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SIXT rent a car - Summer 2021

Planning a trip abroad? Think about car rental beforehand!

Countries in Europe and elsewhere are opening their doors to tourists. Greece, Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Turkey, Montenegro, Italy, Maldives, Mexico, Costa Rica are currently some of the most popular destinations for all those, who are willing to take a break and enjoy the summer weather after a long time. SIXT Car Rental has compiled tips to be considered, when planning a trip and renting a car abroad.

More beneficial for timely planners. What else should be considered? Read more

SIXT Leasing:  Demand for full service car leasing on the rise

Demand for full service car leasing on the rise.
Financial planning is important for companies.

According to the company’s operational financial data, turnover of the full service car rental provider SIXT Leasing (SIA Transporent) has grown in the year of 2020 by 1.06 million euros or 6%, reaching 17.77 million euros. Restrictions aimed at the suppression of the Covid-19 pandemic have forced companies to switch to delivery services and individual mobility, thus significantly increasing demand for the services provided by SIXT. In 2020, the company has registered 633 new vehicles for its short-term and long-term rental customers, and this number accounts for 4% of the total number of new cars registered in Latvia in 2020 (according to the information provided by the “Latvian Authorised Automobile Dealers Association”, the total number of registered new cars last year was 15,642).

The economic situation in Latvia and across the globe directly affects the choices of entrepreneurs and the adopted decisions – small and medium businesses prudently look to the future, trying to find ways of operating while saving current assets. Car rental is a way for companies to deal with their mobility needs, including matters related to vehicle financing and car fleet maintenance. Possibility to reduce the risks caused by the variable vehicle exploitation costs and vehicle repurchase value at the end of the use or at the expiry of the contract are the factors helping to decide in favour of car rental services. Large companies focus on their core business and opt for the receipt of outsourced supporting services. Read more

Hand control - Car rental for persons with dissabilities | SIXT

Car rental in the Baltic countries is also available for people with disabilities

November 24, 2015. Sixt rent a car in collaboration with a non-governmental organization Apeirons is offering to rent cars equipped with hand control. Creating such a service for people with disabilities will make traveling in Latvia and the Baltic countries more accessible. Sixt provides hand control installation free of charge.

Sixt is the first international car rental company in the Baltics, which offers services for people with disabilities. The service is available for persons with reduced mobility, who are able to drive using hand control and have a valid driver's license. Before rental, the car is equipped with special hand control system, which is an easy to install and easy to use device for any car with automatic transmission. Hand control system allows the driver to drive the car only with the help of hands, controlling gas and brake. Thanks to the modern and easy to use device, the car can be easily transformed into its normal state to hand over the steering wheel to a person who doesn't need the hand control system. Read more

Sixt limousine service

Sixt Limousine Service is Europe’s leading chauffeur company.
Travel and tourism experts hand out World Travel Awards for especially high standards of quality.

Munich, 10 September 2015 – Europe’s Leading Chauffeur Company – the Sixt Limousine Service has received the World Travel Award (WTA) in this category. The award is considered to be the travel and tourism industry’s equivalent to an Oscar and is based on a poll of industry experts worldwide. The Sixt Limousine Service had already been awarded with the WTA as the leading chauffeur company in the last two years – in both Europe and the United Arab Emirates. This year, the prize was awarded as part of a ceremony in Sardinia.

The Sixt Limousine Service offers first-class services, specially trained, multilingual drivers and premium vehicles – including the Rolls-Royce Ghost. It also meets a broad range of requirements, from shuttle and event services to airport transfers and sightseeing trips. The Sixt Limousine Service is primarily aimed at travellers with particularly high standards for their mobility. The diplomatic corps of various countries are among the users. 

Regine Sixt, Senior Executive Vice President Sixt International: "We are delighted that our Limousine Service has again received the World Travel Award. The prize confirms that we are right to insist on providing our customers with tailor-made premium services, always bringing them to their destination with the greatest possible comfort and offering them a unique travel experience."

Over the last year the turnover of Sixt Latvia has increased by 25% reaching 10,2 million euro

July 15, 2015. Customer acquisition and development of new services ensured business growth in Latvia and the Baltic States for Sixt in 2014, which made it the leading car rental service provider. Sixt Latvia turnover in 2014 amounted to 10.2 million euro, which is 25% more than in 2013. And Sixt consolidated turnover in the Baltics is now 12.5 million euro, representing 29% growth. The consolidated profit of the group of companies is 402 thousand euro.

Arnis Jaudzems, Sixt General manager in the Baltic States: "Sixt as a company is determined by high quality and customer-oriented service, new cars, and innovations. Last year, we have actively worked on ensuring high level customer service, as well as offering new services. We have significantly expanded the range of Sixt services throughout Latvia and opened new car rental offices in the Baltics. At the end of last year we became the first international car rental company in Latvia, offering electric cars, including VW e-UP and BMW i3. Observing customer habits and expectations, we are looking for opportunities to make all the services we offer more convenient and accessible for our customers. We've been also improving the company's cooperation with leading tourism industry players in Latvia, such as airBaltic, Radisson BLU hotel network, LiveRiga, and others in order to support the development of tourism. More recently we have started cooperating with retail chain Narvesen, offering cycling fans additional opportunities of Sixt rent a bike services." Read more