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.


Global Snapshot: How Leisure Car Rental Thrives in Competitive Rental Market

General Manager Jimmy Fitzpatrick talks about how Leisure Car Rental has grown the past seven years and how it competes against the franchises and other independent rental companies in the highly competitive rental market on the island of St. Maarten.

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Enterprise Hires Agency to Promote Latin Brands

Enterprise Holdings has chosen Bromley Communications, a San Antonio-based advertising agency, to assist in promoting the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Avis Partners with Cebu Pacific Air

Avis Car Rental has partnered with Philippines-based airline Cebu Pacific Air to offer these airline travelers savings on its rental vehicles.

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Enterprise Cuts Mileage Reimbursement Costs for Scottish Company

Through a partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Investors in People Scotland has reduced its travel costs by replacing mileage reimbursement with renting vehicles.

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Six-City Survey: January Rates Rise $6.21 From Year Ago

In addition to a $6.21 increase in rates from January 2014 to January 2013, Rate-Highway’s recent monthly rate survey also presented inconsistent rates among the individual cities — Houston was up $31.77 while Chicago was down $8.30.

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Hertz Appoints Optimus to Expand Rental Service in Pakistan

The Hertz Corp. has appointed Optimus Limited as its General Sales Agent (GSA) to grow outbound car rentals from Pakistan.

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Seattle is Fastest-Growing U.S. car2go City with 500 Vehicles

Celebrating its first year of operation in Seattle, car2go North America LLC has more than 40,000 Seattle members and a network of 500 smart fortwo vehicles. Seattle is the fastest-growing U.S. car2go city.

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FTC Approves Advantage Sale to Catalyst Group

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved an application by Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) to sell its Advantage Rent A Car business to The Catalyst Capital Group Inc.

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Kaye Ceille Replaces Mark Norman as Zipcar President

Avis Budget Group has appointed Kaye Ceille, the current managing director for Avis’ United Kingdom division, as the new president of its car-sharing Zipcar brand.

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National Starts ‘Emerald Aisle’ Service at Fifth Canadian Airport

National Car Rental has added its “Emerald Aisle” counter bypass service for Emerald Club loyalty customers at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada — its fifth Canadian airport location for this service.

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What I Learned at the 2014 Car Rental Show

If the Car Rental Show is an indicator of the health of the industry, the North American market is doing well — while the "growth markets" are really taking off.

Remembering Elaine Litwer

On the fifth anniversary of Elaine Litwer’s death, I’m brought back to the work she did to repeal vicarious liability. But it’s also caused me to reflect on the mentors in my life.

6 Market Predictors for 2014

In their fourth quarter conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on fleet costs, the used car market, fleet optimization strategies and potential acquisitions. Hertz shed light on the fallout from that excess fleet.

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