Budget Launches Program for Small Businesses

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System yesterday launched a program designed for owners of small businesses. Benefits of the free program include: low corporate rates with unlimited mileag...

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Hertz Announces Summer Deals for Seniors

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Hertz this week announced a variety of rental discounts and upgrades for AARP members this summer. "AARP members are making their summer travel plans now, and Hertz's discoun...

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GM to Improve Stability of 15-Passenger Vans

WARREN, Mich. -- General Motors announced it will begin installing vehicle stability enhancement systems in GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express 15-passenger vans during the 2004 model-year producti...

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Summer Travel Season Expected to Build Gradually

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to forecasts by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), Americans will take 275.4 million leisure person-trips during June, July and August 2003, an incre...

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Members Only: Most recent Legislative Updates Online

In an ongoing effort to keep members informed about issues affecting the vehicle rental industry, ACTIF posts frequent state and federal legislative updates on the members-only section of its we...

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Ford Recalls Taurus and Sable

Ford recently recalled 2002-2003 Ford Tauruses and Mercury Sables (67,894 vehicles) for failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) #212 due to potential loss of windsh...

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Alaska Legislators Pass 10% Car Rental Tax

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska's state legislators last month approved a bill calling for a 10% car rental tax. Now before Governor Frank Murkowski, the bill exempts government rentals.The proposed ta...

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Hertz Opts for Worldspan's Car Source

ATLANTA -- Worldspan announced that Hertz Rent A Car has become the newest participant in Worldspan Car Source, Worldspan's highest level of connectivity for rental car bookings. When travel ag...

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Avis Expands Satellite Radio Rollout

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System announced plans to add 7,000 more XM Satellite Radio-equipped GM cars to its fleet this month. The service will be available to Avis customers in 30 ma...

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Budget Launches Travel Agent Sweepstakes

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- To spur more leisure bookings, particularly in Florida, Budget Rent a Car has launched a contest for U.S. travel agents who use the Apollo GDS. Budget's "Drive the Distance" ...

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Thrifty Opens Corporate Store at Tucson Airport

TULSA, Okla. -– Thrifty Car Rental today announced the opening of a new corporate-owned location serving Tucson International Airport. The store is located at 2340 E. Elvira Road. Other recent ...

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Texas Governor Perry Signs Stadium Tax Bill

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Governor Rick Perry last week signed a bill clearing the way for a public vote on proposed car rental and hotel taxes to help fund a new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys.A p...

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ANC's Net Loss for 2002 Totals $534.1 Million

ANC Rental Corp., which operates Alamo and National, disclosed in its annual report that the company's net loss in 2002 totaled $534.1 million. Revenue for 2002 totaled $2.39 billion. In compari...

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Payless Names Pratt V.P., Business Development

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System has appointed Charles G. Pratt vice president of business development. He will be responsible for building business relationships to increase ai...

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L.A. Airport to Change Off-Airport Agreement

LOS ANGELES –- In a hastily scheduled meeting last week, off-airport operators serving Los Angeles International Airport pleaded with administrators to reconsider plans to restrict access to the...

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Advantage Marks 40th Anniversary With Giveaways

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Advantage Rent-A-Car is celebrating its 40th anniversary by giving away such prizes as free car rental days, CDs, rounds of golf, hotel stays, phone cards and more.In the c...

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Budget Unveils New Ad Campaign

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System Inc. today announced the launch of a humorous national advertising campaign promoting discounted rates. The new campaign is Budget's first since its ...

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Help ACTIF Grow (And win a free trip for two to Orlando!)

ACTIF’s Membership Drive is now in its second month and we are pleased to announce the addition of several new members since it began in April. However, we still need YOUR help to make the memb...

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Enterprise, EEOC Settle Age Discrimination Suit

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced it has reached a $160,000 settlement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in a class-action case alleging that the company descrimina...

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Illinois Court Rules RACs Not Always 'Primary'

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- An Illinois appellate court last month upheld an earlier trial court decision, ruling that a car rental business in Belleville, Ill., violated no state law by making a cust...

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