Car Rental Show Golf Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Now Available

We are now organizing the Show Guide and Golf Tournament for the 2004 Car Rental Show in Las Vegas on Oct 10-12. The 2004 show is expected to be well attended and will provide many exciting opp...

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ACTIF Welcomes the Following NEW MEMBERS!

The success of ACTIF as an influential organization in the auto rental industry depends on its members. A warm welcome is extended to the following companies that have joined ACTIF since May 20...

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ACTIF Members: Recommendations are being accepted for the 2004 Board of Directors Election

The Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) is now accepting recommendations for its 2004/2005 Board of Directors election. ACTIF is looking for five car rental...

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ACTIF TO LOOK AT LONG TERM PLAN FOR INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION

The Association of Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) has announced the formation of a new independent committee to evaluate the current business model by which ACTIF oper...

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VIP Launches Car Rental Business Unit

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada -- VIP Investment Corp., formerly known as VIP International, has launched a standalone car rental business unit called CARS. VIP is a leading reservations and channel m...

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Enterprise Acquires Merchants Rental Division

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car has acquired Merchants Automotive Group's rental division, which includes a 1,500-vehicle fleet and 17 rental locations."Much thought has gone into this...

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R.I. Governor Vetoes Anti-Steering Bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has vetoed a bill aimed at protecting a policyholder's right to choose a rental car provider. The bill (S-2616) would have prohibited ins...

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Payless' Web Revenues Rise 31% in FY 2004

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -– In fiscal-year 2004, Payless Car Rental System saw a 31% increase in its own Web site's revenues, with an average of 11 million hits per month, the company said. The comp...

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Budget Doubles Rewards for Small Businesses

PARSIPPANY, N.J. –- Budget Rent A Car has teamed up with Southwest Airlines' online corporate booking tool, SWABIZ, to offer small businesses the chance to earn free travel faster. Through April...

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Enterprise, First Notice Form Alliance

BOSTON –- Enterprise Rent-A-Car has partnered with First Notice Systems, a claims-reporting service provider, to offer insurance customers car rental. Car insurance carriers using First Notice ...

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DTG Salutes Employees Serving in Military

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (DTG) on Thursday signed a statement of support for the National Guard and Reserve in a ceremony at the company's headquarters. Volunteer rep...

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PAC, Inc. Opens Additional Office in Florida

New York-based PAC, Inc., which specializes in providing optional coverage products to the rental industry, has opened a satellite office in Port Charlotte, Fla. ...

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Independence Air Launches Low-Fare Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Independence Air launched low-fare service from its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport June 16 with five destinations — Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago O’Har...

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Miles Joins Thrifty Columbus as Vice President

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kevin Miles, formerly the general manager at the Budget franchise in Columbus, Ohio, has joined the Thrifty franchise in Columbus as vice president of business development. Cen...

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AirIQ Acquires Aircept

TORONTO, Ontario -- AirIQ, a leading fleet tracking and telematics provider serving the car rental industry, has acquired telematics company Aircept.com LLC, based in Irvine, Calif. An AirIQ su...

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Cendant Reports Holiday Reservations Up More than 10%

NEW YORK -- Cendant Corp. reported that Avis and Budget's reservations for the July 4 holiday weekend are up more than 10% compared to last year. Reservations for July as a whole are up nearly 5...

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Driving E-Commerce on an International Scale

When the growth of Thrifty’s Web presence called for a new enterprise content management system, the company selected Rhythmyx 5.

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VIP's Transition to Seamless Connectivity, Total Pricing

The reservations provider has partnered with TSD to optimize its rental car clients’ online bookings.

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The Call for Competition in Insurance Replacement

One company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has more than 85% market share. But competitors and industry software providers are stepping up efforts to challenge the company's dominance.

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It’s Time to Ditch the Incremental Sales Stigma

High-pressure sales techniques don’t fuel incremental sales. The truth is, the products genuinely add value to the customer experience and help build customer relationships.

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