directed at ...
The Independent
A crossover, for reference, is a car that combines the qualities of an SUV with a hatchback. But obviously, the company was referring to Jenner's recent gender transition, which came after 64 years of living as a male. Sixt's tweet has since been ...

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Jobs boost as Enterprise Rent-A-Car set to open branch at Belfast City Airport - Belfast Live

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 13:07

Belfast Live

Jobs boost as Enterprise Rent-A-Car set to open branch at Belfast City Airport
Belfast Live
Global car hire company Enterprise Rent-A-Car is set to open a new branch in George Best Belfast City Airport, bringing its airport operation on site, and creating seven new jobs in the process. The newly built counter and customer space in the ...

Post Office annual study reveals Portugal dearest for car hire - Car Rentals

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:20

Car Rentals

Post Office annual study reveals Portugal dearest for car hire
Car Rentals
The cost includes the fee for the vehicle, excess waiver insurance (EWI), SatNav, an extra driver and 40 litres of unleaded fuel. With weekly costs of £547, Croatia worked out as the second most expensive destination for British holidaymakers to rent a ...

Pricewatch Q&A: All you need to know about hiring a car abroad - Irish Times

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 19:04

Irish Times

Pricewatch Q&A: All you need to know about hiring a car abroad
Irish Times
The first tip is ask yourself do you really need to rent a car while you're away? The best way to make sure you're not ripped off by some dodgy car hire company is don't rent a car. If you pick a destination where car hire is superfluous and use public ...

Ex-McKinsey professionals raise seed round for Revv- a self drive car rental ... - YourStory.com

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:33

YourStory.com

Ex-McKinsey professionals raise seed round for Revv- a self drive car rental ...
YourStory.com
For the large pool of Indian middle-class, owning a car has always been a matter of pride and a status symbol. But, over the last couple of years, things have changed dramatically. The younger generation does not hold on to the notions that their ...

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Dan Dooley car hire returns to profit as revenues soar - Irish Independent

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 21:32

Irish Independent

Dan Dooley car hire returns to profit as revenues soar
Irish Independent
Revenues at the independent car rental company increased from €19.6m to €23.2m Open Gallery 1 Revenues at the independent car rental company increased from €19.6m to €23.2m last year, new figures show. One of the country's largest independent car ...

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Most expensive countries for car hire in Europe revealed - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:54

Telegraph.co.uk

Most expensive countries for car hire in Europe revealed
Telegraph.co.uk
The travel currency arm of the Post Office has released its annual Car Rental Report, which says that the costs travellers encounter for a week's rental varies greatly across Europe. It shows that it costs £553 to hire a car for a week in Faro ...
The James Walker column: Hiring a car this summer? Read this firstGloucestershire Echo
Cutting corners is 'a false economy', car hire customers warnedTravel Weekly UK

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Will penalty points on my licence stop me from hiring a car abroad? - This is Money

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:39

This is Money

Will penalty points on my licence stop me from hiring a car abroad?
This is Money
This is inexpensive and likely to be considerably less costly than paying a car hire company's collision waiver damage charge. If you have a collision or damage the hire car, the car rental company will debit your credit card for the damage, you then ...
Back Room ForumHonest John

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How two Americans zoomed into India's car rental market - Quartz

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:11

How two Americans zoomed into India's car rental market
Quartz
Four years ago, it came as a big shock to Americans Greg Moran and David Back that India lacked any short-term car rental services. So in 2013, the ... The membership-based service allows individuals to hire cars by the hour or by the day. Reservations ...

Shanghai Said to Be Close to Unveiling Pilot Rules for Car-Hire Apps - Caixin Media

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:21

Caixin Media

Shanghai Said to Be Close to Unveiling Pilot Rules for Car-Hire Apps
Caixin Media
The person close to Shanghai transport regulators said the government has accepted the business model used by major companies, one that sees the vehicles come from auto rental companies and the drivers hired by temporary labor agencies. Sun Jianping ...

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