European Travelers Expect Reduction in U.S. Business Travel

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March 21, 2017
Fox Adds Affiliates in Europe, Caribbean

Fox Rent A Car has opened new airport affiliate locations in Malta, Poland, Antigua and Barbuda, and Aruba.

European Travelers Expect Reduction in U.S. Business Travel

According to a poll by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), 47% of European travel professionals expect some reduction in U.S. business travel for their company following President Trump’s executive order on travel.

Hertz Adds Driver Services to Transportation Offerings

Partnering with Blacklane, Hertz Driver Services will offer airport transfers, limousines, and chauffeur services to customers in Europe.

Sixt Expands in Ireland

Sixt has added a new location at Ireland’s Cork Airport and has redesigned its location at Dublin Airport.

BVRLA Publishes Guide for Dealing with Connected Vehicles

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has published a best practice guide to support rental companies when dealing with connected vehicles and how data is being used.

Mex Rent A Car Opens Location in Tuxtla, Mexico

Mex Rent A Car is now offering its car rental services in Tuxtla, located in Mexico’s state of Chiapas in Mexico. Expands Partnerships in Europe, a car rental price comparison site based in Latin America, has announced new partnerships with car rental agencies in Europe.

Hertz Now Open at London Gatwick Airport's North Terminal

Hertz UK has launched its rental service from Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, becoming the only car rental company to have fleet available at the airport's North Terminal.

Uber Drivers Guilty of Using Vehicles for Commercial Use

A Hong Kong court found five Uber drivers guilty of illegally using their vehicles for commercial purposes.

GoCar Provides On-Site Pool Carsharing Vehicles

GoCar, Ireland’s carsharing program, has introduced its dedicated fleet service for parking-less developments in Dublin. The dedicated GoCar will give residents or businesses in a particular building access to an on-site vehicle.

South Korea Launches First Hydrogen Carsharing Program

The city of Gwangju plans to offer South Korea’s first hydrogen carsharing program. There will be 15 hydrogen vehicles available as well as 27 all-electric vehicles.

Enterprise Invests 120,000 Euros to Fight Hunger in Ireland

As part of its Fill Your Tank program, Enterprise Rent-A-Car plans to invest 120,000 euros with Crosscare social support agency in Ireland over the next six years. The program is in collaboration with The Global FoodBanking Network.

February 2017

Chris Brown
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Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

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