Rentalcars.com Customer Favourite Award 2021

June 9, 2021 Auckland Christchurch North Island South Island Thrifty News

Here at Thrifty we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, with the aim that you will receive the best possible rental experience when you hire from us. A huge congratulations to our teams at our Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson branches, who have been awarded Rentalcars.com Customer Favourite Awards for 2021. The award is a […]

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Reimagining the Kiwi Road Trip – Go Electric Eco Tour

May 23, 2021 Hit the Road New Zealand North Island South Island Thrifty News Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Ever wanted to try an electric vehicle, but worried about the range and where to charge? The Good Travel Go Electric Tour eGuide, developed in partnership with Eco Villa, is a comprehensive guide book that covers all the information you need to plan an incredible road trip in the central South Island of Aotearoa | New Zealand. The […]

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Travel the Auckland Compass

May 20, 2021 Auckland New Zealand North Island

Auckland has something for everyone, with an abundance of activities for all ages and interests.  But if you fancy a drive to escape the hustle and bustle, Auckland’s surrounds offer a variety of amazing experiences. Hop in the car and check out some of our suggestions for North, South, East and West of the city.  […]

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Family Fun in Wellington

March 31, 2021 Hit the Road North Island Wellington

Heading to the windy capital city? Check out our favourite family friendly activities in Wellington for all budgets. The best bit – we know the weather can be a little bit wild, so have listed a few indoors options as well. Te Papa Te Papa has something for everyone, with a range of exhibitions and […]

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Winter Travel Inspiration in New Zealand

June 24, 2020 Hit the Road New Zealand North Island South Island

With the chillier months upon us it can be easy to get bogged down by the dreariness, batten down the hatches and hide away from it all. But taking a holiday in autumn or winter can actually be a lot of fun with a bunch of activities firing up as the weather cools down. We […]

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the car rental industry

January 13, 2020 Hit the Road North Island South Island Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Tony Mortensen, General Manager of Thrifty Car Rentals NZ talks about the advances and implications of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the car rental industry. The implementation of smart technology in a growing number vehicles is presenting an exciting opportunity in the car rental industry. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), are electronic systems […]

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Driving Happy & Eco-friendly

April 4, 2019 Hit the Road North Island South Island Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an environmentally-friendly option when it comes to driving away from home. Chatting to the team at Thrifty Car Rental, I was both excited and daunted by the thought of opting for an electric vehicle – […]

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Best winter activities under $30

April 26, 2018 Auckland Christchurch New Zealand North Island South Island Wellington

With the chillier months upon us it can be easy to get bogged down by the dreariness, batten down the hatches and hide away from it all. But taking a holiday in autumn or winter can actually be a lot of fun with a bunch of activities firing up as the weather cools down. Chill […]

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Top 10 Instagram Spots in NZ

March 30, 2018 Auckland Christchurch New Zealand North Island Queenstown South Island Wellington

If you’re road tripping around New Zealand you’ll see plenty of great places to stop for a holiday snap. In fact, you could easily fill your entire Instagram feed with photographs of beautiful scenery or tourist activities. But if you really want to impress your followers, sometimes quality outweighs quantity and that means carefully curating […]

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Best shopping spots in New Zealand

March 7, 2018 New Zealand North Island South Island

Whether you’re after a souvenir from your travels, a gift for family back home, or just like to shop ‘til you drop, you’ll find New Zealand has a lot to offer. Here are some of our favourite hot spots in New Zealand’s biggest shopping cities. Auckland Queen Street Enjoy the finer things? You’ll love Queen […]

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