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Up to 20% off UK car and van hire with Europcar
With the summer crowds gone, conkers already falling and leaves turning gold and amber, Europcar is offering the perfect excuse to get away for a leaf kicking autumn weekend break with up to 20% off car hire.
Europcar launches mobile phone service
With over 8 million adults in the UK accessing the internet via their mobile phone, a growth of 42% on 2008*, Europcar, Europe’s leading vehicle hire company, has launched car booking on the go with a new mobile phone reservation service for online booking from any web enabled mobile phone.
Avis urges students to travel safely
In early October over 400,000 students will be travelling to university to start the autumn term.
Sixt offers economical luxury
Sixt rent a car is helping customers travel in luxury, while being conscious of CO2 emissions, by adding the new model Mercedes E Class E220 CDI Blue Efficiency SE to its fleet of vehicles.
Europcar reveals strangest car hire stories
Europcar hires out thousands of vehicles daily, so it’s not surprising that a survey of its branches revealed some strange excuses for damage and late return as well as rather unusual items of lost property.
Lotus cars now available for hire with Hertz Italy
Lotus Cars Limited, the sportscar subsidiary of Group Lotus plc is delighted to announce a marketing co-operation agreement with the car hire company Hertz Italiana and to supply Lotus cars for its rental business in Italy.
Car hire to go far this summer
With the renaissance of the UK holiday showing no signs of stalling as Brits look to re-discover the joys of holidaying at home and make their holiday budgets go further, Europcar, the UK’s leading car hire company is offering its tips to stress-free car hire.
Alamo helps fans step into Johnny Depp’s shoes
To celebrate the UK release of Johnny Depp’s new film, Public Enemies, the largest car rental provider for international travellers to North America, Alamo Rent A Car, recommends the best Midwest driving routes on which Depp fans can trace their idol’s footsteps as legendary outlaw, John Dillinger.
Avis secures high profile new contract
Avis UK has secured a high profile new contract with defence, security and aerospace company BAE Systems to provide it with daily rental services over the next three years.
An eco friendly partnership for Nissan and Europcar
Nissan and Europcar – the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals – are forming a partnership to market electric vehicles by 2010 and advance zero-emission mobility on a global scale.
Elite Rent-a-Car launches in the UK
Perfectly timed for the 2009 F1 season, Elite Rent-a-Car is now officially available to the UK market and offers British travellers flexible options to enjoy the world’s most sought-after cars.
Avis joins BA in backing Britain
Avis has announced it is joining British Airways and The Daily Mail as part of the Backing Britain campaign launched yesterday.
Suits you sir – Car rental gets smart
In a move to eliminate some of the uncertainties associated with car rental and bring more simplicity to the process, Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle rental company has launched Options+. Developed in direct response to customer research, Options+ is a first for the car rental industry as it brings together additional products such as Sat Nav and excess waiver bundled in a very simple way for customers to tailor their rental to exactly suit their needs - and their budget.
UK holidays - The journey is as important as the destination
With holiday budgets tight, and families reducing costs on car maintenance and even downscaling their car to a more economical vehicle, Europcar is urging stay-cationers to plan their journeys carefully this Spring and Summer.
Europcar offers extra benefits to Flying Blue members
Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental company, has long offered members of Flying Blue, Europe’s leading frequent flyer program, preferential rates and 100 Miles per day when renting at any Europcar location in 160 countries.
Car hire deals down under
Europcar Australia has launched a series of money saving deals for travellers heading down under to get away from the UK’s worst winter in more than a decade. Holidaymakers can make their budget stretch further with one of five fabulous deals announced in February by Europcar Australia.
Europcar offers winter driving tips
Following the heaviest snowfall in 18 years, and with more to come, Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle rental company is urging travellers to pay attention to its winter motoring advice.
Leger Holidays launches ‘eye-catching’ new website
A new website launch from Leger Holidays, the UK’s biggest provider of European coach holidays, has given the term ‘eye-catching’ a literal new meaning.
Europcar urges travellers to hit the road as rail fares rocket
With rail fares going up by an average of 6% - with some lines rising by as much as 11%* - travellers’ pockets are being hit hard at a time when many are already feeling the pinch. Europcar, the UK’s leading car rental company, is advising disgruntled passengers and small businesses already under financial pressure, that there is a cheaper, more comfortable and convenient option when travelling – car rental.
Pay as you go transport for cash-strapped consumers
With unemployment rates still on the rise and loans getting harder to obtain Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle rental company, is urging consumers to consider pay as you go transport such as car rental to help manage their outgoings.
Holiday Autos launches chauffeur driven service in China
Leading car hire broker Holiday Autos launches its chauffeur driven car hire service in China. Following on from the launch of its successful car hire chauffeur service in India, Holiday Autos will provide an experienced chauffeur to navigate the busy streets of China allowing customers to sit back and enjoy the sights.
Jet2.com teams up with Hertz for special car rental deals
Bringing some cheer to UK travellers this January, Jet2.com and Hertz have teamed up to offer £1/€1 per day car hire on 200 vehicles. All customers that request a car quote rental from Hertz through the Jet2.com website will be in with a chance of securing one of the 200 special £1/€1 per day rental deals.
Holiday Autos partners with Bristol International Airport
Leading car hire broker Holiday Autos has signed a deal to become Bristol International Airport’s online worldwide car hire supplier to provide vehicles to outbound passengers at their destination airport.
Holidayautos.co.uk announces January sale
Leading online car hire specialist Holiday Autos has just announced its January sale. Starting on 7 January, the sale will offer up to 50 % off car hire worldwide until 20 January.
Christmas car hire – tips to get the best deals
With some car hire companies accused of increasing their prices over the busy festive period, comparison site Carrentals.co.uk is offering its top tips to help Christmas travellers get the best deals.
Skiers advised to book car hire early
With heavy snowfall already reported in the Alps, car hire comparator Carrentals.co.uk is advising customers to book ski car hire early to secure the best prices and essential accessories such as snow chains and child seats.
Europcar puts lifeboat volunteers in the driving seat
Europcar is helping the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to save lives at sea in a new 3 year contract extension. Under the new agreement, Europcar will provide the 40,000 RNLI volunteers across the UK and Ireland with access to daily rental vehicles to support their work for the charity, in many cases, helping them reach remote coastal areas. The new deal will also see Europcar provide longer term rentals to meet the RNLI’s transport needs.
Hit the slopes with Alamo
The whoosh of skis on crisp white snow, bright blue skies and the promise of après ski lured almost 1.25 million Britons to the slopes last year. With many planning to do the same this winter, the USA and Canada will be among the most popular destinations for the avid skier. For more time on the piste and less spent sorting out and queuing for car rental, skiers should go to Alamo.co.uk for the best rates at the widest range of top ski resorts.
Europcar gains green recognition
At the 2008 World Travel Awards ceremony on December 2 in the Turks & Caicos, Europcar was named the World's Leading Green Transport Solution Company, an environmental award launched this year. The company was also elected World's Leading Leisure Car Rental Company for the second year in a row.
Car Hire company promotes winter road safety
Car hire comparison site Carrentals.co.uk has launched its new Road Sense road safety campaign for the winter months, with a range of offers, advice and information for drivers.
Europcar smoothes the journey
In the latest of a series of initiatives to bring greater clarity, certainty and ease to the experience of hiring a car or van, Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle hire company has launched a new step by step guide to be given to every customer at the outset of their hire.
A tenner for fuel from Europcar
Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle hire company is giving customers a £10 voucher towards their next hire if they bring their car back with more than a quarter tank of fuel.
Get on the road to save this summer
Staycationing families looking for value and convenience should look at alternatives to traditional rail travel this summer, according to Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle hire company.
Europcar helps travellers drive mean and green
With the price of unleaded petrol now over £1 a litre, Europcar, the UK’s leading car hire company is helping customers focus on both fuel efficiency and more eco-friendly driving.
Its crystal clear with Alamo
Alamo car hire pioneered all-inclusive rates so that all the renters basic needs are covered and recently launched GPS inclusive rates for North America. To give customers greater flexibility and choice over their rental, these inclusive rates are complemented by a range of additional options in each destination such as child seats, additional drivers and GPS which are often paid for locally.
By-car.co.uk launches guide to Switzerland
The online car hire website, by-car.co.uk and its German counterpart im-mietauto.de, has now launched its new Guide to Switzerland. The website provides advice about car hiring, as well as information about a number of different holiday destinations.
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