Amadeus to showcase full Hertz inventory around the world

Breaking Travel News | September 06, 2019

Amadeus has announced a new agreement with the Hertz Corporation to provide travel agencies and travellers around the world access to the car rental company’s full inventory across its Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands.Travel advisors will have at their fingertips, Hertz’s approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.Additionally, Hertz is also the first vehicle rental provider to leverage open technology through XML to offer options and features with more agility.

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T&E is often the largest controllable expense. Although travel has slowed, the T&E slice of the budget is going to return once more. That’s why finance leaders are now taking interest in streamlining expense management. Finance leaders are using innovative ideas to position their organization for success. This blog “What Finance

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T&E is often the largest controllable expense. Although travel has slowed, the T&E slice of the budget is going to return once more. That’s why finance leaders are now taking interest in streamlining expense management. Finance leaders are using innovative ideas to position their organization for success. This blog “What Finance

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