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Avis Budget Acquires Budget Licensee in So. Calif., Las Vegas

Avis Budget Group Inc. has agreed to acquire its Budget Car Rental licensee for Southern California and Las Vegas for approximately $210 million, plus the cost of acquired fleet.

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Kevin Hart Tries to Save National Employee’s Job

Genesha Bradley, a National Car Rental shuttle driver, was suspended without pay after she stopped her shuttle bus at Los Angeles International Airport to snap a selfie with comedian/actor Kevin Hart. Hart then made a video pleading with National to give Bradley her job back.

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Business Travel Not Yet Affected by Ebola

More than 90% of travel managers said domestic business travel has not been impacted at all or has not been impacted by much by the Ebola outbreak during this past month, according to a Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) poll.

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Enterprise CarShare Releases New Mobile App

Enterprise CarShare has launched a new mobile app for smartphone users to make reservations, choose pickup locations and extend rentals. Over the past year, the car-sharing service has launched more than 30 new U.S. programs.

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Hertz Named United Airlines’ Car Rental Partner

United Airlines has expanded its partnership with Hertz, naming the car rental company as its exclusive car rental partner beginning Nov. 1.

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Cash Car Rental Company Expands Fleet

Georgia-based Premier Cash Car Rentals has added seven cars to its fleet, including four Nissan Versas and three Nissan Sentras.

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Avis Wins Award for Social Media

At the inaugural Skiftie Awards, Avis Car Rental won the award for the “Best Social Media Presence — Ground Transportation.” Avis has a presence on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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WTP Exchange Joins the Lessors Network

WTP Exchange, a provider of like-kind exchange (LKE) services, has been admitted as a member of the Lessors Network, a group designed to keep the equipment lease finance community informed of breaking news and regulatory updates.

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China’s Alipay App Adds Car Rental Option

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has added the ability to purchase car rentals while using its Alipay electronic payment service

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Andy’s Rent-A-Car Opens Third Cayman Islands Location

Andy's Rent-A-Car has expanded and opened a third location in the Grand Cayman Islands.

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