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Hertz Named Supplier for New Zealand Government

During the first All-of-Government competitive tender for car rental services, Hertz was awarded a three-year contract as the preferred car rental supplier for the New Zealand government.

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Transfercar Receives Investment for U.S. Launch

Transfercar, an online relocation service that calls itself "the free rental company," has received a new round of investment to fund its U.S. launch.

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Enterprise Launches Campaign to Boost European Rentals

As part of its new promotional campaign to boost rentals in Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has unveiled a new website to make it easier for U.S. travelers to reserve vehicles in Europe.

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Toyota Camry Gets 'Sweeping Redesign'

Toyota is giving its top-selling U.S. passenger car a makeover for the 2015 model year, introducing the 2015 Camry at the New York International Auto Show.

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CRS Convenes Meeting for Latin American Operators

In the Car Rental Show’s first meeting dedicated solely to car rental operations in Latin America, attendees participated in five seminars on various topics, including the impact of technology in Latin America and new products specific to the region.

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ADESA: Used Vehicle Prices Rebound in March

Wholesale used vehicle prices for March were up 6% compared to February and up 4% relative to March 2013, according to ADESA Analytical Services' monthly analysis.

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Avis to Announce First Quarter 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its first quarter 2014 results after the market close on Wednesday May 7.

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Enterprise Purchases Car-Sharer OccasionalCar

Enterprise Holdings has recently purchased OccasionalCar, a Denver-based car-sharing company. OccasionalCar will operate under its current brand through the end of the summer.

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Dent Wizard Names Stuckert Business Development Manager

As business development manager, Pete Stuckert will lead Dent Wizard, a paintless dent removal company, in the expansion of its SMART (small to medium area repair techniques) programs for the car rental industry.

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Payless Provides Discount to AARP Members

As part of an expanded agreement with parent company Avis Budget Group, AARP members who choose Payless Car Rental will now receive a free upgrade on compact through full-size car rentals and waiver of the additional-driver fee.

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