Airport Unveils Rental Car Maintenance Facility

Illinois’ Quad City International Airport has opened a new consolidated maintenance facility for its rental car companies, which includes two car wash bays and three maintenance bays.

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Zipcar Partners with New York Hotel

Under a new partnership with Islandia Marriott Long Island hotel, two Zipcar car-sharing vehicles are now available for hotel guests to reserve for hourly or daily rentals.

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Enterprise Receives ‘Most Admired’ Award

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been recognized as the 2014 “Most Admired Car Rental Company” by readers of The Beat, a travel business newsletter.

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Win a Fender Guitar at Auto Rental Summit

At next month’s Auto Rental Summit, rental car attendees will have the chance to win a $225 Fender Guitar with a stand and bag. Sponsored by Advantage Rent A Car, attendees can enter the drawing at the registration desk.

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FlightCar Opens Fourth Airport Location

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company FlightCar has expanded its operations to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This is FlightCar’s four major U.S. airport location.

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Tourico Holidays Expands Car Rental Network

Tourico Holidays, a travel distribution company that contracts with travel providers, has expanded its network of Direct Connect car rental partners to over 18 branded chains, which cover more than 100 countries.

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Zipcar Offers Car Sharing to Southwest Employees

In this first-of-its-kind partnership with Southwest Airlines, Zipcar will provide memberships to nearly 45,000 Southwest and AirTran employees, who will have access to car sharing in all Zipcar cities around the globe.

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Rental Risk Prices Decline, Average Mileage Above 40K

Average auction prices for rental risk units continued to decline in September. After accounting for broad changes in mix and mileage, prices for rental risk units were down 4.5% from a year ago, according to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index.

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Avis, Budget Add 2015-MY Vehicles to Fleets

Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental have started adding new vehicles to their rental fleets and have announced their new model-year 2015 vehicles.

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U.S. Business Travel Spending Hits $72B in Q2

A Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) forecast has found that business travelers spent an estimated $72.8 billion on U.S.-originated business travel during the second quarter of 2014, a 7.1% year-over-year growth.

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