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Hertz Clear biometric partnership
Hertz enables biometric check-out for car rentals
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | December 13, 2018
Hertz plans to offer fast check-out lanes powered by biometrics at more than 40 airports by the end of next year.    Read More
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Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution
Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2018
Ground transportation of the road variety in the travel industry was once dominated by car rental and highly regulated taxi services. Read More
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research spotlight car demand
Research Spotlight: Changing demands of US car market
By PhocusWire | January 26, 2018
The car rental business is coasting along - for now. Impacting it is softness in business travel demand, which led to just 1% of car rental market growth in 2016. Read More
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Rental brand Hertz enlists Blacklane to power transfer service
Rental brand Hertz enlists Blacklane to power transfer service
By Kevin May | March 14, 2017
Those who thought that traditional car rental brands were competitors to the emerging ride service sector need to think again. In a deal announced at the ITB exhibition in Berlin last week, rental Read More
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How a car rental giant is trying to work with (rather than against) Google
How a car rental giant is trying to work with (rather than against) Google
By Kevin May | February 8, 2016
Google does not currently have a dedicated car rental service (similar to hotels and flights), so providers are forced to rely on tweaking their existing ways of working with it. The fact that car Read More
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Online travel's troika: mobile, data and the customer experience
Online travel's troika: mobile, data and the customer experience
By Pamela Whitby | November 11, 2015
Dara Brady, head of digital experience for Ryanair, shared his insights into how the airline, like all other brands, is trying to play a more active role in the customer journey. NB This is a viewp Read More
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Ryanair axes car hire web agreement, Hertz unhappy over GDS distribution
Ryanair axes car hire web agreement, Hertz unhappy over GDS distribution
By Kevin May | July 2, 2015
Ignition keys at dawn! Ryanair and Hertz have had an almighty falling out - with the car hire giant terminating its web retailing partnership with immediate effect. The European low cost carrier sa Read More
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Hertz launches digital concierge in Ireland
Hertz launches digital concierge in Ireland
By Nick Vivion | February 11, 2015
Hertz has partnered with a local Irish company to create a technology solution for drivers seeking things to do. It's a Web-based concierge called Smart Traveller, and it offers advice on places to ea Read More
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Europcar buys some ingenuity and audacity via Ubeeqo deal
Europcar buys some ingenuity and audacity via Ubeeqo deal
By Martin Cowen | January 19, 2015
Established car hire firms are exposed to the Uber-led global mainstreaming of tech-driven taxi bookings, car-pooling and ride-sharing. Europcar's investment in French start-up Ubeeqo is a sign that t Read More
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Hertz rolls out companion app to facilitate pre-rental trip planning
Hertz rolls out companion app to facilitate pre-rental trip planning
By Nick Vivion | October 15, 2014
Rather than concede to the pervasive mobile mapping app, Hertz has created a companion mobile app product to enhance the utility - and thus perceived value - of its in-car GPS system, NeverLost. Th Read More
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Hertz gives itself a technology upgrade
Hertz gives itself a technology upgrade
By Sean O'Neil | August 27, 2014
Hertz Rent-a-Car, the largest airport general use car rental brand globally, continues to test and adapt technology that would allow it greater flexibility in how it rents its vehicles and sells ancil Read More
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Uber raises $1.2 billion in investment and puts valuation at eye-watering $17 billion
Uber raises $1.2 billion in investment and puts valuation at eye-watering $17 billion
By Kevin May | June 6, 2014
The founders of Uber will indeed be treating themselves this weekend after announcing a mammoth $1.2 billion investment round. The US-based, private car rental service has secured its latest inject Read More
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The SCAN - All new iXiGo, Hertz invests in China Auto Rental and more news
The SCAN - All new iXiGo, Hertz invests in China Auto Rental and more news
By PhocusWire | April 18, 2013
The SCAN - All new iXiGo, Hertz invests in China Auto Rental and more news Read More
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Hertz will equip thousands of its vehicles with Zipcar-style, pay-as-you-go tech
By Sean O'Neil | April 2, 2013
Tens of thousands of Hertz's vehicles will be equipped this year with Zipcar-like technology that will allow customers to reserve cars online or via an app, and immediately pick up or return a car,... Read More
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Avis buys car sharing network Zipcar for $500 million
Avis buys car sharing network Zipcar for $500 million
By Kevin May | January 2, 2013
A significant and sizeable deal in travel to start 2013: Avis Budget Group has splashed out $500 million on vehicle sharing network Zipcar. Read More
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Bloody Hertz - a very unofficial social media campaign
Bloody Hertz - a very unofficial social media campaign
By Kevin May | January 19, 2011
If this is a subtle way of getting people to talk about car rental giant Hertz in social media, then it deserves plenty of praise - we're not so sure though. Read More
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Avis Budget goes after Hertz on Dollar Thrifty merger
Avis Budget goes after Hertz on Dollar Thrifty merger
By Dennis Schaal | September 13, 2010
This is shaping up as a tumultuous month in the U.S.-based car rental business with Hertz and Avis Budget engaged in a bidding war for Dollar Thrifty. Read More
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ExpertFlyer joins Hertz Partner Program
By Dennis Schaal | September 7, 2010
ExpertFlyer joined the Hertz Business Account Program, which gives members up to 20% discounts off car rentals. Read More
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Hertz, Dollar Thrifty gearing up for tech integration in $1.2b merger
Hertz, Dollar Thrifty gearing up for tech integration in $1.2b merger
By Dennis Schaal | April 26, 2010
With Hertz announcing today that it intends to acquire Dollar Thrifty in a $1.2 billion cash-stock deal, the two companies will face some tech-integration pain. Read More
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