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 Celebrates 20 Years in Argentina

Established in 1994 with two corporate locations and six licensees, Avis Car Rental now has more than 60 corporate locations across the Argentine Republic.


Airport Rates Dip Amid Positive Trend

May rate quotes for the six cities dropped for only the second time in the last 19 months, according to Rate-Highway’s monthly rate survey. In May, the rates were down $4.70 from a year ago. Additionally, next month’s survey will also feature a 50-city rate survey.


Enterprise Expands to Five More European Countries

As part of its European expansion initiative, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has expanded its operations to Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Bosnia Herzegovina and Macedonia. Enterprise now operates in 19 European countries.


Hertz Accounting Practices Questioned

Hertz Global Holdings Inc.’s Audit Committee of the Board of Directors has found that the financial statements for 2011 can no longer be used and must be restated. In addition, Hertz needs to fix the 2012 and 2013 statements to reflect these errors.


Court Approves Advantage Sales to Avis, Hertz

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced its approval of the sale of 12 Advantage Rent A Car locations to Avis Budget Car Rental LLC and 10 locations to The Hertz Corp.


Hertz Introduces 3 BMW Models to Dream Cars Collection

The Hertz Corp. has expanded its Dream Cars collection by adding three new BMW models: the 650i Gran Coupe, 650i Convertible and the M5.


Action Car Rental Adds 30-Plus Vehicles

Action Car Rental plans to add more than 30 new vehicles to its rental fleet this summer, including Volkswagen Jettas and Ford Mustang convertibles.


car2go Ends Operation in UK

At the end of May, car2go ceased its car-sharing operations in London and Birmingham. The company first came to London in December 2012 and then expanded to Birmingham in 2013.


Europcar Relocates Sydney Facility

As part of the partnership with Europcar Australia and Accor Asia Pacific, part of the worldwide hotel operator Accor, Europcar has relocated its primary Sydney location to the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park hotel.


East Coast Car Rentals Expands to New Location

Australian-based East Coast Car Rentals has opened a new location in the Queensland suburb of Marcoola.


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