Avis Names Fallon to Executive V.P. Position

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Chuck Fallon, an executive with a wide background in sales, operations and finance, has been named executive vice president of sales for Avis Rent A Car System, Inc."As we co...

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Reeling in the Revelers During Spring Break

Every March thousands of college students head south in search of the ultimate party. It's spring break — when they can finally take a breather from the grind and pressures of studying and taking exa...

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Can You Lawfully Require Customers to Purchase CDW or SLI?

Vehicle rental companies, especially independents and smaller franchisees, often ask our law firm whether they can require customers to purchase collision damage waivers or supplemental liability insurance.

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Payless to Participate in Worldspan Car Source

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Payless Car Rental System Inc. announced that the company will participate in Worldspan Car Source, the highest level of connectivity for the GDS. The new process allows t...

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GE Capital Fleet Services to Acquire Associates Fleet Services

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- GE Capital Fleet Services announced Friday, Aug. 31, that it has signed an agreement to purchase Associates Fleet Services, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Avis Web Site Now Offers Concierge Services for Travelers

GARDEN CITY, N.J. -- When traveling to unfamiliar cities, members of Avis' Preferred Select program for frequent travelers can now rely on Avis' special Preferred Select Web site to get recommen...

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Budget Appoints Tyler Best Vice President

Budget Group Inc. has appointed Tyler Best vice president and chief technology officer. In addition, the company has named David Coonfield vice president of shared services.Best will oversee all...

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Payless Expands Presence in South Florida

MIAMI -- Payless Car Rental Systems has opened three new franchise locations in South Florida. They are based in Miami International Airport, Miami Beach and Ft.Lauderdale/Hollywood Internationa...

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Thrifty Offers Double or Triple Frequent-Flyer Miles

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental is now offering its customers double or triple frequent-flyer award miles with seven of its airline partners for travel through Nov. 15.Specific details of eac...

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MAII to Purchase Car Rental Direct.com

LOS ANGELES -- MAII Holdings Inc. announced plans for one of its subsidiaries to purchase Car Rental Direct.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of GenesisIntermedia Inc. The closing of the sale, howe...

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Integrated Vehicle Systems Hires New Staff Members

Brian DeChant has been named account executive for Integrated Vehicle Systems, a division of Rental Concepts Inc. He will be responsible for sales and account maintenance for the Midwest territo...

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Dollar Offers Triple Mileage Plan Miles on Alaska Airlines

Dollar customers can now earn triple Mileage Plan Miles on Alaska Airlines with every qualifying rental of a compact or larger vehicle for two days or longer. The offer lasts through Dec. 15.Thi...

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Sidestep Partners with Fox Rent-A-Car

SANTA CLARA -- SideStep (www.sidestep.com), an online travel service, has announced a partnership with Fox Rent-A-Car, the largest independently owned car rental company in California."Fox will ...

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ANC Announces $23.6 Million Net Loss for Second Quarter, Sale of Company Being Explored

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- ANC Rental Corp. on August 2 announced a net loss of $23.6 million for the second quarter, representing a loss of $0.52 per share. Revenue for the three-month period was ...

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Budget Rent a Car of Beverly Hills Opens Location in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. -- Budget Rent a Car of Beverly Hills, a major exotic rental car dealer, has opened a new location in Aspen, Colo. Vehicles in the fleet include the Hummer, Mercedes ML 55, AMG, Ran...

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Budget Group Reports $11.3 Million Net Income for Second Quarter

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Group Inc. on July 30 announced a net income of $11.3 million for the second quarter of 2001. This translates to earnings of $0.30 per share. In comparison, last year's sec...

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FTC Approves Cendant's Acquisition of Galileo Reservations System

New York -- The Cendant Corp. on July 10 received Federal Trade Commission approval for the company's $3.5 billion purchase of Galileo International. The FTC granted Cendant's request for an ear...

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Advantage Revamps Express Rental Program

Advantage Rent-A-Car, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, has introduced a new look and name for its express rental program. The name, Easy Rental Star Service, incorporates one of Advantage's ...

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Hertz Offers 'Affordable Europe' Program

Hertz is now offering U.S. travelers heading to Europe special incentives with its new Affordable Europe summertime promotion. The promotion gives program participants a free weekend day rental ...

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Car Rental Tax Proposed to Fund Arena in Memphis

Plans to build a new $250 million arena for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies call for a new 2% tax on most rental cars in Shelby County. However, a legal battle is now brewing over whether the city a...

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