Zipcar Launches at Minneapolis Airport

Zipcar has launched its car-sharing program at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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China to Surpass U.S. as Top Business Travel Market in 2015

With business travel spending in China expected to expand 17.8% to $309 billion throughout 2015, according to the GBTA, China is poised to overtake the U.S. and become the No. 1 business travel market in the world as early as next year.

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VERC Car Rental Expands U.S. Sixt Franchises

A new franchise agreement between Sixt and Massachusetts-based VERC Car Rental will convert existing VERC locations into Sixt franchises. In addition, VERC will open a new Sixt franchise at Boston-Logan Airport and new franchise locations in Massachusetts' Suffolk County.

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Europcar Partners with Emirates Rewards Program

With every Europcar rental, Emirates Skywards loyalty reward members will be eligible to earn up to 1,000 Skywards Miles.

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Affordable Car Hire Wins 2014 Globe Travel Award

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, U.K.-based Affordable Car Hire received a 2014 Globe Travel Award for best car rental company.

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Al-Awal Rent a Car Adds Renault Vehicles

More than 500 Renault vehicles will be added to the Al-Awal Rent a Car fleet in Saudi Arabia.

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City Car Club to Start Nottingham Car-Sharing Program

City Car Club, a U.K.-based car-sharing company, and the Nottingham City Council will launch a city car-sharing program in Nottingham, England, in May.

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Alamo and National Offer 25% Discount in Latin America

Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental will launch a 25% discount off daily rates for all car rentals at participating locations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Promotion is valid on rentals picked up after April 21 and returned by June 30.

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Mile Fleet Recognized as Top Florida Business

Mile Fleet LLC, a Florida-based vehicle supplier for rental car companies, has received a 2013 Florida Excellence Award by the U.S. Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC).

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Avis Budget to Offer SiriusXM

Avis Budget Group Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios.

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