November Airport Rental Rates Accelerate Downward Trend

In November’s 50-city survey, rate quotes for the top 50 airports were down $3.55, the largest one-month drop since the 50-city survey started in May 2013. The Northeast had the highest average quote at $48.45.


Getaround Raises $24M to Further Expansion

Getaround, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car sharing service, has raised $24 million in Series B financing led by automotive giant Cox Automotive — owner of AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim Auctions.


Sixt Opens Franchise in Philadelphia

Kulp Car Rentals plans to open a new Sixt franchise to serve Philadelphia International Airport and other Sixt franchise locations in Philadelphia.


Car2go Launches Mobile Access App

Car2go North America LLC has launched Mobile Access, an upgraded app feature that allows its car-sharing members to not only search and reserve a car2go vehicle, but also begin their car2go trip via their smartphones.


Zipcar Offers Discounts, Donations with Holiday Campaign

Zipcar will be “zipping” into the holiday season with a new five-week campaign offering donations to local charities and special discounts and deals, including an online Zipcar Shop and Zipcar gift certificates.


Fox Refinance to Retire Debit and Fund Expansion

Fox Rent-A-Car, the fourth largest car rental agency in the U.S., today announced completion of a new four-year $325 million senior credit facility led by Bank of America and a subordinated loan of $20 million provided by Harvest Capital.


Enterprise Adds Baltic States to European Expansion

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has appointed Bioline as its franchise partner in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Currently, the Enterprise brand is available in 29 European countries.


Avis Celebrates Over 50 Years in Bahamas

Avis Car Rental announced the celebration of operating in the Bahamas for more than 50 years. Today, it has four locations on Grand Bahama and Nassau/Paradise Island.


CarTrawler Expands Ground Transportation Options

In 2015, CarTrawler, an online global car rental platform, will be moving beyond car rental to offer a range of ground transportation solutions, including limousines and taxis.


India’s Business Travel Spending to Exceed $28B in 2015

Business travel spending in India is expected to grow 8.6% in 2014 to $62.2 billion and increase another 9.5% in 2015 to $28.6 billion, according to the latest semi-annual “GBTA BTI Outlook — India” report.


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