The Rental Vehicle Association of New Zealand says changes to freedom camping regulations are causing concern in the industry.
THL will soon open a new permanent branch at Auckland’s Māngere at a site currently occupied by Villa Maria’s Auckland operations.
A new ‘chill zone’ at Go Rentals’ headquarters has been established to help employees take a breather and support their mental health.
Around 1,800 staff will receive $1,000 worth of shares or equivalent as the operator returns to profitability.
Enterprise Holdings is investing more than $20m to add 500 new vehicles to New Zealand’s rental fleet.
Kiwi drivers who get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle end up being less stressed during their journeys, according to a study commissioned by Avis and conducted by YouGov Research.
The sector will only be able to add around 15k vehicles this year, leaving many unable to rent the car they want.
Europcar is adding more electric vehicle chargers to its network to enable the company to accelerate its EV offerings.
GO Rentals has been awarded Canstar’s Most Satisfied Customers, Hire Cars Award Winner for 2023.
It will be a big comeback for the operator, which struggled through the pandemic but is now preparing for significant growth.
Former Ngāi Tahu Tourism chief executive and ex-board member for Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Quinton Hall, has joined Jucy as an independent director.
The government’s changes to the Clean Car programme could have a negative impact on the country’s rental fleet, according to one industry association.
GO Rentals is offering its staff health checks to help support their mental wellbeing.
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SIXT New Zealand has struck a partnership with Olympic snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and World Cup alpine ski racer Piera Hudson in a winter campaign launching next month.
GO Rentals is expanding its electric vehicle rental options with the BYD ATTO 3 joining the fleet.
KPMG was engaged to scope interest in the youth and adventure-focused coach business.
Avis has signed a sponsorship deal with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for a three-year partnership.
Tourism Holdings Limited expects an underlying net profit after tax to exceed $75m for FY23.
THL has completed the sale and leaseback of Apollo’s properties in Canada for a total purchase price of CAD$51m (NZ$59.7m).
Jucy Group’s $50m acquisition of the Star RV premium motorhome brand could double the operator’s annual revenue in the near term, says the company’s chief executive.
Europcar NZ has added the Tesla Model Y to its vehicle fleet, bolstering the company’s electric vehicle offerings.
The deal marked a number of firsts for takeovers, according to THL’s legal advisers.
THL and its controlled entities now hold all of Apollo’s shares, and it has also completed the divestment of assets to Jucy, required under the deal.
GO Rentals has claimed a New Zealand first for being the only car rental business to achieve Toitū net Carbonzero certification.
Both THL and Apollo’s executives have all been retained in the new merged entity, albeit some with changed roles or reporting lines.
Apollo’s CEO will be in charge of finding further M&A, as THL casts an eye over executive role duplication.
Tourism Holdings Limited and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have secured the last legal approval required for their merger.
Car rental and subscription provider SIXT is opening a new location at Dunedin Airport on 15 November.
Tourism Holdings Limited expects its New Zealand tourism division to return positive earnings this fiscal year after two years of losses.
Jucy is conducting a brand refresh across its vehicle rental fleet, including a name change from Jucy Rentals to Jucy, and a new design for its vehicle fleet that features the tagline ‘find your happy’.
Earlier guidance from August 2022 expected net profit to range between $17m – $30.2m.
A new rental car kiosk has opened at Nelson Airport today, replacing the former portacabins.
THL bought a 49% stake in the business in 2015 for £1.74m (NZ$3.96m) when the company had 130 motorhomes.
GO Rentals is adding nine Tesla Model Y electric vehicles to its fleet and says it is the first rental car provider in New Zealand to offer the EVs for hire.
The campervan company says the deal will lead to new jobs and increase its locations across Australasia.
“We now have much greater confidence that the merger will proceed,” says Tourism Holdings chair Cathy Quin.
Thursday’s decision from Australia’s competition watchdog could mark the start of a new phase for the operator.
Tourism Holdings and Apollo clear the first of two competition hurdles with the deal now dependent largely on Australia’s watchdog.
The operators will sell 310 of Apollo’s motorhomes in NZ and Australia to secure merger approval, with a ComCom decision expected today.
Europcar New Zealand has obtained exclusive rights to add the new BYD ATTO 3 EV to its airport-based rental fleets in Auckland, Wellington, and soon Christchurch.
Tourism Holdings and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have offered a court-enforceable undertaking to sell most of the latter’s Australian fleet, says the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
CEO Grant Webster calls on the government to invest more in Tourism New Zealand.
The operator plans to buy 1,000 new vehicles to meet expected demand, which is returning much faster than expected.
GO Rentals has secured a franchise deal with global firm Enterprise Holdings to operate three car rental brands across New Zealand, replacing former franchisee Redspot.
Tourism Holdings Limited and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have agreed to extend the final date for a proposed merger deal to 15 October.
GO Rentals has been voted New Zealand’s favourite car hire provider for the third time in a survey conducted by Canstar.
Australian PE firms Next Capital and H&G are being lined up in a deal, which will see Jucy Rentals re-enter the motorhome market.
GO Rentals has taken over the operations of Waiheke Auto Rentals and Waiheke Rental Cars to launch on Waiheke Island.
Avis has added almost 100 vehicles, including the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Hyundai Kona to its Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch fleets.