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Rentecarlo Launches U.K. Peer-To-Peer Car Rental Marketplace - TechCrunch

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:19

TechCrunch

Rentecarlo Launches U.K. Peer-To-Peer Car Rental Marketplace
TechCrunch
Rentecarlo, the U.K. startup and graduate of accelerator Ignite100, is officially launching today with a P2P car rental marketplace that lets anybody rent out their own car. The idea, which the company's three Danish founders have been toiling with ...

Car rental brokers reassure agents over driving licence changes - TTG Digital

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:12

Car rental brokers reassure agents over driving licence changes
TTG Digital
Sue Ledgard, sales operations manager for Flexible Autos, said they had spoken to all suppliers and confirmed that this change would only affect car rental in the UK and Ireland. “Car hire companies overseas don't ask to see the paper copy of the ...

Hire a Car with Qantas Points - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 19:06

Australian Business Traveller

Hire a Car with Qantas Points
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Qantas Frequent Flyers now have a new way to use their Qantas Points, with the introduction of points-redemption on car hire. From today members can book with Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental via qantas.com, using Qantas Points instead of cash, ...
New: use Qantas frequent flyer points for Avis, Budget car hireAustralian Business Traveller

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Hertz to Raise Car-Rental Rates - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:13

Wall Street Journal

Hertz to Raise Car-Rental Rates
Wall Street Journal
Travelers complaining about the price of airline tickets may have been taking solace in the fact that a rental car has still been pretty inexpensive to hire. Hertz Global Holdings Inc. HTZ 5.32 % is set to change all that. Starting next month, the ...
Flat first quarter for Hertz Equipment RentalKHL Group

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Hertz Makes a Move to Drive Price Of US Rental Cars Up - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:35

Wall Street Journal

Hertz Makes a Move to Drive Price Of US Rental Cars Up
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Travelers complaining about the price of airline tickets may have been taking solace in the fact that a rental car has still been pretty inexpensive to hire. Hertz Global Holdings Inc.HTZ +5.32% is set to change that tune. Hertz's Chief Executive John ...
Hertz to raise car-rental ratesMarketWatch

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New Zealand: Tourist drivers face new assessments - BBC News

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 06:56

Radio New Zealand

New Zealand: Tourist drivers face new assessments
BBC News
Tourists who want to hire a car in New Zealand will soon face an assessment before being handed the keys. Twenty-five car rental companies have signed up to a new trial starting in June aimed at improving road safety, Radio New Zealand reports ...
Tourists hiring cars to undergo assessmentsRadio New Zealand
Rental car code next monthOtago Daily Times

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GoGet develops one-way car hire platform in bid for corporate market - BRW

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:59

BRW

GoGet develops one-way car hire platform in bid for corporate market
BRW
For example, DriveMyCar is a peer-to-peer car sharing network that lets individuals rent out their cars for extra income, in the same way that Airbnb lets people make money from their spare bed. The pitch is to fully use all the idle cars in driveways ...

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Car hire costs: Consumers infuriated by companies' extras - Sydney Morning Herald

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 20:11

Sydney Morning Herald

Car hire costs: Consumers infuriated by companies' extras
Sydney Morning Herald
A survey by consumer research firm Canstar Blue found 57 per cent of consumers have been confronted with an additional charges upon returning a hire car. A quarter of those surveyed disputed the final cost, which was usually higher because of damage.

Driving licence shake-up: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire chaos - Halifax Evening Courier

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:28

Halifax Evening Courier

Driving licence shake-up: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire chaos
Halifax Evening Courier
“Not all car hire firms, or indeed traffic police abroad, will be aware of the changes, so a 'belt and braces' approach of also taking the counterpart might help,” said AA president Edmund King. The DVLA insists the changes have been widely publicised.

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DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ... - Doncaster Today

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:57

Doncaster Today

DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ...
Doncaster Today
“Not all car hire firms, or indeed traffic police abroad, will be aware of the changes, so a 'belt and braces' approach of also taking the counterpart might help,” said AA president Edmund King. The DVLA insists the changes have been widely publicised.

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DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ... - Eastwood Advertiser

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:50

Eastwood Advertiser

DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ...
Eastwood Advertiser
“Not all car hire firms, or indeed traffic police abroad, will be aware of the changes, so a 'belt and braces' approach of also taking the counterpart might help,” said AA president Edmund King. The DVLA insists the changes have been widely publicised.

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DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ... - South Yorkshire Times

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:46

South Yorkshire Times

DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ...
South Yorkshire Times
But that code is only valid for 72 hours – so anyone wanting to hire a vehicle more than three days into their trip will need to go online or call a special number to generate a new code while abroad, potentially raking up big bills. And it is feared ...

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DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ... - Buxton Advertiser

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 03:36

Buxton Advertiser

DRIVING LICENCE SHAKE-UP: Holidaymakers warned of a summer of car hire ...
Buxton Advertiser
“Not all car hire firms, or indeed traffic police abroad, will be aware of the changes, so a 'belt and braces' approach of also taking the counterpart might help,” said AA president Edmund King. The DVLA insists the changes have been widely publicised.

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Spy in the car spells the end for car hire accident disputes - Car Rentals

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 03:06

Car Rentals

Spy in the car spells the end for car hire accident disputes
Car Rentals
Tags are permanently open and transmit data in real-time which both the driver and car rental companies are able to access with a dedicated app. Cambridge Consultants claims DropTags can monitor speeds as low as two miles-per-hour and this will show ...

Car hire: get it right this summer - The Sunday Times

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 20:04

The Sunday Times

Car hire: get it right this summer
The Sunday Times
When we compared the cost of seven days' rental of an economy car at Faro, Gerona, Larnaca, Malaga, Palma and Pisa for the week beginning June 1, we found the likes of Avis, Europcar and Hertz to be between 10% and 200% pricier than local outlets.

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