Car Hire News

CarTrawler-powered Ryanair Transfers launches across Europe

5th Jan 2018
CarTrawler-powered Ryanair Transfers launches across Europe
Ryanair has launched Ryanair Transfers, a new transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler. The new service will allow customers to book a range of ground transport options, including taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach, and rail services.

Zipcar Flex expands offering to London travellers

3rd Jan 2018
Zipcar Flex expands offering to London travellers
Zipcar has announced that Zipcar Flex, its ‘floating’ car sharing service, is now available to nearly 3.5 million Londoners. Zipcar Flex allows members to spontaneously jump into a car and drive one-way across London, with the ability to drop the car off in one of thousands of spaces within the ‘Zipzone’, which now covers an area of over 235 km2 across London.

Softbank takes large stake in Uber

29th Dec 2017
Softbank takes large stake in Uber
Softbank is set to take a large stake in ride hailing app Uber, expanding its holdings in transportation companies around the globe. The Japanese investment giant led a consortium to take an $8 billion stake in the taxi frim.

Harford joins Uber as chief operating officer

22nd Dec 2017
Harford joins Uber as chief operating officer
Uber has appointed former Orbitz chief executive Barney Harford to the role of chief operating officer, ending a long search. He becomes the second-highest ranking executive at Uber Technologies.

Avis Travel Partner service offered to Chinese visitors to UK

12th Dec 2017
Avis Travel Partner service offered to Chinese visitors to UK
Avis Car Rental UK has expanded its popular Avis Travel Partner service to offer tailored car rental support for Chinese travellers.

Heathrow welcomes latest electric car milestone

8th Dec 2017
Heathrow welcomes latest electric car milestone
Heathrow has reached a key milestone in its pledge to ‘Go Electric’ with the delivery of the 50th electric vehicle to the airport’s fleet.

EU Commission approves Europcar Goldcar acquisition

7th Dec 2017
EU Commission approves Europcar Goldcar acquisition
Europcar Group has announced it has received approval from the EU Commission to acquire Goldcar, Europe’s largest low-cost car rental company.

easyJet launches new car rental website in partnership with HolidayTaxis

24th Nov 2017
easyJet launches new car rental website in partnership with HolidayTaxis
easyJet has launched a new airport transfers booking portal, in partnership with HolidayTaxis Group, making it easier for customers to book the best deals and fastest transfer times to get to and from the airport.

Langlois appointed group human resources director at Europcar

22nd Nov 2017
Langlois appointed group human resources director at Europcar
Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Denis Langlois to the role of group human resources director. Langlois will be responsible for supporting the group’s development, particularly in the recent context of integrating new brands and acquisitions such as Buchbinder.

Europcar expands into nine new markets with new franchise deals

17th Nov 2017
Europcar expands into nine new markets with new franchise deals
Europcar Group has revealed the opening of new franchises in nine countries for its two major brands, Europcar and InterRent, in order to accelerate its international development.
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