Articles tagged “car rentals”

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Expedia Acquires European Car-Rental Site Auto Escape Group

Expedia Acquires European Car-Rental Site Auto Escape Group

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The merger and acquisition frenzy in the travel industry continues apace, and Expedia's acquisition of the Auto Escape Group will enhance Expedia's global competition with the Priceline Group.

5 years ago

5 Most Expensive U.S. Cities for Car Rentals

5 Most Expensive U.S. Cities for Car Rentals

John Taylor, Las Vegas Sun

Car rentals are having a good year as air travel and rental demand increase; therefore, it is likely that these rates will continue to rise as travel rebounds.

5 years ago

Car Rental Companies Discover Surprisingly High Demand for Luxury Vehicles

Car Rental Companies Discover Surprisingly High Demand for Luxury Vehicles

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press

Car rental companies expect the jump in demand has less to do with the rebounding economy and more to do with the companies realizing the unmet demand for luxury rides.

5 years ago

Five Travel Startups That Target Business Travelers

6 years ago

The Bumps Along the Road for One Car-Sharing Startup in Hawaii

Alan Yonan Jr., The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The cost of diving into the rental car market is so high that most startups focus instead on using technology to connect users with existing inventory rather than creating a truly new product.

6 years ago

Car Rental Companies Delay Electric Car Rollout Due to Low Customer Demand

Car Rental Companies Delay Electric Car Rollout Due to Low Customer Demand

Ehren Goossens, Bloomberg

Although demand has been lower than expected, rental cars will continue to integrate electric cars into their fleet. The rental market is seen as a critical step in wider EV adoption as it gives consumers a chance to test several models before purchase.

6 years ago

The 20 Most Expensive U.S. Cities for Summer Car Rentals

The 20 Most Expensive U.S. Cities for Summer Car Rentals

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There are a number of startups aiming to make car rentals cheaper and the pick-up process more sophisticated. Rates remain high among traditional players, but there remains a degree of credibility that few startups can beat.

6 years ago

Hertz Confirms Plans to Expand Euro Budget Brand Firefly in the U.S.

Associated Press

Hertz says budget leisure car rentals are the most popular type of rental in the airport market. The expansion is hoped to give Hertz a share of the youthful lucrative sector.

6 years ago

Hotels, Airlines, and Cars: How Travel Brands Stack Up in User Preference

Hotels, Airlines, and Cars: How Travel Brands Stack Up in User Preference

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

MMGY's latest travel report offers a revealing snapshot of what frequent travelers see when they look at their options in the current market.

6 years ago

FlightCar and airports argue over what’s innovation and what’s just cheating

FlightCar and airports argue over what’s innovation and what’s just cheating

Samantha Shankman, Skift

FlightCar likens itself to other sharing economy companies by arguing that there are no regulations for its new business model. But it really isn't complicated at all: It is a business, and there are rules about businesses operating at airports.

6 years ago

Rental car loophole enables companies to rent and sell recalled vehicles

Andrew Miga, Associated Press

It's amazing that unscrupulous operators can get away with renting or selling recalled vehicles.

6 years ago

What a $24 billion car rental market means to the U.S. travel economy

What a $24 billion car rental market means to the U.S. travel economy

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Car rental companies don’t often air the details of market reach and regulatory issues, making Enterprise’s comments a broad but interesting overview of an industry that remains unaffected by the growing number of startups trying to disrupt it.

6 years ago