Rental Operations

There are many rental operations factors that go into running a car rental company effectively and efficiently. This channel covers all rental operations including vehicle cleaning and maintenance, marketing, training, franchising, front line performance, operator profiles and car sharing.


Avis Expands in Asia

Avis Car Rental continues to expand across Asia with the opening of facilities in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

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Europcar Shares Decline After Paris IPO

Last Friday, shares of Europcar declined more than 3% in early trading in Paris after its initial public offering.

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Fox Adds 7 Locations in UK

Fox Rent-A-Car continues into European growth by adding seven new locations in the U.K., including locations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle as well as Aberdeen, Scotland and Cardiff, Wales.

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Travelauto Offers Early Bookings for Eid Holidays

Travelauto.com, a UAE-based car rental and limousine services platform, is now accepting car rental bookings the Eid celebrations throughout the Middle East.

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Mexican Baseball Stadium Renamed with Alamo Sponsorship

The Yucatan Lions baseball team recently unveiled the newly renamed Kukulcán Alamo Park at the 2015 Mexican Baseball League All-Star Game. The name change is thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Alamo Rent A Car.

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Sixt Creates “Queen” Visit Video

With Queen Elizabeth II visiting Frankfurt last week, Sixt Germany created a fun video featuring the “queen” and if she had rented a car from Sixt during her trip.

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Autorent Car Rental Adds Locations in Middle East

Autorent Car Rental, a UAE-based car rental company, has opened a new branch at the Safeer Mall in Sharjah.

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U-Save Opens Location in Los Angeles

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has announced the opening of the U-Save Car & Truck Rental in Los Angeles. This new facility will serve travelers at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Indianapolis City Council Questions BlueIndy Safety

Indianapolis City Council members are concerned about the safety of BlueIndy’s electric rental cars. The all-electric fleet will use Bluecars, an electric vehicle manufactured by French conglomerate Bollore Group.

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Avis Expands Partnership with JetBlue Airways

Avis Budget Group Inc. has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with JetBlue Airways. The new agreement expands the existing marketing affiliation between the two companies.

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