Denver Tax Hike Dropped

DENVER -- The Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) last week withdrew its proposal for a 1% rental tax increase aimed at financing a tourism marketing campaign.

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Hertz Employees Threaten Strike in Hawaii

HONOLULU -- Hertz Rent-A-Car employees were on the verge of a strike Friday because of a dispute over wages, overtime and medical benefits.

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Cendant Vehicle Rental Revenue Up 9% for 2nd Quarter

NEW YORK --– Cendant's vehicle rental revenue for the second quarter totaled $1.224 billion, up 9% from last year's second-quarter total of $1.119 billion, according to the company's new quarterly report.

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Denver Visitors Bureau Drops Rental Tax Hike Plan

DENVER --- The Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has scrapped its proposal for a 1% car rental tax hike to help replenish its coffers.

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Hertz's 2nd Quarter Pre-Tax Profit Reaches $153M

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Hertz reported a second-quarter pre-tax profit of $153 million, a $9 million improvement from the $144 million pre-tax profit from the same period in 2004.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Donates $2.8 million to United Way

Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Southern California recently donated more than $2.8 million in pledges to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles's 2004-05 campaign.

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Car Rental Corporate Summit Set for Sept. in Las Vegas

TORRANCE, Calif. --- The 10th annual Car Rental Show, scheduled for Sept. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Hilton, will include a new corporate strategy summit developed for corporate executives.

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Alamo Launches Discounted Prepay Option Online

TULSA, Okla. -- Alamo Rent A Car has launched an online prepay option that lets customers save 10% off their rate.

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Tax Hike Proposed to Fund Denver Tourism Marketing

DENVER --- A Denver City Council committee is studying a plan that would raise car rental taxes 1% to fund local tourism marketing, the Rocky Mountain News reported.

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$230M Rental Facility Planned for Seattle-Tacoma Airport

SEATTLE --- The Port of Seattle, which owns Seattle-Tacoma Airport, has begun plans for a $230 million consolidated rental car facility to be built on a 21-acre site north of the airport, the News Tribune reported.

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Daley Backs Consolidated Facility at Midway

CHICAGO --– Plans backed by Mayor Richard M. Daley call for a five-level consolidated rental car facility at Midway Airport, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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Avis Equips Hummers in Phoenix With DirecTV

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis' fleet at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix has some noteworthy additions: new Hummer H3 sport utility vehicles equipped with DirecTV.

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Alamo Online Check-In Expands Reach

TULSA, Okla. -- All Alamo customers can now use the online check-in option at Alamo.com to bypass the rental counter, go straight to their car and head for the exit, regardless of how the reservation was made.

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Budget Launches Program for Smaller Businesses

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System has launched a program for small and mid-sized businesses that offers discounted rates and $2 back on every rental day.

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Plans Call for Consolidated Facility in Boston

BOSTON -– The Massachusetts Port Authority is reviving plans for a consolidated rental car facility at Logan International Airport, according to a news report in the Boston Globe.

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Rhode Island Extends Vicarious Liability Caps

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island legislators this week approved a one-year extension of vicarious liability limits first adopted in 2003. Gov. Donald Carcieri is expected to sign the legislation.

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It's Time to Diversify Your Remarketing Plan

A balanced remarketing plan features multiple disposal channels — not solely auctions. Don't overlook direct sales to local, and not so local, dealers.

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Living-Wage Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

More and more cities that control commercial airports are imposing employee salary minimums for contractors, including on-airport RACs. The latest to target RACs is San Jose, Calif.

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Stop Viewing Your Web Site as just a Reservation Taker

The most effective Web sites promote the brand and company image, foster customer loyalty, and help differentiate the company from competitors.

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AAA Predicts Busiest Travel Weekend Ever

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- More Americans are expected to travel this Fourth of July holiday than have ever traveled for a holiday weekend.

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