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August 23, 2017
Eclipse Gazers Flock to Car Rental Counters

Many car rental companies — in the path of the total solar eclipse or nearby — saw an increase in reservations last weekend for travelers coming to view the coast-to-coast solar eclipse. A few operators describe their experience.



Toyota Tests Carsharing Technology with Hawaiian Dealership

When the employee-only pilot testing program concludes, Servco, the distributor of Toyota vehicles in Hawaii, will use Toyota's carsharing technology to launch a new Honolulu-based carshare business by the end of 2017.


Tourico Holidays Partners with Advantage, E-Z Rent-A-Car

Tourico Holidays, a wholesale travel brokerage company, has announced new supplier partnerships with Advantage Rent A Car and E-Z Rent-A-Car. Tourico expands its access to rental car inventory at 85 locations around the U.S.





How to Protect Your Business From Security Threats

Having access to personal identifiable information from their customers, rental companies face security threats externally (cyberattacks) and internally (employee theft). Here are some tips to help rental companies better secure their sensitive data and educate their employees.



DriveShare Offers Peer-to-Peer Platform for Classic, Exotic Cars

Hagerty, a network for people who love cars and collectible vehicles, has acquired Classics&Exotics, a peer-to-peer online marketplace for classic cars. The website has relaunched as DriveShare by Hagerty.





Zipcar Expands to Santa Rosa

Due to a $170K grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Zipcar will administer its carsharing service in Santa Rosa for two years.


LUXnow Launches Luxury Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Platform

Launching initially in South Florida with exotic cars, LUXnow offers a peer-to-peer platform for luxury and exotic carsharing. LUXnow plans to expand to New York in fall 2017.


Honolulu Airport Modifies Rental Car Returns During Construction

The modified route is part of the improvement project to build a new consolidated rental car facility at the airport. Once finished, the five-story car rental facility will house the companies in one location with approximately 4,400 parking stalls.

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