Tag: rental car pricing

Renting a Porsche is about to get easier | Quartz

Renting a Porsche is about to get easier | Quartz

You don’t have to own a Porsche to drive one. Since 2012, Porsches have been available to rent on Turo, a company that helps regular car owners arrange rentals of their vehicles, usually for several days. There, Porsches are one of the top-searched cars. This year alone, more than 1,600 Porsches have been added to […]

Will Hertz Global Thrive Under New CFO Jackson’s Leadership? | Nasdaq.com

Will Hertz Global Thrive Under New CFO Jackson’s Leadership? | Nasdaq.com

However, Jackson’s appointment failed to find favor with investors as the stock declined more than 3% in after-market trading on Aug 20, following the news. In fact, Hertz Global’s disappointing price performance is not limited to Aug 20 only. Shares of the company have underperformed its industry on a year-to-date basis. While the stock has […]

App allows you to rent your car to earn cash | WHEC.com

App allows you to rent your car to earn cash | WHEC.com

Would you rent out your own car to a complete stranger to make cash? People are doing this with a car-sharing service called Turo. The service is available in 49 states — New York is the only place in the U.S. where it’s not allowed. Turo is the Airbnb for cars. You list your car on the […]

Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly | The Inquierer

Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly | The Inquierer

Users can rent cars on an hourly basis for as low as $5, though prices vary depending on the make, model, and year of the car and the time of day. The price includes 24/7 roadside assistance and insurance coverage of up to $1 million. A 2010 Mazda 5 in South Philly was available to […]

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

As part of the partnership, Avis will add thousands of vehicles to Lyft’s Express Drive program in North America, making it easier for people to drive for Lyft without owning a car. Lyft drivers will be able to reserve an Avis rental car right from the Lyft app. The service is rolling out in the […]

GUIDE: Hiring a car in Europe – how to get the best deal and not be fleeced | Express.co.uk

GUIDE: Hiring a car in Europe – how to get the best deal and not be fleeced | Express.co.uk

Rental companies charge around £15 a day for an excess waiver policy, compared to iCarhireinsurance.com which offers cover from £2.99 a day in Europe (or £39.99 for annual cover), and can be bought before leaving home, avoiding rental desk stress. The insurer found that travellers who rent cars are still baffled by the pricing structures, […]

Europcar and Avis charge Brits MORE than other nationalities – how to beat the rip-off price hike | The Sun

Europcar and Avis charge Brits MORE than other nationalities – how to beat the rip-off price hike | The Sun

Europcar puts the price difference down to “dynamic pricing [which] means that rates are never static”. Nic McBride, from A Spokesman Said, added: “This is an absolute rip-off, no two ways about it. “Why should someone’s country determine the price they pay for the exact same product? “As for “dynamic pricing” – we conducted multiple […]

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

It’s been revealed that top car rental companies are charging Brits more than other nationalities for car hire. A shocking investigation by The Daily Mail, Mail Online and consumer group A Spokesman Said found that both Avis and Europcar are charging different rates based on nationality. Nic McBride from A Spokesman Said blasted the disparity […]

Report: Hotel and Air Prices Expected to Rise in 2019 | Hotel Business

Report: Hotel and Air Prices Expected to Rise in 2019 | Hotel Business

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) with the support of the Carlson Family […]

Would You Rent Your Car To A Stranger? GM’s Maven Hopes So | Forbes

Would You Rent Your Car To A Stranger? GM’s Maven Hopes So | Forbes

The concept is not new. San Francisco-based Turo offers peer-to-peer car sharing in 5,500 cities worldwide and has about seven million members and 258,000 cars up for rent. “To have a big player like GM invest in the space, gives validation to the work we are doing,” said Steve Webb, Turo’s senior director of communications. […]