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Auto Rental News Names 2015 Professional of the Year Winners

During Tuesday’s awards ceremony at the 2015 Auto Rental Summit in Hollywood, Fla., three car rental employees were honored as Professional of the Year Award winners in the independent, franchise and corporate categories.


Rugged Rental Wins 2015 Renter Rated Award

During the 2015 Auto Rental Summit, Rugged Rental was recognized as this year’s overall winner of the Renter Rated Award. Aamcar, Spallco Rentals and Airport Rent-A-Car were recognized for scoring highest in individual categories.


J.D. Power: Satisfaction Surges to New High

Now in its 20th year, the 2015 J.D. Power North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study reports that overall rental car satisfaction reached its highest index score under current methodology. Enterprise Holdings’ brands took the top three spots: Enterprise, National and Alamo.


Hertz Revenue Falls 2%

During third quarter 2015, Hertz Global Holdings reported a 2% decrease in its U.S. total revenue year-over-year due to flat transaction days and a 2% decline in total Revenue per Transaction Day (RPD).


Used Vehicle Prices Up Again in October

Wholesale used vehicle prices were up 2.9% from last October, bringing the Manheim Used Vehicle Index to 125.3. October was the fifth consecutive month of increasing used vehicle prices.


Enterprise Launches Annual ‘Plus Your Points’ Promotion

From now through July 31, 2016, Enterprise Plus members who register for the promotion at can earn bonus points on qualifying rentals.


Avis Recognized for Customer Loyalty

Avis Car Rental has been named one of the top 40 consumer brands in the 2015 Brand Keys Loyalty Leaders List.


RelayRides Rebrands as Turo

Peer-to-peer carsharing company RelayRides has rebranded itself as Turo. In addition to the new name, the Turo experience has been redesigned to encourage adventure.


October Airport Rates Show Improvement

The October 2015 average rate quote decreased $1.60 from last year, but it’s the smallest decrease in several months, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. The rate quotes slightly increased during the last two weeks of October.


Austin Airport Opens New Rental Car Facility

The new five-level, 1.6-million-square-foot consolidated rental car facility contains 11 rental agencies and space for car storage, cleaning, fuel and vehicle pick up and drop off.


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