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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of Feb. 1, 2016

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | February 01, 2016

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of Feb. 1, 2016

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Demand Rising for Luxury Cars at Super Bowl 50
There are plenty of luxury and exotic car rental options in Santa Clara, California, for Super Bowl 50, and companies like Beverly Hills Rent A Car are reporting boosts in sales already as the NFL’s biggest game approaches.

Uber Stepping Up in Bay Area for Super Bowl 50
The celebrations for the Super Bowl will overtake Santa Clara, and Uber is embracing for the rush of people on the Bay Area by becoming a Super Bowl Host Committee partner. Visitors to the region are encouraged to user Uber when getting to and from the surrounding festivities.

Enterprise Brands Expand to Luxembourg
Enterprise Holdings announced that the company has opened new Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car franchise locations in Luxembourg. The brands will serve customers from shared locations at Luxembourg Findel Airport, Luxembourg City and Diekirch.

Bidding Process Starts for Honolulu Airport's Car Rental Facility
The bidding process has started by the Hawaii State Department of Transportation to find a builder that will construct the planned $10 million-plus consolidated car rental facility at Honolulu International Airport.


Ride-sharing service Lyft has officially teamed with GPS-based navigation app Waze to upgrade the mapping and navigation technology used by Lyft drivers and passengers. This should help travelers save money when using the ride-sharing app.

Avis Budget Group announced it will report fourth quarter and full-year 2015 results on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and then will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the Industry Advisory Board of the Global and Travel Tourism Partnership was congratulated by industry insiders for teaching more than 20 million high school and vocational college students about travel during its existence.

Wholesale travel brokerage Tourico Holidays announced a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross revenue from its car rental business for 2015.


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