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Avis drives into Mongolia

Car rental company Avis has announced the expansion of its Asian network with the opening of Avis Mongolia, through a licensee agreement with Baobab. This move builds on the vast global…

Uber arrives in Cambodia

Uber has started trialling a new service in Cambodia, the Phnom Penh Post reports. A test version of its smartphone app is currently being offered in Phnom Penh, moving the…

Tokyo slashes taxi fares

The starting fare for taxis in Tokyo has been significantly reduced. Previously, passengers were charged JPY730 (approx. US$6.40) for the first kilometre - well above the…

Economy Car Hire becomes Zest

Economy Car Hire, the online car rental search site, has been rebranded as Zest Car Rental. The company, which was founded 16 years ago, has been given a new look to accompany the name,…

Bengaluru buses turn smart

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has recently launched its Intelligent Transport System project. The project, launched by chief minister Siddaramaiah, will provide for…

Thrifty moves into Singapore

Thrifty Car Rental, which is part of the Hertz group, has expanded its network to Singapore with the opening of two downtown locations. The new outlets, located on Ubi Road and…

Coach bookings boom this Easter

UK coach operator National Express has added more than 15,000 extra coach seats to cope with demand for affordable travel this coming Easter weekend.  The UK’s largest coach operator has…

Bangkok cracks down on taxis

Thai authorities have announced a series of measures designed to improve the quality of Bangkok's taxi services. The Bangkok Post reported the country's Transport Minister, Prajin…

Sixt visits Bangalore agents

Sixt Rent-a-Car recently held a roadshow in Bangalore exclusively for the travel trade. The event marked the opening of a representative office in Mumbai for the car rental firm,…

Enjoy Car Hire revamps brand

Enjoy Car Hire has unveiled a new brand and website to reflect its international business. The car hire broker has ‘entered a new era’ with the modernised orange design, which it…

Hertz expands in UAE

In a bid to expand its presence across the UAE, Hertz recently opened a new car rental outlet in Ras Al Khaimah. The move is in line to capitalise on increasing number of tourists…

BC Partners acquires CarTrawler

Private equity firm BC Partners has acquired a majority stake in technology platform CarTrawler. Insight Venture Partners is co-investing in the business with a minority stake while…

Hertz opens DWC outlet

Hertz UAE opened a new car rental location at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC). This is the 19th location of Hertz in the UAE and it will capitalise on…

Vietnam mulls motorbike ban

Vietnam's cities are famed for the thousands of motorcycles that swarm through the streets. But this scene could be about to come to an end, as the country's government considers a…

Yas Express on growth track

The Yas Express and Yas Express Saadiyat shuttle is receiving positive response. The hop-on, hop-off facility has received a total of 37,950 passengers in the last seven months. The…

38 dead in Italy coach crash

At least 38 people have died in a coach crash in southern Italy.  Another 10 people are thought to be injured in the incident near the town of Avellino when the coach fell off a…

Hertz goes smoke-free

Hertz has banned customers from smoking in all its rental cars. The company will advise customers of the new policy at the time of rental, as well as placing non-smoking signs and…

Hertz offers 24/7 car rental

Hertz has announced the global launch of a new service that offers self-service car rental at any time of day or night. Initially available in the US, Europe and Australia, Hertz 24/7…

FCO sends out RWC advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned UK travellers to take extra care on New Zealand's roads during the Rugby World Cup due to its road crash fatality record. The country…

MapmyIndia launches CarPard

MapmyIndia, a GPS navigation service provider in India has collaborated with Qualcomm Incorporated to launch CarPad, a 7-inch navigator packed with features such as in-car entertainment, 3G…

Hertz enters Bangladesh market

The Hertz Corporation, the car rental company has entered the Bangladesh market, by setting shop at two new locations in the business district of Dhaka to cater for leisure and business…

Hertz UAE boosts fleet supply

Hertz UAE has been quick to act in order to provide its customers access to new car models at a time when vehicle stocks worldwide are low as a knock on effect from the March earthquake and…
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