Car Rental News For December 2008

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29/12/2008 – Rail travellers told to expect disruptions
Passengers have been warned about disruptions as track improvement and signalling work begins.

25/12/2008 – Children follow Santa around the world online
Millions will be able to watch Santa’s progress online and on their mobile phones.

22/12/2008 – Dollar Thrifty to contribute to employee retirement plan
The rental car company has reversed its earlier stand in order to help employees in the difficult economic climate.

18/12/2008 – Hertz launches car sharing in three cities
The rental car company officially opened its new car sharing business in London, New York and Paris on Tuesday.

15/12/2008 – Hertz increases emphasis on car sharing
Rental car company Hertz is looking to the car sharing market to balance out the decline in traditional rentals.

11/12/2008 – RNLI extends contract with Europcar
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has extended its car rental contract with Europcar for three more years.

08/12/2008 – New car sales plummeting in western Europe
In November, new car registrations in the UK were at their lowest levels in 28 years, signalling a sharp drop in sales.

04/12/2008 – Online travel sites report decline in traffic
The public is flying less in the current economy and spending less time scouting deals on Internet travel sites.

01/12/2008 – Luxury sports car rental in Singapore
A businessman from Russia has opened the island nation’s first luxury sports car rental operation.

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