Say Hello to Sixt rental car in San Jose Airport

25 Sep 2014 by Izzi     

With the success of new branches in San Diego and Santa Monica, Sixt have decided to expand throughout the beautiful and exciting state of California and open a new branch at San Jose International Airport. Found within the car rental center on the first floor of the airport, you can easily pick up the keys to your new hire vehicle pretty much as soon as you touch down. Once we’ve handed you the keys to your car rental, you can drive off into sunny San Jose and enjoy the fantastic attractions and unbeatable weather.

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Drei, Zwei, Eins – Prost! Oktoberfest L.A.

24 Sep 2014 by Andy     
Filed under: Los Angeles     Tags: , , , , , ,

It’s that time of the year again, a traditional German Celebration happening every year from late September to early October. Many of you will think of these festival just a poor excuse to have a beer or wine with friends. However, the history of the Oktoberfest is a lot more interesting, and once you know it, you can start to appreciate the tradition a lot better. The Oktoberfest is not a typical commercial event popped up through sponsors or promotions. Instead it is a celebration of the late King Ludwig l and his marriage to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hidburghhausen (in 1810) who renowned the day by inviting the citizens of Munich to join in with the festivities on the fields in front of the city gates to mark the royal event.  Unfortunately, during the World War’s there were no festivities, and it would possibly been thought that the Royal Event would never take place again.

However, to our excitement and joy of the royal event, since 1950 the festival is officially back and even more popular attracting more than 6 million visitors worldwide. The festival opening consists of a parade running through the streets of Munich to the Theresienwiesn. At this parade the waitresses, barmen, landlords of the tents walk towards the festival entrances and into their tents before preparing for the twelve gun salute and the tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. In German we call this “O’zapft is!“ meaning  “It’s Tapped“ marking the official opening and serving of beer.

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#SixtRallye 2014: The Teams Return!

23 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     
Filed under: About Sixt     Tags: , , , ,

The first #SixtRallye has come to a successful end! The six teams returned on Monday with their ​​Sixt vehicles and shared their unique impressions of the six European countries they visited at the Sixt headquarters back in Pullach, near Munich. Their journey took them from the Bavarian capital to Innsbruck, Lugano, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Narbonne, Barcelona, Grenoble, Lausanne, and Zurich.

Along the way they explored the areas and built up a list of insider tips, and published exciting and impressive photos of their travels through various social media channels, as well as on www.sixtrallye.de.

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We made the last three stops going back from Grenoble to the Sixt headquarters in Pullach where the teams completed their final challenge and had the opportunity to share their last impressions of the #SixtRallye and their journey. Read all about: #SixtRallye 2014: The Teams Return!

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#SixtRallye fleet finally arrived in Barcelona

22 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     

After 6 days of the #SixtRallye the black cars of the #SixtRallye fleet finally arrived at their destination between Narbonne and Barcelona. After a drive along the Costa Brava, the teams reached the final stop of the #SixtRallye 2014. After 1,000 miles, the participants of the rally will now head back to the Sixt HQ in Munich.

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Narbonne – Barcelona

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Our new Sixt rent a car branch at Knoxville Airport

18 Sep 2014 by Izzi     

If you’re planning a trip to Knoxville soon then ensure it runs smoothly with a rental car from Sixt, now located in Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport. Our new branch opened just last week in the car rental center in the Airport, and we’re very excited to be expanding into the fantastic state of Tennessee. Whether you’re travelling through Knoxville on business, or for a vacation to this character filled city; a Sixt hire car will guarantee that you see all the city has to offer, and there’s plenty!

Matt Swint via Flickr

Matt Swint via Flickr

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The future is Now

17 Sep 2014 by Andy     

We have caught up with our vision of the future sooner than expected with the all new electric cars racing off the production line. This year we have witnessed BMW throw the electric car industry a bone with the new i3 and i8, thus creating alot of attention from the eco-friendly enthusiasts. Now some would say that would be a huge sterotype, well it is, but, the awesome design on the i3 entices the interest from a much broader demographic. The i3 is not only helping to save the planet but the style and craftmanship that goes into this phenomenon is incredible. If you don’t yet know what the i3 looks like, ponder your eyes over the following picture:

 

BMW i3 Charging

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Out with the Old, in with the New

15 Sep 2014 by Andy     

Our Buckhead location has moved even closer to the action in Buckhead! We are still on Peachtree, near the Piedmont and Peachtree intersection, minutes from Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. But don’t worry – the only thing that has changed about Sixt Buckhead is our location. We are still open 365 days a year from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to meet all of your rental needs.  Here in our Buckhead location, we offer a wide range of cars, from our cool and economical VW beetle, to the sleek and stylish BMW 5 series and Cadillac XTS to name a few.

Driving Directions:

From the South

  • Take 85N
  • Stay left to remain on 85N
  • Take Exit 87, merge onto GA-400
  • Take Exit 2 toward GA-141W
  • Turn left onto Lenox Rd
  • Turn right onto Piedmont Rd
  • Turn right on to Peachtree
  • Sixt will be on your Left

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A Sixt Guide to the San Diego 59-Mile Scenic Drive

11 Sep 2014 by Izzi     

With the many loved attractions that populate San Diego it can be rather difficult to see each one, especially when you’re just on vacation. However, with a Sixt rental car and the cleverly organized San Diego 59-Mile Scenic Drive you can explore each destination easily and without the worry of missing out. This tried-and-tested route allows you to navigate the dispersed nature of San Diego where you’ll hit 30 exciting and unusual locations. The Scenic Drive is perfect for indecisive travelers and those who love to cram as much action as possible into their holidays. The drive itself takes around three hours, but we recommend spreading it out over a few days to ensure you savor each thrilling attraction. You’ll find an in-depth tourist guide here but to celebrate the new opening of our San Diego branches, we’re going to take a look at our favorite spots.

Peasap via Flickr.com

Peasap via Flickr.com

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Zero to Sexy with Sixt rent a car

10 Sep 2014 by Andy     
Filed under: Los Angeles     Tags: , , , ,

If you couldn’t find the Sixt rent a car at LAX airport, you can now! The new billboard is located on Airport Boulevard next to The Renaissance Hotel, you can’t miss it. But before I dwell too deep into my perception of this billboard, it is important to know that when you first arrive in LAX airport, you can simply jump onto the Renaissance Hotel shuttle which will drive you in style (of course) from the airport to the Sixt rent a car branch.

LA Billboard

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A One-Way Trip From Miami to Phoenix

9 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     
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Whether you’re planning on moving across the country, or just want to take a variety-filled road trip and then fly back, a one-way car rental with Sixt is the way to go. The nearly 2,500 mile drive to Phoenix may seem like a long way, but if you make sure you have enough time to stop at some of the great cities, charming towns, and impressive natural sites along the way, you’ll be able to get a unique view of the different states you pass through, the local cultures, and the wonderful landscapes that are sure to make your road trip unforgettable. Probably on the first day of your trip you’re raring to go, but don’t burn yourself out too quickly, you’ve got a long road ahead!

Take your time and make sure you’re not missing anything in Florida before crossing the border into Alabama!

Orlando is not too far from Miami and is a perfect city for a day visit. If you like theme parks, Orlando is home to some of the best in the country, such as Disney World. However, if you had enough thrills in Miami and are looking for something different, drive out the Lakeridge Winery in Clermont, just outside of Orlando. There you can taste some local wine and relax by one of the beautiful lakes that dot the area.

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When Right isn’t Right – Sixt’s guide to driving on the left hand side of the road

4 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     

For all of our customers who are thinking of taking a trip to the UK & Ireland and hiring a car to enjoy the English countryside, we thought it would be useful to put together some information on driving on the “wrong” side of the road. So, who better to write this than our colleagues from the UK. And obviously, although this is written by the UK team, it will apply to all those countries that drive on the left, including the Southern African countries, India & surrounding countries, Australasia and the China Seas including Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Here is Sixt UK’s guide to driving on the left hand side of the road – thanks guys!

Us in Blighty (that means Britain to all of us in the States!) like to do things differently – whether it’s the metric system or simply shoes and clothing sizes. Driving is no exception: whilst the majority of the Western World drive on the right, we in the UK & Ireland insist on the left. Read all about: When Right isn’t Right – Sixt’s guide to driving on the left hand side of the road

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New One-Way Deal from Seattle to California

2 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     

Sixt is proud to present a new deal where you can rent a car in Seattle, Washington and head to California for an exciting one-way road trip. Sixt has a fleet of cars prepared for you to choose from and a variety of discounts and additional features to make your car rental as comfortable and tailored to your needs as possible.

If you want to take a one-way trip, whether you’re changing locations or just looking for an adventure, Sixt has a car rental deal for you!

Starting out from Seattle, you have the opportunity to drop off your Sixt car rental at one of three locations: either Los Angeles, Santa Monica, or San Jose when you take your one-way trip. Each of these cities has something interesting to see and is well worth a visit. San Jose, just south of San Francisco, makes for an interesting contrast to its bigger, neighbor city, but nevertheless has created a lively vibe of its own, hosting many new up-and-coming tech companies and historic buildings that speak to its Spanish heritage.

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If you plan on driving further south to Santa Monica, you’ll find another treat waiting for you!

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The #SixtRallye is off to a successful start!

27 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     

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.

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Long live the Cheese: A Drive Through Wisconsin’s Green County

22 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     

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.

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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

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CORPORATE NEWS: Sixt records marked revenue and earnings growth in first six months of 2014

20 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     
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Sixt made a good start into 2014

PRESS RELEASE

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.”

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