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Toyota to Feature Safety Technology at Car Rental Show

During the International Car Rental Show's exhibit hours, Toyota’s booth will provide show attendees with a virtual reality experience of the technology’s safety features.

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Avis Budget Increases Revenue by 2% in Q1

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $1.9 billion for its first quarter 2016, a 2% increase and 3% growth in constant currency.

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April Airport Rates Slightly Up

For the first time in five months, April airport rates were up — up $0.59 overall. The Northeast continued its large year-over-year declines while the Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest were up in the $4 to $5 range.

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Enterprise Discusses Future of Driverless Cars

In the not-too-distant future, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car customers may be renting vehicles that drive themselves.

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Rent Centric Launches Mobile-Responsive Website

Rent Centric, a provider of car rental management software and telematics hardware, has launched a new website platform featuring mobile responsive design.

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Enterprise Truck Rental Opens First Montana Location

Enterprise Truck Rental, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has opened its first Montana location in Billings.

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Mercury Adds Oklahoma, Illinois to Ride-Hailing Insurance

Mercury Insurance is now offering ride-hailing insurance to cover Uber, Lyft, and other Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Illinois.

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Avis Budget Recognized for Multicultural Business Opportunities

Avis Budget Group Inc. has been selected as one of America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2016.

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2016 International Car Rental Show in Pictures

Featuring seminars, the exhibit hall, and attendees, photo galleries from the 2016 International Car Rental Show are now live. Speaker presentations are also available online.

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Dublin Tops European Pickup Cities for U.S. Travelers

Based on Auto Europe’s data during first quarter 2016, Dublin, Paris, and London were the top three European cities for car rentals picked up by U.S. residents.

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CarTrawler Partners with Renfe Rail Provider

This partnership will provide Renfe rail passengers with direct online access to more car rental providers.

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A Seminal Moment for the Global Car Rental Industry

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