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To understand the coronavirus’s effects on business travel, GBTA conducted its fourth lightning...

GBTA Poll: Coronavirus Is Decimating Entire Global Travel Industry

Almost every Global Business Travel Association member company (96%) reports they have canceled and/or suspended all or most international business travel regardless of location. Member poll results included.

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The alliance is asking the European Commission to protect workers during this time.

European Tourism Manifesto Demands Protection for Workers, Businesses

The alliance is advocating for government intervention to protect millions of jobs and small- and medium-size business.

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CRX Forgoes Commissions

CRX Forgoes Commissions

Agencies will be free of commission until April 30.

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Neither company revealed the number of employees to be laid off.

Hertz, Avis Furlough Workers, Cut Pay

Hertz and Avis Budget Group have begun cost-cutting measures as travel demand drops dramatically following the coronavirus pandemic.

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The association attributes this growth in daily rates to the increase in demand from people...

Brazilian Car Rental Industry Grows Volume in 2019

Brazil’s car rental industry grew to a record number of daily rentals in 2019, driven by rentals to drivers for transportation network companies (TNCs).

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The lockdown will last unitl March 31.

Uber, Ola Suspend Operations in Delhi

The State of Delhi announced a lockdown that forbids the use of public transit and taxis.

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According to online statistics, 23.8 million people in India use car rental services.

Indian Car Rental Bookings Decline

While inter-city bookings have suffered, intra-city car rentals have remained stable, as many are choosing to rent cars in lieu of using public transportation.

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CAR has sold some of its assets, including some of its used car fleet, to increase its liquidity...

China Auto Rental Prepares for Business Slump

China Auto Rental Inc. (CAR), China’s largest car rental company, has started selling some of its assets to help survive the economic downturn caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Foreign, Domestic Automakers Suspend Production at North American Factories

Foreign, Domestic Automakers Suspend Production at North American Factories

The shutdowns come to fight the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus after workers at multiple plants tested positive.

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The most painful decisions involve staff, as operators aren’t exactly sure when they’ll be...

Car Rental in Crisis: Prepare for the Rebound

The pandemic will end, and business will roar back. But for now, operators are asking: “When do I close my office? Why are we open right now? How long can I pay 40 people?”

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