Guide to Driving In Ireland

Renting and driving a car in Ireland can be a rewarding and safe experience if you are familiar with local laws.

To rent a car expect to be asked for your regular driving license.

You will be driving on the left hand side of the road. This means you’ll need to get comfortable using the gear shift with the opposite hand and learn to make right turns into traffic. You will also need to adjust which mirrors you use. It is a good idea to drive around a parking lot to get your bearings.

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Avis And Budget Car Rental Introduce Portable WiFi Units In 12 European Countries

Avis Budget Group have announced the introduction of a new service for their customers traveling to or within Europe.

Renters are now able to add Mobile Wifi units to their car hire bookings in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

These units are roughly the size of a deck of playing cards - actually, about the size of a credit card and the thickness of an iPhone so can be comfortably carried in a pocket or handbag. The usage allowance included in the daily rental price is 1GB per day and the download speed is 21.6Mbps which facilitates video conferencing according to Avis.

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Sixt Car Rental Expands In The US

Sixt, among the oldest car rental companies having had its start in 1912, is making the move to North America. Sixt along with its franchises and partners successfully operates in more than 100 countries with over 1,000 locations.

Based in Germany, Sixt began its American expansion in Miami and has since opened locations in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Florida, Atlanta Georgia, Seattle Washington, Phoenix Arizona, Las Vegas Nevada, Hartford and West Haven in Connecticut, Charlotte North Carolina, Myrtle Beach South Carolina and Springfield Massachusetts.

The move into the American market is part of Sixt’s long term plan for global expansion.  Now that Sixt has a strong hold in the European market and is widely recognized in South America and China as well as Australia and South Africa, it can count on name recognition and business from international travelers. With a focus on airport locations, Sixt is actively looking to open franchises in the United States and Canada. By relying on the local business owner, franchises will allow Sixt to successfully operate in many smaller locations in the U.S.

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Hertz Launches Firefly Brand In The US

Firefly is a car rental brand owned by Hertz with a focus on the budget conscious consumer. Hertz was temporarily out of this sector after selling Advantage Rent-A-Car in 2012. Hertz will use Firefly to fill this void and provide consumers with a more affordable option in car rentals. Firefly will compete with other budget car rental brands including Avis’s Payless, Fox Rent-A-Car, and Advantage.

Firefly debuted earlier this year in Europe (currently operating 40 European locations in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy)  and is now working to open twenty locations in US cities.

Firefly opened in Orlando this September followed by locations at select airports including Denver, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Tampa. Firefly is slated to open their Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Cancun locations in December, followed by West Palm Beach in January. Firefly’s website provides comprehensive directions for locating their offices from each  of these airports.

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A Life Dedicated To The World And To Business

Regine Sixt receives ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the World Award 2013’ for her outstanding services.

Munich/Marrakesh, October 4, 2013 – At this year’s conference of the women’s entrepreneur association FCEM in Marrakesh, businesswoman Regine Sixt was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the World Award 2013’. The World Association of Women Entrepreneurs uses the award annually to honor outstanding achievements by women in business.

Together with her husband, Regine Sixt has built up the  Sixt company into what it is today: the leading German car rental business and one of the world’s largest international mobility providers. At Sixt S.E. she is responsible for international marketing, and has been part of initiating the group’s ongoing global expansion in 105 countries. She is involved with 42 projects worldwide, helping for children who are ill and needy through the Regine Sixt children’s foundation, Drying Little Tears, of which she is Chairwoman. She is also active in numerous other charity organizations. She is the honorary consul general of Barbados to Germany, and bears the title Senator h.c. der mittelständischen Industrie, or Honorary Senator for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.

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Avis Budget Group Honors Budget Jordan As Outstanding Licensee

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-- Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) announced that it has honored Budget Jordan as the Budget Licensee of the Year for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in recognition of its commitment to the Budget brand and to serving value-conscious travelers with outstanding products and services.

Budget Jordan is independently owned and operated by Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA) which took over the Budget franchise in Jordan in May, 2012, and in one year's time, transformed the brand into a leading car rental provider. CTA rapidly expanded the fleet and grew the Budget network to serve the rental needs of business and leisure travelers at five conveniently located facilities, including one at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

"CTA has raised Budget's profile in Jordan to compete alongside rental agencies that have operated in the country for more than 20 years," said Larry De Shon, president, EMEA, Avis Budget Group. "We applaud their hard work and dedication and are confident that they will continue to help us strategically accelerate growth in Jordan."

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Enterprise Hiring 8,500 College Grads In Coming Year And 1,500 Interns

“Promote from Within” Philosophy Drives Continuing Need for Thousands of New Management Trainees and Interns

ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2013) – Enterprise Holdingsplans to hire thousands of college-educated, career-oriented men and women in the coming year. The company will hire nearly 8,500 college graduates and more than 1,500 interns into its Enterprise Rent-A-Car Management Training program and Management Internship program, respectively. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,200 airport and neighborhood locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

In addition, other full-time time opportunities such as positions in information technology, accounting, administration and support roles, are also available through the company at both regional offices and at the corporate offices in St. Louis, Mo. Overall, Enterprise Holdings will hire more than 11,000 full-time employees this year, including its 8,500 new management trainees.

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Avis Invites Customers To Get Behind The Wheel Of New 2014 Fleet

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Car Rental today unveiled its model-year 2014 vehicle roster, which will soon be available at Avis locations across the United States.

"We take great pride in operating a young fleet that is structured to meet the various rental needs of travelers and those in need of temporary ground transportation. In fact, it's part of our commitment to 'put the customer first,'" said Tom Gartland, president, North America. "We're pleased to unveil our 2014 fleet and look forward to serving renters at Avis local market locations and airport destinations across the country."

The Avis 2014 lineup features new Chevrolet, Kia, Infiniti, Subaru and Volkswagen vehicles as well as makes and models from other automobile manufacturers, including:

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Hertz Introduces The All-Electric Tesla Model S To Expanding U.S. Dream Cars

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use airport car rental brand, today announced the expansion of its Dream Cars with the introduction of the all-electric Tesla Model S in the U.S. With the expansion, consumers in select markets are now able to rent both the Tesla Model S and Tesla Roadster, along with a variety of other high-end performance vehicles, from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche and Mercedes Benz, offered in Hertz's Dream Cars, a line of ultra-high-end performance vehicles that redefine the premium car rental experience.

"Customer and industry support for Hertz's Dream Cars has been overwhelming, so adding the Tesla Model S to the already outstanding fleet was an easy choice," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "The ability to offer a truly unique driving experience to Hertz customers is a thrill, and the addition of this vehicle shows the passion we have in offering the best and most diverse fleet to our customers."

The Tesla Model S will be available in California – at San Francisco and Los Angeles airports -- and are the 85kWh model, capable of 265 miles on one charge. The all electric, zero emissions car can go 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The Tesla Model S is the world's first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. At the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world's best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan. The Tesla Model S was named Motor Trend's 2013 Car of the Year [R] and received Consumer Reports highest score ever given to a car as well as NHTSA's 5-star safety rating.

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Ibiza Airport and Car Hire Guide

Ibiza Airport (IBZ) is the airport used by almost all visitors to the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. The Ibiza Airport, Aeroport d’Eivissa, is small with only one terminal but does service a little over 5.5 million passengers each year. All parts of the terminal are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Most passengers use this airport during the tourist season running from May to September, but there are flights that operate year round to Barcelona, Madrid, and Palma de Mallorca. Ibiza is part of the Balearic Islands and IBZ does operate inter-island flights.

Renting a car at the Ibiza Airport should be easy. All rental desks are located in the terminal on the ground floor. Companies located on airport at Ibiza Airport are:

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