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Location information for Detroit

Introduction

Detroit is the largest city in the American state of Michigan and mainly known as car city. Record company Motown took its name from Detroit's nickname: Motor Town. The city was founded at the beginning of the eighteenth century by the French who at the time controlled a large part of North America.

Population

The last decades, Detroit's population has decreased significantly. In 1950 almost 2 million people lived in the city; in 2008 it had been reduced to less than half and now Detroit has over 700,000 inhabitants.

Location

The French called the river between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, the Détroit or strait and the defenses they built here were called Fort Ponchartrain du Détroit. The river forms the border between the United States and Canada.

Economy

Detroit is mainly known for its car industry. The three large American car brands are headquartered here: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. The city is therefore suffering from the difficult position of the American car industry nowadays. Less and less people are needed to manufacture cars because of the automation and competition from for example Japan. This economic decline has partially been set off by the tourists attracted by Detroit's extensive nightlife and the casinos: Las Vegas may be the most famous gambling city of the US, Detroit is the largest American city with casino hotels.

Airports

The airport Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is situated southwest of the city, about 20 minutes by car. The airport is easily reachable by rental car: it lies at the junction of two freeways, the I-94 (out of town) and the I-275.

Public Transport

Detroit has good public bus transport to reach all tourist places of interest (and the entertainment district). The so-called Tunnel Bus connects Downtown Detroit with the center of Windsor. There's also an elevated light-rail system, the People Mover, providing a loop service through Detroit's center.

Traffic and Parking

Detroit is a vast city and at the same time one of America's most car-friendly cities. You quickly reach your destination via the freeways in and around town. There are also many parking facilities, both in the street and in parking garages. The locations of the garages are signposted.

Hotels

You'll find a large choice of accommodations in and around Detroit. You cannot only stay in casino hotels, but also in pleasant hotels on the river or in newer, hypermodern hotels. For grandeur you go to the recently restored Westin Book-Cadillac hotel (if only to drink a coffee 'in style').

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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