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Sixt at Mille Miglia 2011

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Sixt, one of Europe’s first car rental companies, is looking forward to its 100th birthday in 2012 with excitement. For decades, Sixt vehicles have been part of the “Mille Miglia”. Now the company is thrilled to again be one of the main sponsors and the exclusive car hire partner of the most prestigious classic car rally in the world – for all “Mille Miglia” drivers as well as for the “Mille Miglia” community.

From 11 to 15 May 2011, Sixt will play its part in the rally along the 1,600 kilometre stretch from Brescia – Rome – Brescia, offering all participants an exclusive transfer service: A modern fleet of Sixt cars will accompany participants, co-drivers, escort vehicles and the press. Some vehicles from the Sixt classic car fleet will also be at the starting line. Erich and Alexander Sixt will be behind the wheel of two Mercedes Benz Gullwings from 1955, Regine Sixt will drive a BMW 328 from 1937 and Konstantin Sixt will steer a Porsche Speedster from the year 1955.

In cooperation with BMW, Sixt will give away a MINI. BMW will donate a MINI Cooper Clubman Hampton under the motto “a MINI for the Minis”. The entire proceeds from the raffle draw will go to help the Regina Sixt’s Children’s Aid Foundation “Drying Little Tears”, supporting the construction of a children’s home in a poor area of Sicily.

Regine Sixt: “The legendary 1,000-mile rally has become a fixed part of our summer programme. I am proud to see the Sixt logo along the entire length of the most famous classic car rally. Experiencing how ‘tradition meets passion’ fills me with joy. It is a big challenge to deliver on the trust that the ‘Mille Miglia’ shows to Sixt.”

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Airbus crashes into CRJ-700 at JFK!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

I watched the Airbus collision on the news last month. I can’t stand to see the big guys pushing the little guys around, what gives the Airbus A380 the right to park on top of another aeroplane? Yes you may be the largest aeroplane in the world but that doesn’t mean you don’t show some respect for the little guys.

Just in case you missed it the A380 managed to shunt a CRJ-700 whilst taxiing at JFK International Airport in early April.

If you feel as passionately as I do about this , please join my campaign to retro-fit all Airbus A380’s with parking sensors and also to recommend that all pilots have completed an advanced driving courses available in the U.K, which includes modules on reverse and parallel parking.

On another note I hope the pilot elected for a Collision Damage Waiver to reduce his excess ;-)

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Sixt launches Uruguay: Expanded coverage in South America

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Attractive offers for business and leisure travellers

Good news for all the travelers to South America: Sixt is expanding its presence in South America and is now providing customers with flexible and convenient services in Uruguay. Sixt is offering individual rental solutions, starting from one day rentals up to long term services for several months. Furthermore, for corporate customers Sixt provides fleet solutions including full service treatments up to 36 months.

Sixt station in Uruguay

Sixt launches its operations in the capital city Montevideo. At the international airport Sixt is offering a „Meet&Greet-Service“. Latest in October 2011 the network will be expanded to Punta del Este, known as the international city for exclusive tourism in South America. The customers can choose from a large variety of brand new vehicles, for affordable prices, starting from compact cars up to comfortable sedans.

Uruguay shows steady economical growth and is known as one of the most reliable economies in the region. Since 1991, Uruguay is part of the free trade zone “Mercosur”. Additionally, the economic development between countries such as Brazil and Argentina is continually growing. This way Uruguay enables international companies an access to the domestic market and its corporate business while Punta del Este, in particular, during European winter time, is the tourism hub in the region.

Sixt operates in Uruguay with a strong and reliable partner, who brings more than 30 years of expensive market experience to the table and is, in addition, backed up by one of the most important tour operators in the country. In South and Latin America, Sixt today offers mobility services to its customers in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Peru und Puerto Rico.

Detlef Krehahn, Director Sixt Franchise: „By launching Sixt in Uruguay we now offer high-quality mobility services in another growing market in the region. We see great potential for our customers as well as partners in Argentina and Brazil by offering an access to a prosper and interesting market. Furthermore, customers in Uruguay will benefit from the existing strong presences of European markets. Especially, with Spain and Italy being their main outbound markets.”

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Great car hire offers at Edinburgh Airport

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

edi 300x207 Great car hire offers at Edinburgh AirportOur new Edinburgh Airport location is now open and in full swing. The branch is our first coporate location in Scotland and we’re delighted to be able to offer our range of fantastic cars in the Scottish capital.

Like all Sixt branches Edinburgh Airport has a wide variety of new cars ranging from small cars such as the VW Polo and Audi A1 up to luxury saloons such as the Mercedes C-Class.

The branch is ideally located in the main arrivals terminal in the car rental centre so there’s no need to worry about shuttle buses, you can simply pick your car stright up.

Visit our Edinburgh Airport page today and take advantage of some fantastic offers.

Current offers include:

Vauxhall Corsa from £19 per day
VW Polo from £24 per day
VW Golf from £27 per day
Audi A1 from £31 per day

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Massive savings on car hire in Spain

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

spainteaser 300x218 Massive savings on car hire in SpainWe’re pleased to announce that our new sale for car hire in Spain is now underway offering massive savings of up to 20% on top summer destinations including Malaga, Alicante and Barcelona.

The discounts apply to all rentals taking place between 01.05.2011 and 31.12.2011 that are booked before the 8th of May.

Here are some of the great offers…

Malaga from just £14 per day
Barcelona from just £14 per day
Alicante from just £15 per day
Madrid from just £13 per day

Don’t miss out on these great special offers – book today!

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Sixt Jobs: Human Resources Manager UK

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Job Description

The role is reporting to the UK Managing Director and is based in London with travel to our operations across the UK.

The role will contribute to the development of HR operational plans, facilitate relationships between business support teams and continuously review and interpret changes within the company. This will include creating and updating effective HR control, compliance and admin systems but most importantly supporting operational areas to achieve strong company growth.

Working closely with our Headquarter team in Munich, Germany, you will formulate best practice UK HR policies and programme management, including the implementation of HR initiatives;

  • Reward and recognition
  • Employee involvement
  • Recruitment
  • HRIT and training

As a hands on business focused doer and a HR specialist you will help turn strategy into day to day reality by offering expert advice, support and facilitating change.

This unique combination of an inspirational HR leader and a true HR management model will give you the support to implement value added HR solutions, drive change and make a key difference.

Desired Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate;

A proven record of delivering business focused HR plans across multi site locations,
In depth general HR knowledge,
Strong recruitment and training experience,
The creditability and confidence to influence senior colleagues,
Strong commercial acumen and an understanding of how HR and training can impact a business.

The ideal candidate will be or working towards CIPD and have hands on experience of change management in service focused environments.

The UK company is currently going through a period of change/growth and so this is an exciting time to come on board.

Company Description

Sixt is a leading provider of high quality mobility services for business and corporate customers as well as private travellers’. Established in 1912 the company has achieved a unique market position thanks to its numerous strengths, including its wide choice of premium products in  vehicle rental and leasing, the excellent value for money it offers, its employees systematic service orientation and its strong innovation culture.

The company is represented in over 100 countries and maintains alliances with famous names in the hotel industry, leading airlines and numerous service providers in the tourism sector.

Competitive Salary plus Car and Benefits

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

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‘Pay as you go’ breakdown recovery App launched

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Are you a member of the RAC of the AA? No me neither, not because I don’t like to feel safe whilst travelling or because I think it is expensive. It’s just that like so many things, it’s a case of watching my pennies during a recession. However, as an iPhone enthusiast I may have now found the answer….RTR UK!

Having previously developed a ‘pay as you go’ accident and breakdown cover service, RTR UK now has an iPhone App available to its registered users. The Road to Recovery (RTR) iPhone App allows its users to access breakdown assistance at the touch of a screen.

The App uses the GPS of the your phone to locate your position and then puts you through to RTR’s call centre, which despatch a local recovery company out to your location.

The RTR scheme, which is free to join, aims to ensure the cost of recovery is 50-60% cheaper than contacting a local recovery operator direct. They are able to do this, because all RTR providers sign up to a fair pricing commitment.

The RTR scheme works by providing a central link between recovery operators, who benefit from higher volumes of business, and motorists like me, who are spared the cost of a service they may never use but still get the reassurance that it is there should they need it.

Currently the App is available for the iPhone and is already downloaded on mine! It is also in the process of being developed for Android phones, so watch this space!

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A Royal offering from Sixt!

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

With the Royal wedding just over a week away we’re please to announce we have a special offer fit for a King! We’ve reduced rates in a host of top European destinations including Germany, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

If you’re taking advantage of the extra bank holiday and getting away for the weekend, or even a full week you can enjoy savings of up to 10% on all cars.

royalwedding 300x165 A Royal offering from Sixt!Here’s some of the great deals available:

Berlin from £30 per day
Faro from £27 per day
Rome from £26 per day
Vienna from £26 per day
Geneva from £35 per day
Brussels from £27 per day
Amsterdam from £27 per day

Click here to book now and enjoy these fantastic savings.

Rental period: 20.04.2011 till 15.05.2011; booking period: 01.04.2011 till 30.04.2011

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