On Friday, August 22, the long anticipated #SixtRallye began, where six teams of two, each equipped with a Sixt premium car, began the competition. The teams are driving to 10 European cities, documenting their experiences through posts on social media, explaining the challenges and stories, and collecting insider travel tips. The groups started out from the Sixt HQ in Munich and are visiting Innsbruck, Lugano, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Narbonne, Barcelona, Grenoble, Lausanne, Zurich, before heading back for the last lap to Munich for the closing party on September 2nd.
The teams are currently on their fifth day since departure, marking the halfway point of their journey. On the 22nd of August the Sixt premium cars were given to each group at 12 o’clock where the teams gathered at the Sixt HQ for the Carrera Track Challenge, where a thrilling race between model cars decided the order in which the teams would start.
The famous English proverbial master, G.K. Chesterton, once said, “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” Perhaps poets simply tend to take cheese for granted, or maybe it can be explained by a lack of access, but it is nevertheless troubling to think that cheese—one of the most delectable of earthly pleasures—is somehow missing from our poetry. In order to remedy this situation it is clear that we must consult the muse, be it Camembert, Parmesan, Gruyere, or Burrata, to gain inspiration and pay homage to a creation that makes life that much more enjoyable. Unless you’re vegan. Then you don’t get to enjoy, but hey, no judgments.
While the US mass produces all kinds of bland cheeses to add to your morning omelet, there also exists a growing industry of delicious artisanal cheeses that can hold their own in any international cheese competition. Nowhere is this cheese craze more prevalent than in Wisconsin, more specifically Green County Wisconsin. Read all about: Long live the Cheese: A Drive Through Wisconsin’s Green County
Pullach, 19 August 2014 – Sixt SE, Germany’s largest car rental company and one of the leading international mobility service providers, looks back on a strong first half year 2014. Almost all relevant parameters for revenue and earnings recorded substantial improvements. Consolidated operating revenue for the first six months increased by 8.5% to EUR 760.2 million compared to the same period last year. Total Group revenue climbed 6.0% to EUR 823.8 million. Earnings developed encouragingly with earnings before taxes (EBT) registering a growth of 16.7% to EUR 67.5 million. Based on the good first half year, the Managing Board affirms its previous outlook for the whole of 2014.
Erich Sixt, Chairman of the Managing Board of Sixt SE:
“The first six months have shown that Sixt is in top shape. Our growth is broadly based, with the ongoing expansion abroad remaining the driver for the encouraging growth in revenue. However, we also recorded a solid revenue growth in Germany. We will continue to utilize growth opportunities with resolve but sound judgement to gain further market shares.”
Group performance in the first half of 2014 Read all about: CORPORATE NEWS: Sixt records marked revenue and earnings growth in first six months of 2014
Traveling in a large group of people involves a lot of expenses especially when it comes to transportation. For going long distances, air travel is a possibility if you can afford it. When money is tight traveling by road may be the better option. If the thought of taking a road trip reminds you cramped conditions and little to do, there may be an easy solution for you.
When it comes to road trips, more is not necessarily merrier, especially if you have to be cramped into a tight space for hours at a time. For traveling in large groups, try renting a 12 or 15 passenger van from Hartford branch of Sixt rental. The 12 or 15 passenger van offers comfort and space to the road warrior. By sharing in the costs for the rental and gas, you can save money on traveling expenses and go farther on less. Read all about: Sixt vans in Hartford give you plenty of room and space without having to give up power!
NOTE TO THE EDITORS
Pullach, 12 August 2014 – The EU Commission has investigated six international car hire companies for discriminatory pricing practices against consumers.
In a press release from 11 August 2014 and in a separate letter, the EU Commission has confirmed for Sixt SE that its pricing policies for car hire are in full compliance with the European Union’s consumer protection regulations. Read all about: EU Commission certifies that Sixt’s pricing policies comply with consumer protection laws
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 – Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the signing of a franchise agreement with Walser Automotive Group. Walser will open a Sixt rent a car franchise to service Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as open additional Sixt franchise locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
“Sixt is thrilled to have Walser join the Sixt franchise system. Walser has consistently strived to revolutionize the customer experience they provide in all facets of their business, and is a progressive dealer group with a strong presence in Minnesota for over fifty years. This provides a solid foundation for expansion of the Sixt franchise network into the state,” commented Craig Olson, Executive Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt. “Large dealership groups like Walser are a great fit for the Sixt franchise system, as their core strengths can be leveraged to maximize the potential of the car rental business.”
“We believe that incorporating Sixt’s premium car rental model into our existing portfolio of businesses will be of great benefit to our operations,” commented Paul Walser, CEO of Walser Automotive Group. “Expanding our business into the airport and downtown car rental market is a priority for us and it’s great to be part of a fast-growing franchise system like Sixt. We look forward to growing our network of Sixt locations as the Sixt network expands throughout the US.”
This classic move is as important to know when driving as how to tie your laces. If you go a bit too far down the road and realize you need to double back, what’s the best way to turn around quickly? If there are no side streets or driveways in the vicinity, the best answer is the three point turn.
- Pull over to the right side of the road, signaling your move to the drivers behind you, and making sure there is enough space for them to still get by.
- Stop your Sixt rental car and make sure that there are no more cars on either side of the road, or will not arrive in less than 20 seconds.
- Turn on your left hand signal and turn the steering wheel all the way to the left.
- Drive forward until the front of your car is lined up close to the curb or a parked car on the other side of the road, but don’t touch!
- Put on your right hand signal, switch into reverse and turn the wheel all the way to the right, making sure that there are no other cars that have come up behind you, trying to get by.
- Back up until your car is fully, or mostly (depending on space restrictions or vehicles waiting) straightened out.
- Put your car back into Drive and proceed with your Sixt rental car to your next destination!
What To Do in Las Vegas: Beyond the Strip
You all know Las Vegas. Even if you’ve never been there the city’s reputation precedes it. Casinos, fancy cars, expensive clothes, wild pool parties, and whirlwind marriages. As the saying goes, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But, what about the rest of Last Vegas, beyond the Strip? Las Vegas is a city, after all, where people live, work, and raise their children. The Vegas that you don’t see is very much there, and there’s much more to this city than the enticing Strip. So, whether you’ve been here before and want to discover more of Las Vegas away from the Strip, or are visiting and would like to see what else the city has to offer, Las Vegas doesn’t disappoint. If you want to explore the city and the surrounding areas, the best way to do it is to rent a car in Las Vegas with Sixt to easily see all the sights.
Sixt Spain is very proud to announce the arrival of 3 brand new BMW i3 electric cars!
The BMW i3 will be rented out within the category ILAE and is currently only available in Mallorca.
Customers can drive up to 150km with one battery load and can charge the battery using either a normal household plug (takes up to 8 hours) or a special charging point for electric cars (takes up to 3 to 4 hours depending on the type of plug).
Read all about: BMW i3 now available in Mallorca
Sixt Rent a Car is on the Kiosks in LAX
Sixt is excited about the opening our newest location inside the Los Angeles Airport and we have started letting people know inside the airport that Sixt is here as well. You will be able to see Sixt rent a car on the kiosks inside the airport. Here are some of the photos which you will be able to see from Sixt.
Am I required to take the insurance?
When you rent a car with Sixt you have a range of insurance coverage plans for rental car that will allow you to breathe easy during your travels.
Sixt has a basic insurance policy that comes with each rented vehicle. All Sixt rental cars come with Third Party Liability, which covers bodily injury and property damage, in accordance with the legal requirements of the country of rental.
However, Sixt highly recommends that you put additional insurance on your rental car to save you the worry. You have some options to choose from including the Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).
- The LDW insurance will give you coverage in case of damage or theft of the rental car. If you are able to provide Sixt with the keys and the situation was not the fault of recklessness on behalf of the driver, Sixt will waive your responsibility. In some cases this insurance is included automatically.
- The CDW insurance further reduces the driver’s liability should any damages be incurred on the vehicle. Other insurance options include the Tire and Glass Waiver, which is not included in other insurance plans and covers any damages to the tires or glass on the vehicle.
Sixt is excited to be taking part of the GBTA in Los Angeles
You will be able to find Sixt at booth number 1157 at GBTA Los Angeles.. It will be hard to miss Sixt at this event with several advertisements on display
- A show car in the entrance hall, a luxury Corvette
- An eye-catching electric BMW i3 series
- Other Advertisements located throughout the event
Here are a few photos from the event.
Clam Chowder anyone?
When you travel abroad you will often be asked (especially in countries with illustrious cuisines) if there are any typical dishes from the US. Usually this question is posed a little haughtily, and usually you find yourself mentally sorting through an array of hamburgers, calorie drenched, deep-fried [insert food], or mac and cheese variants to try and find a legitimate, non-stereotypically American dish.
In fact, a traditional American cuisine does exist, and not all of it will make your cholesterol skyrocket just thinking about it. Just like the makeup of America itself, the food has been shaped by influences from immigrant cultures, making for some interesting culinary combinations to excite your taste buds. Depending on the town, city, state, or even region, the same dish might be made in different ways, sometimes even leading to bitter rivalries, such as in 1939 when Maine introduced a bill that would make it illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder.
But, let’s get back to the food. In this chapter we’re all about Clam Chowder. It turns out, there are quite a few types of chowder to be found up and down the East Coast, and each type has its own recipe and history.
Lotus Elise S CR Rentals in Switzerland with Sixt rent a car
Sixt in Switzerland comes up with a new special car for their customers. Their two brand new Lotus Elise S CR are waiting to be released to the roads.
- The orange and toxic green runabouts have 220 PS, only need 4,6 seconds to get from 0 to 100 km/h and have a maximum speed of 234 km/h.
You can rent a Lotus Elise S CR Today in Geneva and Zurich. So if you are looking to rent a sports convertible car, look no further and contact Sixt today!
One-way rental from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle
Taking a road-trip is a fundamental to truly experiencing the United States. The immensity of this country, with its spectacular diverse natural beauty from geological formations to coastlines, makes driving from one sparkling city to another an unforgettable journey. Whether you are traveling for pleasure whilst visiting the west coast, or are planning to relocate up north to Seattle, Sixt has a car rental solution for you. You can simply rent a car from a Sixt office in Los Angeles and drive it all the way up to Seattle, leaving it at the Sixt Seattle office, without having to arrange for it to be sent back. If you are flying into Las Angeles and need a rent a car at the Airport to drive to Seattle then Sixt is your car rental company for this one way road trip!
Driving up the west coast is truly an unbeatable experience. Start your trip out from the City of Angels and head up the coast on the scenic route 1. There’s nothing quite like driving along the sunny Californian coast next to the sparkling ocean. Although you’ll be eager to get on the road, there shouldn’t be any rush, so make sure you take advantage and stop in some of the spectacular locations that dot the west coast.
Read all about: One-way Trip from Los Angeles to Seattle