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.


Budget Car Rental Offers Winter Savings

For a limited time, Budget customers can rent an economy or compact vehicle for a base rate as low as $17 per weekend day or $129 per week.

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car2go Rentals Up 21% YOY

In financial year 2016, car2go's global network (of nearly 14,000 vehicles) was rented more than 22 million times, a 21% increase compared to 2015.

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Mex Rent A Car Renews Partnership With Rentalcars.com

Beginning the partnership in 2014, Mex Rent A Car and Rentalcars.com have renewed their agreement to continue to expand the brands in more countries.

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Sixt Wins World Travel Awards

Sixt receives three World Travel Awards for its car rental service, luxury cars, and limousine service.

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Europcar Partners With Shouqi Car Rental

Europcar Group and Shouqi Car Rental, a car rental company in China, have signed a partnership to better serve their customers in China and around the world.

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Carsharing Service Autotel Launches in Tel Aviv

car2go, a franchise holder, will operate Tel Aviv’s new carsharing service Autotel, which will start with 260 vehicles.

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ZoomCar to Switch Exclusively to Peer-to-Peer

ZoomCar, an India-based self-drive rental service, will be selling its fleet of cars to push its associate program, ZAP.

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Revv Starts One-Way Commuting Program

The India-based carsharing company has launched this program to help city commuters.

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Court Rules Chicago Can’t Impose Tax on Suburban Car Rentals

The Illinois Supreme Court told Chicago to stop collecting taxes on suburban car rental companies that may rent cars for use within city limits. The way that Chicago imposes the tax violates the home rule article of the state constitution.

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Dubai Carsharing Service Opens With 200 Vehicles

Smart Car Rental’s carsharing service will be available for users at 45 locations within Dubai.

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Renault's Finance Group Purchases Karhoo Ride-Hailing

The ride-hailing service, which stopped service in November after running out of money, plans on relaunching its services later this year.

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Avis Now App Introduced in Australia

Avis Now has launched at several Avis locations in Australia, allowing one-touch car rental.

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Carsharing Service Launches in Bangkok

Haupcar, a startup company in Thailand, has brought short-term car rental to Bangkok with its carsharing app.

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MGM Hospitality Expert to Close ICRS

Bringing guest service secrets from the hotel industry to car rental, Mary Ann Sena-Edelen of MGM Resorts International will deliver the closing keynote session at the 2017 International Car Rental Show.

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Users Can Now Request Uber Rides in Google Maps

With Uber’s latest integration update, users can now request a ride, see their driver en route, contact the driver, and follow their trip status all within Google Maps.

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Enterprise Discusses Consumer Needs for Autonomous Vehicles

During a panel seminar at the 2017 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Enterprise Holdings Inc. delivered a strong argument for prioritizing consumer needs.

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Avis Offers Loyalty Program Promotion in Florida

Until the end of January, Avis Preferred loyalty program members will receive double points for car rentals in Florida.

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Enterprise Sponsors People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the presenting sponsor in honor of the rental brand’s commitment to pick up the communities where its customers and employees live and work.

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San Francisco Evaluates Carsharing Parking Program

The city of San Francisco is reconsidering the number of parking spaces it will reserve for carsharing companies.

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International Car Rental Show Announces Keynote Address

In the keynote seminar “Car Rental and the Future of Mobility,” panelists will discuss the changing landscape of transportation and how they could affect the business model of car rental.

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With domestic automakers pulling back on rental fleet sales and lower overall light-duty sales projected, the car rental industry will have to adjust.

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In an autonomous vehicle environment, the business model will change, but fleet management will be more important than it is today.

Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

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