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Al-Awal Rent a Car Adds Renault Vehicles

More than 500 Renault vehicles will be added to the Al-Awal Rent a Car fleet in Saudi Arabia.

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City Car Club to Start Nottingham Car-Sharing Program

City Car Club, a U.K.-based car-sharing company, and the Nottingham City Council will launch a city car-sharing program in Nottingham, England, in May.

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Alamo and National Offer 25% Discount in Latin America

Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental will launch a 25% discount off daily rates for all car rentals at participating locations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Promotion is valid on rentals picked up after April 21 and returned by June 30.

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Mile Fleet Recognized as Top Florida Business

Mile Fleet LLC, a Florida-based vehicle supplier for rental car companies, has received a 2013 Florida Excellence Award by the U.S. Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC).

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Avis Budget to Offer SiriusXM

Avis Budget Group Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios.

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CarTrawler Releases Ancillary Revenue Report

CarTrawler’s “Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Ancillary Revenue” report includes ancillary revenue tips, such as high value customers are happy to utilize ancillary services and baggage is the king of a la carte fees.

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Ride Sharing Faces Backlash in San Antonio

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus warned that ride-sharing apps like Lyft are illegal and drivers would be arrested, but San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is willing to work with Lyft.

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FlightCar Celebrates First Year Anniversary

After launching in February 2013, FlightCar estimates that its members have saved more than $1.4 million in rental fees by using its peer-to-peer car-sharing service compared to conventional car rental services.

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Enterprise Now Hiring Management Trainees

Enterprise Holdings is hiring college-educated, career-oriented men and women throughout the United States and Canada for its management training and internship programs. These locations were recently recognized with a Founding Values Award.

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Canton City Council Passes Car Rental Tax

After several failed attempts, the Canton City Council in Canton, Ga., has finally approved Mayor Gene Hobgood’s proposed 3% excise tax on car rentals.

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What I Learned at the 2014 Car Rental Show

If the Car Rental Show is an indicator of the health of the industry, the North American market is doing well — while the "growth markets" are really taking off.

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