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Hertz Launches International Winter Sale, Up to 25% Off

The Hertz Corp.’s winter sale promotion includes bookings made between Jan. 2 and Jan. 30 in select locations across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. This offer excludes the U.S. and Canada.


Europcar Named Supplier to Lawn Tennis Association

Europcar has been named the official car rental supplier to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Through this partnership, players and staff will now have access to Europcar’s car rental to and from tournaments and events.


Iceland Opens First Electric Car Rental Service

Iceland has launched its first electric car rental service. With four electric cars available (including a Nissan Leaf), Electric Carrental expects to add more cars to the fleet in the spring.


Sixt Recognized for Business Car Rental

At the 2014 World Travel Awards, Sixt received the award for the “World’s Leading Business Car Rental Company.”


Car2go to Launch in China

Car2go will be launching its car-sharing service in the Chinese city of Chongqing within a year. This pilot program will bring several hundred of its smart fortwo vehicles.


Hertz Names New Chief Information Officer

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has appointed Tyler Best as the new executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Jan. 26. With prior experience in senior IT roles at YP, Vanguard Car Rental and Ally Financial, Best will oversee Hertz’s global IT functions.


Rental Industry Shows Positive Year-Over-Year Growth in Franchise Report

According to the December ADP National Franchise Report, the rental car industry had a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.3%, falling slightly below the average growth rate (3.4%) for all franchises.


Dollar Thrifty Expands in Germany

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTAG), part of The Hertz Corp., has expanded its existing network in Germany with 116 additional locations in cities such as Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Cologne and Munich.


Avis Adds Maserati Ghibli to Rental Fleet

The 2015 Maserati Ghibli has become the newest member of the Avis Signature Series in select U.S. Avis Car Rental locations.


Zipcar Partners With Vermont Department of Tourism

Joining with the Vermont Department of Tourism and marketing, the “Who Taps it Best?” Campaign encourages Zipcar members to use its car-sharing vehicles when traveling in the Green Mountain State.


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