The rental car companies are in a big hurry to start charging you for no shows
. The no show rate on rental cars is now approaching 25 percent. We have heard of travelers that make several car reservations with several different car companies and then rent from the company that has the first shuttle bus to appear.
While this practice saves time it makes the car companies crazy. Our guess is a no show fee will appear sometime this year and it looks like the opening no show charge will be between $5 and $15. [more]Robert Polk is CEO of Polk Majestic Travel Group in Denver. These insights are excerpted from Robert's weekly newsletter
, From the Desk of Robert A. Polk.