Katy Perry’s chauffeur demands

Katy Perry’s chauffeur demands

Katy Perry is very particular about what her chauffeurs can and can’t do while she’s in the car as the singer has dedicated a whole page out of her 45-page concert rider to her chauffeur demands. The US pop star is currently in the middle of her California Dreams World Tour and has created a concert rider which lists her requirements for the venues at which she’s performing across the globe. An entire page is dedicated to what the chauffeurs driving the pop star during her world tour are permitted and not permitted to do. Top of Katy’s list of demands is that the chauffeur does not start a conversation with her. The chauffeur is only permitted to speak to the 26-year-old if she initiates the conversation. Next on Katy’s list of no-nos for her drivers is staring at her in the rear view mirror. Chauffeurs have been warned to keep their eyes on the road, and not on the pop star in the back of the car. The rider also gives an insight into the likes and dislikes of the firework singer, and it appears carnations are top of her hate list. While her dressing room should be decorated in pink and cream and filled with fresh flowers, under no circumstances should carnations be included in the flower displays! So if you find yourself driving Ms Perry during her world tour, remember eyes on the road, and only speak when spoken to – you have been...
The cheapest airlines don’t always offer the cheapest car hire rates, tourists are warned

The cheapest airlines don’t always offer the cheapest car hire rates, tourists are warned

A new survey by Travelsupermarket.com found that the best deals on car hire are not to be found through budget airlines, but by going to a car hire provider independently to find the most cost effective deals. Many tourists fall into the trap of booking car hire at the same time as booking their flights as many misguidedly believe they’ll receive a competitive deal by purchasing more than one service through the one provider. However the research by the comparison website found that airlines are not offering the most cost effective deals on car hire, in fact, the savings can be considerable if you opt to book through an independent provider. In the most extreme cases, the cost of car hire can be three times more expensive when booking car rental during a peak summer period through an airline as opposed to an independent car hire operator. While one airline offered a quote for car hire of £1,055 for a two week hire of a medium sized family car in Portugal in the middle of summer, when booked independently, the research found the same deal could be bought for just £429. Although it may be extremely convenient to book car hire at the same time as booking a flight, the savings can be massive, as much as £676, if you avoid this pitfall and make your own car hire booking for your summer holiday this...

New car hire site allows car owners to offer their vehicles for hire

A brand new car hire website has been launched which allows car owners to offer their vehicles for rent through a secure scheme. The Getaround website allows car owners the opportunity to earn money through their vehicles by offering the cars for hire through their sophisticated system which asks for car owners and also potential customers to open an account on the site before they are authorised to rent a car, or offer their car for rent. Each car owner is be provided with a car hire kit which includes a GPS box which sits of the car’s dashboard and lets the customer and the owner know exactly where the car is. The device also allows the car to be locked and unlocked using a secure system which is linked to an iPhone app for keyless entry to the car. The website advises car owners of the cost of hire for a similar vehicle in their area, however the owner can choose to discount this information and simply set their own hourly, weekly or daily hire rates, or they can go with the recommended rates set by Getaround. The Getaround system also has an insurance policy tied in so car owners can rest assured their car is covered should the vehicle be damaged or stolen during a hire. A full rundown of the insurance options are included on the website. The new car hire scheme is still in the early stages, although the site does boast a growing number of members which proves there is a demand for the...
Mercedes Benz unveil a luxury line in bicycles

Mercedes Benz unveil a luxury line in bicycles

Mercedes Benz have turned their attention to creating a number of new models with two wheels as opposed to four as the luxury car manufacturer has just unveiled a line in Benz bicycles. The line of bicycles all bear the iconic Mercedes Benz logo helping to promote the brand amongst a new market of consumers. Mercedes have developed a mountain bike, called All Mountain, which features state of the art mechanisms such as SRAM 30 speed gearing, and also hydraulic disc brakes, while the Mercedes Benz fitness bike features a front suspension fork and comes in an eye catching bright white frame. Mercedes have also developed a trekking bike which shares many similarities with the fitness bicycle however it has some extra features including a luggage rack and also a dynamo powered headlight. A selection of junior bikes made especially for children aged 3-6years has also been created as part of the Mercedes Benz bicycle range. Mercedes say that their Formula 1 drivers such as Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg use the bikes to train in between race seasons, adding further kudos to the new line of luxury bicycles. However Mercedes are not the first car manufacturers to introduce a range of cycles, Audi BMW and also Maserati have all developed lines in bicycles most recently. Only a small number of these bicycles will be available to buy, so if you want to ride a Benz bike, you’ll have to put your name on the waiting list...
New owners found for luxury car manufacturer Bristol Cars

New owners found for luxury car manufacturer Bristol Cars

New owners have been found for the luxury car maker, Bristol Cars, after the firm called in the administrators in March of this year. A spokesperson has confirmed that the buyer for Bristol Cars will be Kamkorp Autokraft which is part of the Frazer-Nash group. Although the there were a number of parties interested in taking over the luxury car makers business, the deal with Kamkorp Autokraft was deemed to be the best package for Bristol Cars. The group have bought Bristol Cars from the administrators for an undisclosed amount. The British car manufacturers had been making cars from its Filton plant since the 1940’s and has been renowned throughout the world for making handmade luxury sports cars which were popular with the rich and famous. As every car is handmade by highly trained craftsmen in the UK, the brand has always remained exclusive, with fewer than 9,000 Bristol cars being created in the company’s 64 year history. It is believed the new owners of Bristol cars will use the brand and its handmade cars to showcase its technology which includes hybrid and electric power devices for vehicles and also range extending devices to improve battery life for hybrid and electric vehicles. The new owners of Bristol Cars say they will start to unveil their plans for the company within the coming...
Car hire firm launches luxury chauffeur transport service in India

Car hire firm launches luxury chauffeur transport service in India

Car hire giant Avis has launched a brand new luxury chauffeur driven limo hire service for customers travelling in India. A number of locations in the country will offer the premier limo service including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The new Avis chauffeur service will offer customers the chance to be chauffeur driven in a top quality Mercedes E Class limo so they can enjoy a relaxing and comfortable ride whether they’re visiting India for business or leisure purposes. The chauffeur driven Mercedes E Class service is available in two different packages including half day and full day packages. Avis believe the chauffeur driven car hire service will be popular with those looking to enjoy sightseeing or city tours in India, airport transfers, or those needing top quality transport to a corporate or business event. The car hire giant say the chauffeur driven service will also allow customers on short visits to India to manage their time better as clients can be collected directly from the airport and taken onto their meeting, event or hotel, making the most of their time in the country. All of the chauffeurs employed by Avis are highly trained and reliable so as to ensure all customers receive a very high standard of customer care. Avis has also introduced a number of special offers on its new service so customers can experience the luxurious chauffeur service at a very competitive...