Tag: Revenue Management

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 […]

Chinese Low-cost Airlines Eye Growth Amid Stiff Competition | Aviation International News

Chinese Low-cost Airlines Eye Growth Amid Stiff Competition | Aviation International News

Budget carriers compete with each other through pricing strategy. For instance, Spring Airlines, serving 130 routes with 80 airplanes, offers a promo fare equivalent to $15.50 for its Shanghai-Bangkok route. All of the LCCs target the growing middle class, estimated at 200 million people. Also, they face tough competition from the full-service airlines, as their […]

SeaWorld stock soars 18% as visitors return to its parks | MarketWatch

SeaWorld stock soars 18% as visitors return to its parks | MarketWatch

“The cloud of bad PR still looms, but it’s starting to break as the park continues to invest in assets outside the whales,” said John Poelking, leisure and media analyst at Mintel. “New rides and educational experiences have repositioned SeaWorld as a fun place to go to again, and people appear to be responding 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 […]

This is how airlines price tickets | CNBC

This is how airlines price tickets | CNBC

Many of us this summer will fly off on holiday for a well-deserved break. It’s more than likely that you spent hours on the internet researching flight deals, trying to figure out an airfare pricing system that seems completely random. Fees appear to fluctuate without reason and longer flights aren’t always more expensive than shorter […]

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 […]