Avis Sponsors Martial Arts Weekend in Tri-State Area

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System Inc. announced it is sponsoring Martial Arts Weekend, set for Sept. 21-22 at Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park in Jackson, N.J. Participating Avis r...

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Dollar Hires Pearman as V.P., Risk Management

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car announced Carlos Pearman has joined the company as vice president of risk management. Pearman will oversee the company's risk management program, as well as phy...

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Hertz Upgrades Galileo Connectivity

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Galileo International Inc., a travel distribution services company, announced that Hertz has upgraded to CarMaster Inside Availability, Galileo's highest level of connectivit...

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Dollar Takes Over Alamo Facility in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dollar Rent A Car has signed a five-year lease with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority to set up counter operations at the facility previously occupied by Alamo. ANC's...

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Sheriffs Probe Death of Enterprise Employee in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. –- The Shelby County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of Lorenzo Richards, a 29-year-old Enterprise Rent-A-Car employee in the Memphis area. Richards was f...

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Thrifty Opens New Location in Detroit Area

TROY, Mich. -- Thrifty Car Rental recently expanded its Detroit area operations with the opening of a new suburban location in Troy, Mich. The new location will allow Thrifty to provide rental s...

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Advantage Launches Value Service for AAA Members

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Advantage Rent-A-Car is now offering AAA members a 10% discount and waiving extra charges for second drivers and underage drivers."AAA represents a group of individuals and...

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Daewoo Production Resumes

SOUTH KOREA -- Daewoo Motor Co. announced it has resumed production because the company's main parts suppliers, including Korea Delphi, have ended a boycott. The boycott, prompted by Daewoo's un...

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DaimlerChrysler Releases Allowance Program

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- DaimlerChrysler announced its daily rental purchase program allowances for each eligible 2003 vehicle ordered and delivered by an authorized DaimlerChrysler Motors Corp. d...

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Columbus Voters to Decide Fate of Car Rental Tax

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus City Council on Thursday, Sept. 5, voted 7-0 to place the city's new car rental tax on the Nov. 5 ballot. Council members scheduled the special meeting after the O...

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Hertz's Online System Integrates Flight Tracking

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- The Hertz Corp. has integrated real-time flight tracking into its online car rental system.FlightView, developed by RLM Software, tracks customer flights using current radar ...

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Thrifty Launches Road Trip Promo

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental today launched its "Ultimate Road Trip" promotion, in which online customers vie for prizes and a dream vacation.Customers who visit thrifty.com through Dec. 1...

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Surcharge May Fund Further McCormick Place Expansion

CHICAGO -- The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which operates McCormick Place and Navy Pier, is proposing to extend a 6% car rental surcharge to help fund an $800 million expansion o...

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National Loses Arena Naming Rights

WILMINGTON, Del. -- A federal bankruptcy court judge in August ruled that National Car Rental must give up its naming rights for the Florida Panthers' arena. According to the Panthers' organizat...

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Cendant to Expense Stock Options

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Cendant Corp., which owns Avis and is in the process of acquiring Budget Group, announced it will expense future stock option grants beginning Jan. 1, 2003.The company said it ...

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Advantage Upgrades Booking Connectivity

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Advantage Rent-A-Car has enhanced its booking automation so that global distribution systems, such as Sabre, have direct access to Advantage's database of rates and informa...

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Cendant Agrees to Acquire Budget Group

New York, N.Y. -- Cendant Corp., owner of Avis, has agreed to acquire nearly all of Budget Group's assets for $107.5 million in cash. The deal also calls for Cendant's payment of certain transac...

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Alamo Resumes TV Advertising

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- ANC Rental Corp.'s new $10 million advertising campaign for its Alamo brand includes four TV commercials. Ad firm DG&A, based in Santa Monica, Calif., created the campai...

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Ohio Supreme Court to Rule on Columbus Tax

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Car rental operators here are awaiting an Ohio Supreme Court decision on whether a new $4-a-day car rental tax will take effect or go before a public vote.Because $4 a day repr...

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Advantage to Serve John Wayne Airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Advantage Rent-A-Car now provides service to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. The company has opened a location at the nearby Hilton Hotel. Customers can board the Ai...

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