Avis Budget Group Predicts Revenues of $8.85 Billion for 2017

The company cites positive pricing in the second half of 2017, moving to lower-cost de-fleeting channels, and the rollout of a new revenue management system. Full year results will be announced on Feb. 21.

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Aerodrive Now Available for Rentcars.com Customers

This new addition to the online platform gives customers more options when renting a car in New Zealand.

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Europcar Launches First-Kilometer, Last-Kilometer Service

Customers can choose from three service levels: economy, business, and first class.

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TravelSupermarket Reveals Cheapest Global Car Rental Locations

The travel comparison website found that the Republic of Cyprus had the lowest average daily car rental rate or any other country.

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Sixt Rent-a-Car Opens at San Antonio International Airport

The new facility, Sixt’s first opening in 2018, is located in the airport’s new, on-airport consolidated rental facility (conrac).

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Rental Car Companies Post Record Year for Car Sales in New Zealand

Car sales in New Zealand jumped to a new high in 2017 due in large part to a boost in sales to auto rental companies.

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Man Arrested for Damaging Enterprise Rent-A-Car Kiosk

An Amsterdam man faces felony charges after allegedly shoving a kiosk to the ground and damaging it.

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car2go Faces Parking Issues in Calgary

City counselors determine that the car-sharing service is not violating “clustering” laws despite complaints.

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Go Rentals Partners with Flexjet

Go Rentals will now offer premium car rentals to Flexjet’s private jet travelers under the new partnership.

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South Africa's RentMyRide Increasing Presence

The platform allows vehicle owners to rent out their cars when they’re not in use, much like Airbnb.

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Turo to Operate in Germany

Turo has more than 200,000 listed vehicles and 5 million total users.

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San Antonio Airport Opens $178M Rental Facility

The 1.8-million-square-feet CONRAC facility houses 14 rental car companies, a quick turnaround area for fueling, and approximately 2,600 ready/return parking spaces.

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Saudi Ride-Hailing App Seeks Women Drivers

Careem offers a fixed salary, bonuses, and discounts with corporate partners.

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Sixt, BMI Launch U.K. Airport Car Service

myDriver is available on most BMI routes.

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Green Motion Expands to Portugal

The Portuguese franchise is set to open in April 2018.

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Green Motion Seeks Franchise Opportunities at Fitur

Members of the car rental company's head office attended the international trade show to meet with potential franchisees and supply partners.

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Fox Opens in San Antonio

The new location, opening today, is located in the car rental center at the San Antonio International Airport.

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Abrams Carsharing Advisors Rebrands as Abrams Mobility Advisors

The pivot will occur 10 years after the brand's initial launch.

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International Car Rental Show Announces Full Schedule

The 2018 event features more than 40 hours of programming, including a keynote address from Alexander Sixt as well as seminar topics covering sexual harassment, cybersecurity and terrorism, the wholesale market, legal and legislative updates, and many more.

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Lyft, Aptiv Extending Las Vegas Semi-Autonomous Taxi Program

Following CES, Aptiv CTO Glen De Vos hinted that the two tech companies are looking to bring the pilot program to a second market.

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