• Hertz offers free car upgrades to new Gold Plus Rewards members

    From now until September 2017, travellers can nab a complimentary vehicle upgrade when hiring cars from Hertz within Australia, simply by joining the chain’s free Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program and then making a reservation with their membership number attached. Upgrades are all one-cla...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 3 Comments

  • Hertz Gold Plus Rewards offers loyalty points, free rental days

    Renting a car on your next business trip isn’t just an easy and convenient way to get around town – for Hertz customers, it’s a rewarding experience too, thanks to the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program. That’s because all Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members can earn poi...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2016 0 Comments

  • Hertz refunds customers falsely accused of damaging rental cars

    Did you hire a car from Hertz in the last few years, only to be hit with a post-rental bill for damages which you thought were already there when you picked up the vehicle? As it turns out, you were right and Hertz was wrong. Wrong to the tune of almost $400,000, according to the Australian Com...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2016 12 Comments

  • Our weekly wrap for frequent flyers and road warriors

    When you’re next jetting about, be sure you’re also earning frequent flyer points on the ground while you sleep – we’ll show you how it’s done with the major hotel chains, how to earn an easy 10,000 bonus points on top with Accor or 50% more with the other chains. A...

    POSTED 22 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • New: use Qantas frequent flyer points for Avis, Budget car hire

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now redeem their points on car hire with Avis and Budget in Australia and New Zealand. Better yet, frequent flyers can also earn points on rentals booked using points – calculated at three Qantas Points per dollar on what you’d have otherwise paid in...

    POSTED 19 May, 2015 1 Comment

  • Uber promo code for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane: $25 discount

    Looking for a promo code for Uber, to get a discount on hiring a private chauffeur-drive car in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and soon Perth, at near taxi prices? Our special Australian Business Traveller promotion code of uberAusBT will give you $25 in credit towards your...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2014 0 Comments

  • Cost of airfares, hotels set to rise in 2014: American Express

    Despite fierce competition on both domestic and international routes, 2014 will see a modest increase to the cost of both flights and hotels, says American Express. The company’s Global Business Travel Forecast 2014 predicts that business class airfares in the Asia Pacific region are tippe...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2013 0 Comments

  • Hertz debuts 'on demand' car hire in Sydney

    Visiting Sydney and need a hire car in a hurry? Hit up Hertz On Demand, a unique service which the car hire colossus launches this week in Sydney. Rather than expecting customers to make their way to a car hire centre, Hertz has 'pre-parked' cars at strategic locations around the Sydne...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 0 Comments

  • New Zealand's oddball "give way" road rules changing this month

    If you're travelling to New Zealand from the end of March, watch out on the roads. The odd Kiwi give way rule at intersections is changing to bring it back into line with the rest of the world from 25 March. It's complicated to explain because the soon-to-be-old NZ rule feels very strange, as ma...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2012 1 Comment

  • Frequent flyer hack: get more airline points from hire car rental

    If you want to maximise your frequent flyer earnings from car rentals, it's worth checking how points are accrued with different companies. Car Hire companies calculate points earnings very differently from how airlines do it. If you're a member of several different airline programs, it's also ...

    POSTED 9 Sep, 2011 0 Comments


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