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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of April 25, 2016

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | April 25, 2016

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of April 25, 2016

Uber Surpasses Car Rental for Business Travelers
According to Certify and, Uber transactions have surpassed rental cars among American professionals, with the ride-hailing service accounting for 43 percent of ground transportation transactions and rental cars having 40 percent.

National Car Rental Teams with Major League Baseball Teams
In celebration of baseball season, National Car Rental announced that it has signed four new sponsorship agreements designating the company as the official car rental partner of the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox.

Budget Offering One-Way Rental Promotion From Florida
Budget Car Rental is offering a one-way rental promotion from Florida which will allow customers to rent a car in Florida and return it at select locations in the United States, with unlimited mileage and no drop-off fees.

Rail Europe Offering Swiss Discounts for Customers
Rail Europe has announced an offer for travelers in partnership with Switzerland Tourism and Swiss Travel System where customers will be discounted $50 off a booking that includes a 1st class Swiss Travel Pass and a mountaintop excursion.


Enterprise and travel expert Julia Dimon have teamed up to offer travelers suggestions and tips to turn local weekend getaways into vacations people will remember forever.

As part of Amtrak’s Trails and Rails program, the National Park Service has added the New York to Washington, D.C. Saturday morning route to the existing program.

To make using ride-hailing service Lyft easier for business professionals, the company has introduced business profiles with the intent of helping people keep their expenses in an organized manner.

Hertz Global Holdings announced that the company had received top honors in the Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards, presented by the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association.


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