Worldspan Sold, New V.P. Named

ATLANTA -- Travel Transaction Processing Corp., a newly formed company owned by Citigroup Venture Capital and Teachers' Merchant Bank, has acquired Worldspan, a major provider of technology and ...

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National Employees at LaGuardia Victims of Hoax

NEW YORK -- National Car Rental employees at LaGuardia Airport received a scare last Thursday after they discovered a gun and what appeared to be a bomb in the trunk of a minivan. However, the p...

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Budget Launches Business Rewards Program

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System Inc. today launched an incentive program designed to reward travel agents for enrolling small businesses into the Budget Business Program. Agents who...

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Avis Not Liable for Accident Involving Stolen Car

SAN JOSE, Calif. -– Upholding an earlier trial court decision, a California Appeals Court on June 16 held that Avis Rent A Car wasn't liable for injuries suffered in an accident caused by someon...

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Study Stresses Travel's Link to Economic Recovery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --- Business travel spending is down compared to last year, but there's room for optimism, according to a study by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). As security co...

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Win a FREE Trip For Two To Orlando!

Hurry! Your chance to win a FREE trip for two to Orlando, Florida, and the 2003 Car Rental Show will end soon! All you have to do to enter to win the Grand Prize is help ACTIF recruit new memb...

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Renew Your Membership Today!

If you have not yet renewed your ACTIF membership, you will soon receive a second notice dues invoice. Don’t miss your chance to stay involved in ACTIF and the vehicle rental industry.In an ong...

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Members Only: Most Recent Legislative Updates Online July 1

This COULD be happening in your state: A State Bill was recently passed that imposes an excise tax on rental vehicles rented for a period of less than 90 days of 10% of the total fees and costs ...

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Builder Selected for Oakland Airport Expansion

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Airport administrators in Oakland have selected Turner Construction Co. as the lead builder for the airport's expansion project, which will include a consolidated rental car f...

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Creating a Culture of Employee Training

Lack of adequate training is a leading cause of employee turnover. By committing to a formal new-hire training program, you can lower turnover and raise customer satisfaction and sales.

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Navigating the Downsizing Minefield

When employee layoffs become unavoidable, car rental operators must take steps to protect themselves from potential lawsuits.

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Miami Operator Unwittingly Infringes on Copyright

Miami Rent a Car is hit with a lawsuit after its Web designer picks up material from MetroGuide.com. The suit is settled quickly but not without consequences.

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Correction to Auto Rental News Print Version

The correct e-mail address for the Khoury Group is [email protected] ...

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ANC Records Net Loss of $22.5 Million for May

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- ANC Rental Corp. posted a net loss of $22.5 million in May, according to the company's monthly operating report released yesterday.Revenue totaled nearly $153.3 million....

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Hertz Upgrades NeverLost GPS System

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Hertz announced a number of upcoming upgrades to its GPS navigation system, NeverLost. Upgrades include a full-coverage map database from Navigation Technologies. The improve...

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Car Rental Express Featured on MSNBC Website

MSNBC's Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Website yesterday featured an article on Car Rental Express.com, a Website and booking engine for independent car rental agencies. Car Rental Express.com l...

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Budget Launches Promo for Travel Agents

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System Inc. today launched a Latin American/Caribbean promotion for U.S. travel agents enrolled in Unlimited Budget, the company's travel agent loyalty prog...

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Payless Franchisee Opts for Parking Brand as Well

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System Inc. announced the addition of two new franchisees, serving Jacksonville, Fla., and San Diego, Calif., respectively. The Jacksonville location i...

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DTG to Permit Dual-Franchising in Smaller Markets

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (DTG) announced that franchisees of the Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental brands may now dual-franchise in small markets where the com...

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Avis to Offer OnStar Personal Calling

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System announced plans to begin offering the OnStar Personal Calling service as an enhancement to the 7,000 OnStar-equipped vehicles already available with ei...

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