September/October 2010

Cover Story

CONRACS Evolving From Novelty to Norm

by Jeffrey A. Weiner

There is no denying the growing popularity of consolidated rental car facilities. They offer traveler convenience, increase airport revenue and have a better impact on the environment.


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Features

Managing Your Operations With the Mobile Office

By Justina Ly

The mobile office is changing the way operators conduct business as Web-based software and affordable hardware — such as laptops, portable printers and smart phones — bring flexibility to their rental operations.

Connecting the Neighborhood

By Justina Ly

Rent Centric’s software program could revolutionize the traditional referral system by allowing neighborhood-based operators to partner with third-party businesses and make them revenue-generating rental agents.

Auto Rental Financing Outlook

By Mark Eckhaus, Tim Yopp and Jack Goode

It’s time to fleet up. Do you know what your lenders are planning?

Majors Report Q2 Earnings

By Chris Brown

Dollar Thrifty again leads profit performance. Commercial business rebounds; leisure lags.

 
 

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