March/April 2009

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Thriving in the New Economy

By Chris Brown and Ashley Willis

While rentals are down 10-15 percent, operators are aggressively adapting to new market conditions and reaping the rewards.

Buying Used Cars (Intelligently)

By Dave Funston

With fewer program cars and a cap on financing limits, it’s time to consider “fleeting up” with used vehicles.

15 Ways to Build Your Business in a Tough Economy

By Chris Brown

This year’s Car Rental Show gives you more ways than ever to network, learn and build your business.

Fox Celebrates 20

By Chris Brown

Fox Rent A Car remains focused on the leisure market with a business plan that promotes steady growth while weathering tough economic times.

5 Key Factors Driving Effective Rate Management

By Steven Neudorff

In a down economy, implementing a revenue management strategy that addresses potential customers, fleet utilization, advance reservation build and competitors’ constant price fluctuations is more essential than ever.

Enterprise and Advantage Reach Agreement on the Purchase of Advantage Assets Out of Bankruptcy

By Chris Brown

The transaction is expected to close in April 2009. If the agreement is accepted, Enterprise will have the ability to close or continue to operate any of Advantage’s rental car facilities.

Editor's Corner

Welcome to the 2009 Car Rental Show!

By Sherb Brown

We hope you take the time to attend the 14th annual Car Rental Show, our industry’s premier gathering!

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The Customer Isn’t Always Right

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