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, without being limited by office hours.
Travelfusion, Trenitalia, Renfe, Avis, Isango, Virgin Holidays, Branded3, and EDeal Association all appear in our roundup of the travel tech snippets for 23 November.
PitchUp extends into the Emerald Isle, Avis maxes up for web performance, Travora unveils mobile ad network, BudgetPlaces re-jigs site… What else is going on in the world of travel tech…
Semantic web and its impact on travel was the focus of the opening session of the OpenTravel Advisory Forum in sunny Miami
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.
I was thinking that a common subtext in the online travel agencies’ discussions about their third-quarter financial results was the pressures on the car rental [or car hire, to some] industry.
Major car rental firms, feeling the pinch from the rollback in their bread-and-butter corporate travel, have substantially reduced their fleets and raised car-rental prices.
Consumers are wondering why car-rental prices have gone through the sun roof during a recession.