Cars

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL: Hotel chain partners with Uber to expand U.S. Bonvoy loyalty program

Marriott International has announced that members on its Bonvoy loyalty program can now earn points via Uber, in an effort to diversify the hotel brand's loyalty offering amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the partnership, Bonvoy members can earn points toward free nights at Marriott properties, including home rentals, by ordering food delivery via Uber Eats or requesting select Uber rides. The perk is available in the United States, and those who sign up and have at least one qualifying transaction by May 31 will get 2,000 Bonvoy bonus points.
United States of America
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Hotel
Marriott
Uber
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Leisure

EUROPCAR: Car hire provider closes some regional branches in South Africa

Car hire provider Europcar has announced that due to the impact of COVID-19 on the travel and tourism sector and the resulting reduction in demand, a number of smaller regional branches within South Africa have been closed. A complete summary of the branches that are remaining open in the country, along with their operating hours, can be found on Europcar's website.
South Africa
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Europcar
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Leisure

AVIS: AVIS Australia implements Safety Pledge

Strict cleaning and safety protocols have been introduced by AVIS Australia including minimum-contact vehicle pick-ups, deep cleaning and sanitation of rental cars, plus staff training to ensure greater safety when hiring a car.
Australia
Car
AVIS
Business

BUDGET RENT A CAR: Budget implements Worry-Free Promise

Budget Rent a Car in Australia has introduced their Worry-Free Promise. Incorporating minimum contact vehicle pick-ups, deep cleaning and sanitation of rental cars, plus staff training to ensure greater safety when hiring a car.
Australia
Car
Budget
Business

BIDVEST: South African group's car rental division facing difficulties due to COVID-19

The South African services, trading, and distribution company has said that it may be forced to close or sell its car rental business as it struggles to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bidvest’s car rental business includes car, van, truck and coach hire in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
Botswana
Namibia
South Africa
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