Articles tagged “enterprise”

Enterprise Takes a Small Step Toward Driverless Rental Cars

Enterprise Takes a Small Step Toward Driverless Rental Cars

Mark Bergen and David Welch, Bloomberg

Self-driving cars are coming faster than many people think, and Enterprise is smart to try and make this trend work for the company as early as possible.

1 month ago

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We're having a moment. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, travel companies are abandoning the National Rifle Association and its assault rifle advocacy. History would tell us that no substantial reforms will come out of this. But perhaps student and corporate pressure will make things different this time.

5 months ago

Wyndham and Car Rental Companies Cut Ties With National Rifle Association

Wyndham and Car Rental Companies Cut Ties With National Rifle Association

Polly Mosendz , Bloomberg

Kudos to Wyndham, Best Western, Hertz and Enterprise for taking action to end ties with the National Rifle Association. We expect to be able to add more names to the list in coming days.

5 months ago

Peek Acquires Zozi’s Assets in Further Consolidation of Tours and Activities Tech Sector

Peek Acquires Zozi’s Assets in Further Consolidation of Tours and Activities Tech Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The market for software to tour merchants is fragmented without a single clear leader. Yet Peek now has an advantageous position, thanks to the acquisition of the assets of one of its chief rivals.

1 year ago

Founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Dies at 94

Founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Dies at 94

Associated Press

A real notable accomplishment: Enterprise made a name for itself as a rental car company that you didn't dread using, one that didn't hit you with fees until it hertz.

2 years ago

Why Car Rental Giants Are Learning Lessons From Airlines

Why Car Rental Giants Are Learning Lessons From Airlines

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Companies like Avis Budget and Hertz are looking for leadership from the same people that helped return U.S. airlines to profitability, as ride sharing services drive prices down in the traditional car rental ecosystem.

2 years ago

4 Charts Showing Car Rental Companies’ Growth in 2015

4 Charts Showing Car Rental Companies’ Growth in 2015

Dan Peltier, Skift

Rental car companies saw improvements in revenue and fleet sizes during 2015 and probably feel optimistic about the U.S. economy's continued recovery and increased American travel projected for this year. But they should hold off on celebrating until they demonstrate how they'll make renting cars easier and more mobile friendly in a world where Uber is a frequent alternative to rentals.

3 years ago

Europcar’s CEO Says Europe’s Rental Car Market Is About to Consolidate

Europcar’s CEO Says Europe’s Rental Car Market Is About to Consolidate

Ruth David, Bloomberg

We know it's not all about us, but we've found the consolidation in the U.S. to be incredibly boring. We hope Eukopcar's CEO is totally wrong (even though he's probably right).

3 years ago

Enterprise’s Ride-Sharing Service Zimride Closes Part of Its Business

Enterprise’s Ride-Sharing Service Zimride Closes Part of Its Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

One can expect more such ride-sharing retrenchments as on-demand car services flex their apps.

3 years ago

EHi Car Services, Enterprise’s Best Buddy in China, Files for U.S. IPO

EHi Car Services, Enterprise’s Best Buddy in China, Files for U.S. IPO

Leslie Picker Fox Hu , Bloomberg

eHi is Enterprise Rent-A-Car's exclusive strategic partner in China, and eHi is a preferred business partner of Chinese online travel agency Ctrip, which led a more than $100 million equity investment in eHi earlier this year. Now eHi intends to raise a lot more money through an IPO.

4 years ago

How the 5 Most Active Ground Transport Companies React on Twitter

How the 5 Most Active Ground Transport Companies React on Twitter

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Rental cars, trains, and taxis are present for their customers on social, but it needs to step up the pace.

4 years ago

Car Rental Brands’ Reputations Took Substantial Hit in 2014

Car Rental Brands’ Reputations Took Substantial Hit in 2014

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Major car rental companies have implemented rate hikes over the last year. That may be a contributing factor in leisure travelers growing unease with their heretofore favorite big brands.

4 years ago