May/June 2011

Cover Story

2011 Car Rental Show: Gaining Consensus, Setting Direction

by Chris Brown

Amidst overflowing conference rooms, a reinvigorated car rental industry gathered in Las Vegas to set direction on hot-button issues such as recalls, prepaid reservations and corporate sustainability.


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Features

Turning A Profit

By Chris Brown

At the 2011 Car Rental Show, four members of the Tennant Group Roundtable each presented a proven cost-reduction and profit-making idea that they have implemented in their car rental operations. Seminar attendees voted for the best idea. Can they work for you?

Cheers to Irish Independence!

By Chris Brown

County Car Rentals, the largest independent car rental company in Ireland, creates opportunity in a tough economy with its own used car sales outlet and public-use gas station and car wash.

Car Rental Majors: Looking Forward

By Chris Brown

On their fourth quarter and full-year 2010 earnings calls, the three public car rental companies look into the crystal ball on prepaid rentals, franchising, new remarketing channels, potential mergers and growth opportunities.

 
 

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