Italian-style car tour in … Paso Robles? Of course, there’s wine

Noble Horvath

Drivers, start your engines. With many tours and events canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canossa Grand Tours is launching Italian-style car tour in the Paso Robles area during harvest. Four-day luxury road trips, called Grand Tour California, take travelers to Paso’s wineries and California 1. Tours will be offered weekly and are limited to 20 guests and/or 10 cars.



a large green field with trees in the background: Experience wine-growing areas around Paso Robles, Calif., on an Italian-style car rally. (Travel Paso)


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Experience wine-growing areas around Paso Robles, Calif., on an Italian-style car rally. (Travel Paso)

The Grand Tour costs $3,950 per couple per car, offering a safe way to travel in the age of COVID-19. Drivers take their own cars — yes, you can bring your Ferrari or Maserati, or rent one when you arrive — to take off-the-beaten-track vineyard drives, visit with winemakers and eat farm-to-table food along the way.



fireworks in the sky over a body of water: Bruce Munro's Field of Light at Sensorio, a field in Paso Robles, Calif. (Serena Munro / From Bruce Munro)


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Bruce Munro’s Field of Light at Sensorio,

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Flysio Ltd. has made traveling much easier by enabling travelers to find the best deals related to hotels, flights, and car rentals

Noble Horvath
Flysio Ltd. has made traveling much easier by enabling travelers to find the best deals related to hotels, flights, and car rentals

Flysio is a new platform that searches across hundreds of booking websites to find the best deals for cheap flights, hotels, car rentals, and much more!

London, United Kingdom – Flysio Ltd. is a new travel technology company that serves as a metasearch portal that searches across hundreds of websites to find the best deals in flights and hotels for its customers. This platform enables travel enthusiasts to look up for cheap flights and manage hotel booking comfortably with only a few finger taps!

COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disastrous impact on the tourism industry. With social distancing in effect, people were forced to quarantine in their homes, and traveling was banned around the globe. However, as the epidemic has lost its former intensity, life is back to normal in a lot of countries. A lot of researchers are surmising that the tourism industry in the post-COVID era will break

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More jobs in jeopardy at Ford airport due to plunging business; car rentals hurt

Noble Horvath

Avis Budget Group says airport furloughs will continue indefinitely due to the pandemic; conditions have not improved “to the degree we had hoped.’’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A drop in air travel is bringing more bad news for people with jobs tied to Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Avis Budget Car Rental recently announced that 19 employees at Ford airport will have furloughs extended indefinitely. 

Nearly 160 workers in support positions at the airport, ranging from baggage handlers to car shuttlers to food workers, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RELATED: Ford airport loses 55 jobs due to economic impact of coronavirus on travel

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has also reduced staff through separations, retirements and resignations. 

Avis Budget Group says Grand Rapids employees placed on furlough during the spring will have those furloughs extended. 

In all, 51 Avis employees working at seven Michigan airports, including

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The Best Maryland Car Insurance Companies 2020

Noble Horvath

According to the Department of Transportation, there are 4,407,973 licensed drivers in the state of Maryland, all of different ages and backgrounds. No matter who you are, if you own and drive a vehicle in Maryland, it’s important to have the best cheap car insurance Maryland coverage to keep you protected while you’re on the road, without putting a dent in your wallet.



a view of a city: aerial view of Maryland coast


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aerial view of Maryland coast

When shopping for a Maryland auto insurance provider, remember that there are a variety of factors that will influence your rate quotes:

  • Personal details, such as age, marital status and employment
  • The make and model of your vehicle
  • Your driving history, including accidents and traffic violations

The top Maryland auto insurance companies

Accidents can occur at any time, which is why finding the right insurance provider is all about getting the best car insurance in Maryland for the lowest

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Car Rental Market 2020 – 2024: Post-Pandemic Industry Planning Structure | Technavio

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The car rental market is expected to grow by USD 103.75 billion during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the car rental market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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The car rental market will witness Negative and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to Increase as compared to 2019.

Enterprises will go through Response, Recovery and Renew phases. Download free report sample

With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses will go through response, recovery and renew phases. Building

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Car Rental Insurance Market Latest Trends, Demands, Size

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Car Rental Insurance

(September 2020) SMI presents an updated and Latest Study on “Car Rental Insurance Market” report 2020-2027 provides an in-depth study of the market competitive situation, product scope, market overview, opportunities, driving force, and market risks. The report contains market predictions related to market size, revenue, production, CAGR, Consumption, gross margin, price, and other substantial factors. While emphasizing the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also offers a complete study of the future trends and developments of the market. Competitive analysis provides a clear idea about the strategies used by the major players in the market which boosts their penetration in the market.

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Car Rental Co. At Newark, JFK Airports Accused Of ‘Shady’ Tactics

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NEWARK, NJ — A discount car rental company operating out of Newark and John F. Kennedy airports has agreed to pay $80,000 in penalties after it allegedly used “shady tactics” to rip off its customers, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Drivo Rent-A-Car has also agreed to enter binding arbitration to resolve consumer complaints and change its policies and practices, according to a joint statement from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs.

Prosecutors alleged that the company violated New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act in the following ways:

  • not accurately disclosing in its rental agreement all charges a consumer would have to pay if a rental vehicle was damaged
  • altering vehicle inspection records to falsely suggest consumers acknowledged damage to rental vehicles
  • falsifying accident or incident reports
  • billing different consumers for the same damage to the same rental vehicle
  • failing to disclose to existing damage on a rental vehicle to
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Rental Car Company to Pay $80K in Penalties, Implement Reforms Over Fraud Allegations

Noble Horvath

A discount car rental company operating out of Newark and JFK Airports has agreed to pay $80,000 in penalties, enter binding arbitration to resolve consumer complaints and change its policies and practices following New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs’ investigation into alleged fraudulent activity.

A consent order with Drivo LLC d/b/a Drivo Rent-A-Car resolves the division’s allegations that Drivo violated New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act (CFA).

The alleged violations include:

  • not accurately disclosing in its rental agreement all charges a consumer would have to pay if a rental vehicle was damaged;
  • altering vehicle inspection records to falsely suggest consumers acknowledged damage to rental vehicles;
  • falsifying accident or incident reports;
  • billing different consumers for the same damage to the same rental vehicle;
  • failing to disclose existing damage on a rental vehicle to the consumer;
  • posting deceptive and misleading online advertisements and statements; and
  • failing
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When Car Rental Demands Overtook Air Travel Bookings | Travelers Say Rental Cars Safest Form of Transportation Amid COVID-19

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Data Bridge Market Research published a new report, titled, Car Rental Market Growth, Trends, Opportunities and COVID-19 Impacts“. Car Rental is the most promising market research report which has been framed in the way foreseen. The report is generated based on the market type, size of the organization, availability on-premises, the end-users’ organization type, and the availability in areas such as North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa. All statistical and numerical data is interpreted in this market report with the use of established and advanced tools such as SWOT analysis and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis. A large scale Car Rental market report helps uncover the general market conditions and tendencies.… Read More

Discount car rental company accused of cheating customers agrees to $80K in penalties

Noble Horvath

A discount car rental company accused by the state Office of the Attorney General of lying to and misleading customers agreed to pay $80,000 in penalties.

Drivo Rent-A-Car, which operates out of Newark Liberty International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, billed different consumers for the same damage to the same rental vehicle, falsified accident reports and failed to disclose to existing damage rentals, among other allegations, the state attorney general said.

“Companies that employ shady tactics to unfairly profit from their customers will be held accountable,” Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said in a statement. “We want drivers of rental cars in New Jersey to be confident that they aren’t being taken for a ride.”

Drivo agreed to pay $44,524.87 in civil penalties, $2,677.88 in restitution to consumers, $9,535.25 in investigative costs and $23,262 in the state’s attorneys’ fees.

It didn’t immediately respond to a request

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