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Europcar to Appoint New CEO

Europcar's CEO Roland Keppler will end his term of office as of July 31. Chief Financial Officer Caroline Parot will assume the role of interim CEO during the recruitment process.

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Avis Revives ‘We Try Harder’ in European TV Campaign

Avis has launched its first European TV campaign in 60 years. Entitled “Unlock the World,” it brings back the brand strapline “We Try Harder,” which became popular with Avis’ campaign in the early 1960s.

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Hertz Survey Helps Develop Formula for Road Trip

Using a U.K. Hertz survey, Dr. David Holmes has revealed a scientific formula for the perfect summer road trip.

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UK Car-Sharer Named Social Innovation Pioneer

The U.K.’s car-sharing Co-Wheels has been named as a Social Innovation Pioneer by Deloitte, a corporate consulting company.

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Europcar Sponsors Luncheon for Tour de France

After recently releasing “bike-ready” rental vehicles in Australia, Europcar continues to support the cycling industry by sponsoring the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce’s annual Tour de France lunch.

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London Hospital Uses Enterprise CarShare for Business Travel

London’s York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide employees with a more efficient business travel program.

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Denver Airport Renters Leaving Pot in Cars

Rental car workers at Denver International Airport have found that an increasing number of customers are leaving marijuana in their rental cars to avoid carrying it through the airport.

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Court Approves $11M Hertz, ATS Settlement

A New Jersey Federal Court has given final approval of a proposed class-action settlement filed by plaintiffs Susan Doherty and Dwight Simonsen in 2009 (Doherty and Simonsen v Hertz Corp., et al.) .

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Travel Magazine Names Hertz Best Rental Car Chain

Frequent Business Traveler’s GlobeRunner Awards honor the world's best hotels, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites and other travel-related providers.

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Making ObamaCare Work for You

A seminar at the 2014 Auto Rental Summit will educate attendees on the latest changes to the Affordable Care Act and how to make the most of the individual health insurance market.

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