Getaround Looks for Buyer as Demand Declines

Peer-to-peer carsharing app Getaround is is actively looking for a buyer as the demand for rentals has plummeted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Bloomberg reports. The company, which says it has over 5 million users, has been previously valued at over $1 billion by investors. As global travel has fallen, Getaround

DriveItAway App Announces ‘Touchless’ Delivered Car Rental with Purchase Option

The program offers a fully in-app rental with an option to purchase, where any dealer can offer a customer the ability to choose any used vehicle in inventory. Photo via Depositphotos. DriveItAway has adapted its app-based platform to meet the challenges car dealers and consumers face in the current coronavirus environment.

Hertz Provides Free Rentals to NYC Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers can reserve a vehicle at 19 New York City-area Hertz locations so they can continue providing critical care to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo via DFID/Flickr. Hertz today announced that it will provide free rentals to New York City healthcare workers through April 30. Beginning today, healthcare workers can reserve a

Covid-19: Consumers may prefer own cars over public transport

According to a report by Kotak, car buyers could choose private cars over public transport due to the virus fears. The study looks at the impact of the SARS virus on consumers after its outbreak in China between November 2002 and July 2003. Due to the outbreak, China’s economic growth

Budget Costa Rica to Close Half of its Locations Temporarily

Budget Costa Rica is donating the use of 40 chauffeured vehicles for two weeks to the Costa Rican mail service and Ministry of Health to deliver medicine. Photo via Budget. Budget Costa Rica announced in a statement that it will close half of its locations temporarily due to the Coronavirus

Covid-19: Isuzu Malaysia halts operations till April 14

Isuzu Malaysia has announced that its business operations will be suspended until April 14, 2020, in line with the government’s plans to extend the movement control order (MCO). This covers areas of sales and aftersales operations, but based on a statement it released on its website, normal operations are to

Lyft Suspends Rentals

Photo by Chris Brown. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Lyft is temporarily closing all of the Lyft Rentals locations in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. "We're closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials, and look forward to serving you at

COVID-19 Shows Musk And Trump Have More In Common Than Most Think

If one downplayed the novel coronavirus and hoped chloroquine works against it, the other did the same. Consistency is probably the most underrated quality in the modern world. Many either do not know it or choose to ignore it. Take the COVID-19 outbreak as an example. If a celebrity some

CRX Forgoes Commissions

Photo via Depositphotos. As of tomorrow, CRX Booking will not be charging commissions for any reservation booked through the CRX website. Agencies will be free of commission until April 30.  After April 30, the company will assess the COVID-19 situation as it relates to travel. "During these difficult times, we at CRX want you

Uber, Ola Suspend Operations in Delhi

The lockdown will last unitl March 31. Photo via Depositphotos.  Ride-hailing groups Uber and Ola will be temporarily suspending their services in Delhi, as the government announced a state-wide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. According to NDTV, the Delhi government has announced a lockdown until March 31