Lawsuit Against Macquarie Group to Proceed

A New York judge denied Macquarie Group’s motion to dismiss the claims for fraud, defamation and interference with the existing contract. The lawsuit stems from the sale of Advantage Rent A Car and the termination of Sanford Miller, former co-CEO of FSNA.


Avis Location Refuses Rental to Israeli Executive

A rental agent and manager at an Avis location in Manhattan declined a renter’s Israel passport and license. Avis responds to the incident.


Fox Expands to Australia

Fox Rent-A-Car continues its global expansion with three new affiliate locations in Australia.


AAA Predicts 46.9 Million to Travel for Thanksgiving

This year is the highest projection for travel during the Thanksgiving holiday since 2007. At an average of $2.15 per gallon, gas is 65 cents less than the average price last year.


Quad-City Airport Approves Rental Car Fee Increase

The rental car fee collected by Illinois’ Quad-City International Airport will be increased to $3.85 per day, starting Jan. 1.


U.S. Business Travel to Europe Continues After Paris Attacks

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. business travel buyers say their company’s travel to Europe will remain largely unaffected by the recent attacks on Paris, according to a poll by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).


Enterprise Sponsors Car Giveaway for Military Members

The Keys to Progress program provided more than 130 newly refurbished vehicles to military members.


On-Demand Rental App to Launch in Virginia

Certified Auto Rentals, an on-demand car rental company and app, is set to launch in Richmond, Va., later this year.


2015 Auto Rental Summit: Photo Gallery Now Live

With nearly 300 registered attendees, Auto Rental Summit welcomed car rental operators and vendors from 13 countries, including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Estonia and Costa Rica.


EV-Based Rental Service for Ride-Sharing Drivers Launched

Vision Fleet, a Los Angeles-based company that manages the largest deployment of electric vehicles in a public fleet in the U.S., has launched Evercar — a service for on-demand drivers who work for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Postmates.


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