Payless Opens Four Mexican Franchises

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System has opened four rental locations servicing Campeche, Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez, increasing the number of franchises throughout Mexico to 15 re...

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Voters Approve Dallas Cowboys-Backed Stadium Tax

ARLINGTON, Texas –- Arlington voters on Nov. 2 approved a tax package, which includes a 5% car rental tax, to help finance a new 75,000-seat stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. The stadium tax plan ...

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Hertz, Avis to Offer Wi-Fi at Major Locations

Both the Hertz Corp. and Avis Rent A Car System have announced plans to begin offering Wi-Fi connectivity at a number of major airport locations early next year. As a result, customers with lapt...

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DTG to Acquire Dollar, Thrifty Franchises in Boise

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has agreed to purchase both the Dollar and Thrifty franchise operations in Boise, Idaho. The acquisitions include in-terminal locations for Dollar...

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Finding and Challenging Staff Committed to Your RAC’s Success

Tap your brightest employees to get referrals, and take steps to ensure new employees are intellectually engaged and see long-term career potential.

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If There Was an Excuse Hall of Fame…

Auto Rental News’ Lamest Customer Excuse Contest drew a bevy of entries detailing excuses from customers returning damaged cars. Here are some of the most outlandish.

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SLI -- A Great Product But Do You Know Your State's Regulations?

Regulation of SLI sales falls under the jurisdiction of state insurance departments. Some states require a special limited license to sell SLI.

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DTG 3RD Quarter Net Income Up

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. reported net income for the third quarter was $25 million (96 cents per share). For the comparable 2003 quarter, net income was $21.4 million...

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Advantage Upgrades GDS Connectivity

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Advantage Rent-A-Car now offers the highest level of connectivity for car rental bookings with all global distribution system (GDS) providers. As a result, travel agents h...

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DTG to Acquire L.A., San Diego Thrifty Franchises

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the Thrifty Car Rental franchise operations in Los Angeles and San Diego. The sales are due to close Nov....

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TIA Concludes Interest in Leisure Travel on the Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Travel Industry Association of America's (TIA) quarterly Traveler Sentiment Index showed a slight increase of 1.6% in the third quarter versus the second quarter of 2004....

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DTG to Announce 3rd Quarter Results on Wednesday

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group will announce third-quarter financial results during a conference call on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. central time. Gary Paxton, DTG's preside...

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L.A. Council Tentatively Approves LAX Facelift

LOS ANGELES –- The Los Angeles City Council yesterday tentatively approved a multi-billion-dollar airport modernization plan, which calls for a new consolidated rental car facility serving LAX....

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L.A. World Airports Appoints Facility Executive

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has appointed Mark Massman deputy executive director of project and facilities development. Massman will oversee completion of engineering, des...

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United, Avis Team Up for Travel Promotion

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- United Airlines and Avis are teaming up to offer travelers a free rental day and vehicle upgrade when they purchase a qualifying flight on United, United Express, Ted or Star...

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Hertz Wins Conde Nast Traveler Award

NEW YORK -- Hertz was named tops in car rental Oct. 7 at the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. Award winners, which also included JetBlue, were tabulated from 30,000 votes by Co...

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DTG Acquires Corpus Christi Thrifty Franchise

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group announced it is acquiring the Thrifty Car Rental franchise operation located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The franchise was previously owned by John...

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Payless Opens Sacramento Location

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Payless Car Rental System has opened a new rental location servicing Sacramento International Airport. The operation is located at 350 Bercut Drive. Payless now has nine l...

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Hotwire.com Names V.P. of Air and Car Rental

SAN FRANCISCO -- Discount travel site Hotwire.com has hired Brenda Barnes as vice president of air and car rental operations. In the newly created position, Barnes will oversee partner relations...

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Cendant Agrees to Buy Orbitz for $1.25 Billion

NEW YORK -- Cendant Corp., which owns both Budget and Avis, announced it has reached an agreement to purchase Orbitz Inc. for $27.50 per share in cash. The transaction has a fully diluted equity...

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