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AutoShare Officially Transitions to Enterprise CarShare Name

Toronto’s AutoShare, a part of the Enterprise CarShare network, will officially take the Enterprise CarShare name on Dec. 7.


Carsharing Startup JustRide Raises $2M

Mumbai-based carsharing startup JustRide has raised $2 million in pre-series A round of funding.


Dollar Names New Sales Head for UAE

Dollar Rent A Car has appointed Dominic Hagerty to the role of head of sales and marketing for the United Arab Emirates.


Lawsuit Against Macquarie Group to Proceed

A New York judge denied Macquarie Group’s motion to dismiss the claims for fraud, defamation and interference with the existing contract. The lawsuit stems from the sale of Advantage Rent A Car and the termination of Sanford Miller, former co-CEO of FSNA.


Avis Location Refuses Rental to Israeli Executive

A rental agent and manager at an Avis location in Manhattan declined a renter’s Israel passport and license. Avis responds to the incident.


Fox Expands to Australia

Fox Rent-A-Car continues its global expansion with three new affiliate locations in Australia.


AAA Predicts 46.9 Million to Travel for Thanksgiving

This year is the highest projection for travel during the Thanksgiving holiday since 2007. At an average of $2.15 per gallon, gas is 65 cents less than the average price last year.


Quad-City Airport Approves Rental Car Fee Increase

The rental car fee collected by Illinois’ Quad-City International Airport will be increased to $3.85 per day, starting Jan. 1.


U.S. Business Travel to Europe Continues After Paris Attacks

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. business travel buyers say their company’s travel to Europe will remain largely unaffected by the recent attacks on Paris, according to a poll by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).


Enterprise Sponsors Car Giveaway for Military Members

The Keys to Progress program provided more than 130 newly refurbished vehicles to military members.


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The move to put lease obligations on the balance sheet brings up questions on whether the change would affect a company’s ability to borrow money, its financial statements and the accounting of closed- and open-end leases.

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Attendees of this week’s Auto Rental Summit conveyed a uniformly positive outlook. In the face of the many industry threats these days, what’s up?

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