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Standard 4: Objective 2 Travel and Tourism Ground Travel Types of Ground Travel Rail Trains Subways Automobile Limousines Vans and Shuttles Rental Cars Motor-Coach Transportation by Rail Rail Transportation in Europe: Very popular form of travel

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types of ground travel
Types of Ground Travel
  • Rail
    • Trains
    • Subways
  • Automobile
    • Limousines
    • Vans and Shuttles
    • Rental Cars
  • Motor-Coach
transportation by rail
Transportation by Rail
  • Rail Transportation in Europe:
    • Very popular form of travel
    • TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse) is one of the fastest trains in the world and travels through France
    • Options: Sleeping accommodations, dining cars
    • Rail passes are available to travel between European countries
transportation by rail4
Transportation by Rail
  • Rail Transportation in the US:
    • Not as popular as it was in the early 1900’s
    • Automobiles are a primary method of transportation
    • AMTRAK
      • Provides passenger and rail service throughout the US
      • Popular routes are on California coast and in the northeast corridor
      • Options include overnight accommodations, and sightseeing
car rental policies and procedures
Car Rental Policies and Procedures
  • To Rent a car, you must:
    • Have a valid driver’s license
    • Meet age requirements (usually 25)
    • Have proof of credit
    • Assume personal responsibility
    • Have a clean driving record
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Car Rental Policies and Procedures

Reservations: Can by done by phone or on the internet

Rates: Vary by type of car, length of rental, competition

Mileage: Most companies offer unlimited miles, but it often changes.

Gas: Cars are given to customers with a full tank. Customers should return full, or pay a refueling charge.

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Car Rental Policies and Procedures
  • FEES
    • Additional Driver Fees
      • Some companies charge for this, some don’t, but the all want to know if there will be additional drivers
    • Weekend Discounts
      • Discounts give on weekends to keep cars in use between business (weekday) travel
    • Dropoff Charges
      • Usually cars are dropped off at the same place they were picked up. Some companies allow cars to be dropped somewhere else, others charge for this
car rental policies and procedures8
Car Rental Policies and Procedures
  • Corporate Rates
    • Some corporations who have many travelers negotiate discounts with rental companies
  • Overstays
    • Rates are for a 24-hour period. Renters have a 59 minute grace period for returning a car. If a car is late, high rates are charged.
  • Taxes and Fees
    • There are several taxes and some vary by location
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Car Rental Policies and Procedures
  • Insurance
    • Third-party liability insurance is usually included. Additional insurance can be purchased
  • Collision damage waiver
    • Relieves the renter of all financial responsibility for damage to the car (covers “deductible”)