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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of April 5, 2016

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | April 05, 2016

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of April 5, 2016

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Expanding Latin America and Caribbean Presence
Enterprise Holdings Inc. has announced that the company will be expanding the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand’s presence in Latin America and the Caribbean by opening 22 new locations throughout the region.

Lyft Officially Arrives at Sea-Tac Airport
For travelers who use ride-sharing service Lyft, rejoice! The service has officially been approved for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Customers who sign up over the first three weeks will receive $5 off each of their next two rides.

Enterprise Adding Aston Martin’s to Exotic Rental Car Fleet
Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Exotic Car Collection has grown in popularity since its inception, and the company has announced the addition of Aston Martin brand cars to the fleet, including the DB9 and Rapide S sports cars available at select locations throughout the United States.

Tips and Advice for Saving Money on a Rental Car
Renting a vehicle for a vacation can be a headache and a major expense, but a new report from Brittany Jones-Cooper of Yahoo! Breaks down how people can get the most out of their rental for a cheaper price.


For car rental customers traveling from Florida and Arizona to select destinations in the United States, Avis Car Rental has announced discounted one-way rates. The limited-time offer offers customers the chance to rent their vehicle in one place and return it in another, with unlimited mileage and no drop fees.

To enhance the customer service experience, ride-hailing service Uber has improved its app to now include a button for support. Whether you left a jacket in a driver’s car or there is an issue with how much a customer has been charged, the in-app service will help remedy many issues.

Amtrak has announced a new renovation project for the Washington Union Station’s intercity and commuter rail concourse. The new project will add approximately 20,000 square feet of new passenger space.

Enterprise Holdings Inc. announced that vice president of global franchising Peter Smith will be a keynote speaker at the International Car Rental Show on April 19.


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