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.


CRS Convenes Meeting for Latin American Operators

In the Car Rental Show’s first meeting dedicated solely to car rental operations in Latin America, attendees participated in five seminars on various topics, including the impact of technology in Latin America and new products specific to the region.

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Enterprise Purchases Car-Sharer OccasionalCar

Enterprise Holdings has recently purchased OccasionalCar, a Denver-based car-sharing company. OccasionalCar will operate under its current brand through the end of the summer.

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End of March Airport Rates Jump Dramatically

After a strong January and an almost flat February and early March, the rate quotes jumped dramatically in the last two weeks of March, according to Rate-Highway's monthly rate survey. In March, the rates increased $8.64 from a year ago.

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Fox Expands Global Affiliate Program

Los Angeles-based Fox Rent-A-Car continues to expand its affiliate program by adding 15 new locations in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.

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Zipcar Launches at Minneapolis Airport

Zipcar has launched its car-sharing program at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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VERC Car Rental Expands U.S. Sixt Franchises

A new franchise agreement between Sixt and Massachusetts-based VERC Car Rental will convert existing VERC locations into Sixt franchises. In addition, VERC will open a new Sixt franchise at Boston-Logan Airport and new franchise locations in Massachusetts' Suffolk County.

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Alamo and National Offer 25% Discount in Latin America

Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental will launch a 25% discount off daily rates for all car rentals at participating locations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Promotion is valid on rentals picked up after April 21 and returned by June 30.

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FlightCar Celebrates First Year Anniversary

After launching in February 2013, FlightCar estimates that its members have saved more than $1.4 million in rental fees by using its peer-to-peer car-sharing service compared to conventional car rental services.

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Action Car Rental Opens near JFK Airport

New York-based Action Car Rental has opened its eighth location inside a Hilton hotel near New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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Enterprise Purchases AutoShare CarSharing

Enterprise Holdings has announced that its regional subsidiary, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Co., is purchasing AutoShare CarSharing Network Inc.

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