Rental Customers Help Improve Car Sales in South Africa

In South Africa, the car rental industry accounted for 22% of new car sales. The growing numbers of tourists helped increase the market.

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The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

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Europcar Australia Supports Road Restoration Project

Europcar Australia is supporting Greenfleet as it launches its Great Ocean Road Restoration Project.

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China’s Didi Launches Car Rental Service

Didi Chuxing, a Chinese-based ride-hailing company, has launched its car rental service.

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eHi Car Services Announces up to $150M Loan Facilities

eHi Car Services Limited, a car rental and car services provider in China, has announced that it has entered into an up to $150 million syndicated loan facility agreement.

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Najd Rent-a-Car Opens Second Branch in Dubai

Najd Rent-a-Car, a UAE-based car rental company, has announced the opening of its second branch in Dubai.

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August Rates Rebound After Lackluster Summer

August rate quotes showed some strength, up $2.81 or 7% from August 2015. Hertz and National had the highest weekly average rates when comparing the eight major brands.

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Professional of the Year Awards Deadline Approaching

Nominations for the 2016 Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards are due by Sept. 12.

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Revenue Analytics Offers Solutions for Ancillary Revenue Growth

Revenue Analytics can help rental companies improve their ancillary revenue sales by determining which products to combine, who best to offer them to, and what to charge for them.

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Enterprise Holdings Hosts Global Franchise Meeting

Enterprise Holdings held a global franchise meeting in St. Louis for its franchise representatives from more than 85 countries and territories.

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FSNA Reports Revenue of $2.1M

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA), franchisors of the U-Save brand, has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

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National Launches “One Two Free” Promotion

Through this annual promotion, National Car Rental allows its Emerald Club loyalty members to earn free days by renting vehicles.

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GM’s Maven Carsharing Service Hits 4.2 Million Miles

In seven months, GM’s Maven carsharing program has expanded to five U.S. cities with 4.2 million miles driven.

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Enterprise Rideshare Helps Ease Traffic Congestion in Honolulu

Enterprise Rideshare, which launched in Hawaii last year, is partnering with the City and County of Honolulu to help reduce local traffic congestion and carbon emissions.

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Enterprise Provides Transportation Support, Aid in Louisiana

In the wake of devastating flooding, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is working with the insurance industry and disaster relief agencies to help meet the transportation needs of Louisiana residents and first responders.

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In Memoriam: Steve Dietsch, Insurance Broker

Steve Dietsch, CEO and president of The Pinnacle Group Insurance Services, which specializes in insurance programs for the car and truck rental and leasing industry, died on July 27.

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Right Cars to Open in Fort Lauderdale

To continue its U.S. expansion, U.K.-based Right Cars plans to open a franchise location at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in October.

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ReachNow Carsharing Service to Launch in Portland

BMW’s ReachNow carsharing service is scheduled to launch in Portland, Ore., in September.

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Nonprofit Looks to Funding for Hawaii Carsharing Program

Blue Planet Foundation, a renewable energy-focused nonprofit, is hoping to receive more than $3 million from the federal government to fund an electric carsharing program in Honolulu.

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Recall Masters Integrates With Auto Rental Systems

Recall Masters Inc., a provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, has announced its integration with Auto Rental Systems’ (ARS) cloud-based loaner car management system.

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Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

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