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.


Payless, Zipcar Drive Avis Budget's Revenue Increase

Due to an increase in rental days and the addition of Zipcar and Payless, Avis Budget Group Inc. has reported its fourth quarter 2013 revenue of $1.8 billion, a 9% increase compared to the fourth quarter in 2012. For the year, Avis reported revenue of $7.9 billion, an increase of 8% compared with 2012.

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Economy Rent-A-Car Appoints Director of Affiliate Services

Alan Wagner has joined Economy Rent-A-Car as its new director of affiliate services.

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Sixt Opens at Las Vegas Airport

As a part of its global expansion strategy, Sixt continues to expand in the U.S. with a new rental car location in Las Vegas.

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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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A Call for Recall Preparedness

In light of the massive recent automotive recalls, car rental companies should prepare for the Big One by acting out a “recall fire drill.”

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.

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