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Two Hertz Airport Locations Install Solar Power

Working with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, solar power installations have been completed at Hertz Rent-a-Car facilities at Denver and St. Louis Airports. Solar power will be installed soon at Newark Liberty International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport.

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Enterprise Renews Contract with Sabre

Enterprise Holdings and Sabre Corp., a technology provider to the travel industry, have renewed a multi-year agreement to sell inventory in the Sabre global distribution system.

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Carpingo Named GSA Car Sharer

Car-sharing service Carpingo has been chosen as a vendor for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)’s new one-year car-sharing pilot program in New York.

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Hertz Introduces Rental Repair Web Portal

The Hertz Corp. will demonstrate its HIRS for Repair Shops web portal at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas.

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China Expected to Top Business Travel Market in 2016

Business travel spending in China is expected to expand 15.9% in 2014 to $262 billion and increase another 18% in 2015, according to the latest semi-annual “GBTA BTI Outlook – China” report.

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Avis Wins Business Traveler Awards

At this year's Business Traveller Awards 2014 in London, Avis Car Rental was honored as "Best Car Rental Company Worldwide" and "Best Rental Company in Europe."

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Sixt, BMW Expand DriveNow to London

Sixt and BMW have announced its car-sharing program DriveNow will be available in London. Rates and an official launch date are not yet confirmed.

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Nissan Chooses Hertz as Mobility Partner

Nissan has selected Hertz as its exclusive mobility partner after the auto brand was named the official sponsor for England’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.

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Pogo CarShare Launches in Canada

Startup Pogo CarShare has launched its car-sharing service in Edmonton, Canada, with 20 vehicles.

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Avis Ireland Named Licensee of the Year

Avis Car Rental Ireland has been honored as Licensee of the Year in the 2014 Avis Car Rental Licensee Awards for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

The 2014 Auto Rental Summit was a great place to assess the state of the car rental market, both the good and the bad.

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