Travelocity Launches Online Local Rental Site

SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Travelocity today launched a car rental booking site for the local market and one-way rentals. The site features Travelocity’s TotalPrice feature, which includes taxes and fees in price quotes.

Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Practical, Payless and Thrifty are all listed on Travelocity.

Travelocity also began guaranteeing that the total price that consumers are quoted is within 1% of the price given during the booking process. If it's not, Travelocity will refund the difference back to the consumer.

"Local car rentals are the fastest-growing segment in the rental car industry," said Tracey Weber, vice president of air and car for Travelocity. "More and more travelers are using neighborhood rental car locations to keep mileage low on their vehicles, and the reliance on mass transit in large urban areas has translated into a growing number of city dwellers renting cars for road trips."

A new coding system makes it easier for online shoppers to search for a rental location by address, zip code or nearby attraction. Search results include a new display grid offering the total price and daily rental rate, along with a map highlighting the closest, most relevant location options.

Local and one-way car rental options will also be available on Travelocity Business.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.