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Enterprise Holdings’ Brands Launch in Luxembourg

Enterprise Holdings has announced the launch of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car franchise locations in Luxembourg.

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Green Motion Opens Franchise in St. Maarten

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion has opened a franchise on the island of St. Maarten. This is Green Motion’s first location in the Caribbean.

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Hertz Ireland Named Best Rental Company

Hertz Ireland received the award for “Best Car Hire Company” at the 2016 Irish Travel Industry Awards.

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Vietnam's Car Rental Prices Increase up to 50% for New Year

During Vietnam’s Lunar New Year celebration from Feb. 8 through Feb. 22, car rental prices are expected to increase between 30% and 50%.

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Easy Rent Pro Software Launches Online Reservation System

Easy Rent Pro, a car rental software provider, has launched its Easy Reservations Online system, which can be personalized and added to a car rental company’s website.

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Christine Taylor Named Enterprise’s EVP and COO

Christine Taylor has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Enterprise Holdings Inc.

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Faulty Air Bag Controls Spur New Series of Recalls

Safety supplier Continental informs NHTSA that 5 million air bag control units manufactured during a five-year period are at risk for failure.

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In Memoriam: Steven Gross, Thrifty Car Rental Owner

The rental car industry remembers Steven Gross, owner of a Thrifty Car Rental location in Los Angeles.

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FSNA Opens Five New U-Save Locations

Franchise Services of America Inc. has announced the opening of five new U-Save Car & Truck Rental locations in the U.S. (Oregon and Mississippi) and overseas (Costa Rica and Dominican Republic).

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North America, Europe Top Travel Booked in Q4

According to Sojern’s Q4 Global Travel Insights Report, the top eight countries most booked for travel include the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Portugal.

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