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Browse the latest breaking news across the automotive rental industry covering fleet acquisition, remarketing, rental software, GPS & telematics, fleet insurance and financing, rental operations, risk management, technological innovations and shifting market conditions.

Avis Wins Top Honors at World Travel Awards

At the 2014 World Travel Awards, Avis Car Rental was named “World’s Leading Car Rental Company,” “World’s Leading Luxury Car Rental Company” and “World’s Leading Car Rental Company Website.”

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CarTrawler Appointed Rental Partner of Polish Airlines

CarTrawler, an online global car rental platform, has been named as a rental partner with Poland’s LOT Polish Airlines.

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Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand Launches Travel App

Partnering with GeoZone, Thrifty Car Rental has launched a travel app to help travelers plan road trips easily and safely while visiting New Zealand.

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Avis Licensee to Expand Budget in Africa

Avis Budget Group has signed an agreement with Barloworld Ltd, which operates the Avis Car Rental brand, to also operate the Budget car rental brand in southern Africa, including Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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Europcar Opens at Belfast International Airport

Europcar has opened a new branch at Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland.

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UK Carsharing Company Adds New Hybrids

U.K.’s carsharing company Co-Wheels has expanded its fleet with 80 new Toyota hybrids, including the Ayro, Yaris hybrid and Prius plug-in hybrid.

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Right Cars Seeks Franchise Owners to Expand Locations

As it expands its car rental franchise worldwide, Right Cars Vehicle Rental Ltd is looking for new franchise owners. Currently, Right Cars is located in 17 countries.

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eHi Car Services Selected as Provider for Chinese Government

Shanghai-based eHi Car Services will serve as an official vehicle services provider for China’s central government agencies and subordinate units for 2015.

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Former Hertz CEO Named CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corp

After stepping down as Hertz's CEO and chairman in September, Frissora has been appointed the new CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corp. starting June 30.

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In Memoriam: Lynda LaPlante, Owner of PAC Inc.

The rental industry remembers Lynda LaPlante, founder and president of PAC Inc., which specializes in providing optional coverage products to the rental car market.

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6 Growing Transportation Problems - and Potential Solutions

They may not affect car rental today, but they will. Will you be part of the solution?

Are 4x4 Pickups Worth the Extra Cost?

Fuel economy numbers, resale data and fleet use data dispel some commonly held beliefs when it comes to four-wheel drive pickups versus their two-wheel drive counterparts.

Dangerous Precedent in Airport Negotiations

Some concession agreements now include “loss-of-use recovery” toward gross receipts — essentially equating it to revenues.

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