EU warns car rental firms on discriminatory practices

The European Commission has written to six international car rental companies operating in the EU, warning them to stop discriminatory practices against consumers.

11th August, 2014
The European Commission in Brussels

The European Commission has written to six international car rental companies operating in the EU, warning them to stop discriminatory practices against consumers.

It said Sixt, Enterprise and Goldcar have replied to the Commission's letter in a satisfactory way but Europcar, Hertz and Avis replied in "unsatisfactory" fashion" and it has requested further follow-up by August 30.

The letter identifies the practice of automatic re-routing following the identification of the consumers' IP address.

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