GM Names Enterprise 'Preferred Provider'

DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. announced that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been selected as the preferred provider for courtesy transportation for all Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac/GMC ...

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Hertz Opens Local Market Location in Hartford

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- The Hertz Corp. has opened its first suburban facility in Hartford, Conn. The company hosted a grand-opening celebration for local area body shops and insurance companies las...

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Budget to Feature MADD Promotion

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System announced it will promote safe driving and carpooling throughout the season in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's (MADD) 17th annual "Tie One...

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DTG Appoints V.P.-Customer Advocate

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTG) has named Janet Worley to the newly created position of vice president-customer advocate.In her new role, Worley will oversee the company's ...

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Payless to Usher in 2004 With Special Rates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Payless Rental System is offering compact cars for only $20.04 in 2004 at participating locations when the vehicle is booked online for travel between Jan. 1-31, 2004. Cus...

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Avis Launches Ski Promotion

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Through April 30, 2004, Avis customers can receive a free ski rack as well as $50 off the weekly rental of a sports utility vehicle, $25 off a weekly rental of all other car ...

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AT&T Wins $10.5 Million Enterprise Contract

ST. LOUIS -- AT&T has won a three-year $10.5 million contract from Enterprise Rent-A-Car to develop and implement an integrated networking platform for e-business applications in Europe. AT&T sa...

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Hertz Partners with AirTran for Promotion

ORLANDO, Fla. -- AirTran Airways launched a partnership that allows A-Plus Rewards members to earn credits toward free travel when renting from Hertz. A-Plus Rewards members can earn double cre...

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Thrifty Upgrades Amadeus GDS Level

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental recently completed its upgrade on the Amadeus GDS, which will allow travelers and travel agents to access Thrifty's complete inventory of vehicles directly fro...

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Enterprise Opens Orange, Mass., Location

ORANGE, Mass. -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened a new rental office here at 109 New Athol Road. "At Enterprise, our top priority is customer service, and we're looking forward to working with ...

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Survey Forecasts Corporate Travel to Remain Flat

ATLANTA -- Although the economy is slowly rebounding, it appears that U.S. corporations remain cautious with their 2004 travel budgets. WorldTravel BTI's annual client survey conducted in August...

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IT Specialist Joins Cendant as Senior VP

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Cendant Car Rental Group, owner of the Avis and Budget car rental systems, announced that Mary LeBlanc has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information o...

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Cruise sponsorship opportunities for rental industry vendors

As a vendor to the vehicle rental industry, your value to ACTIF is immeasurable. ACTIF is always looking for ways to connect members with the vendors whose products and services can help the re...

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ALL ABOARD for ACTIF -- Cruise Seminar Feb 5-8, 2004

These low prices are ONLY guaranteed through November 24, 2003 With the cold weather and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, wouldn't it be nice to spend an afternoon lounging ...

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Schwarzenegger Rescinds Car Tax Hike

SACRAMENTO -- Keeping his campaign promise, newly installed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday signed an executive order to repeal the state's new $4 billion hike of the state v...

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New Seattle, Puerto Rico Franchises Join Payless

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System announced the addition of two new franchises -- one in the Seattle area and one in Puerto Rico.The Seattle area franchise features a fleet of 20...

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Abrams Travel Data to Launch Benchmark Survey

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Abrams Travel Data Services (ATD) has launched a quarterly survey aimed at measuring rental car industry performance. A report summarizing the results is available to surve...

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Enterprise CEO Chairs Urban League Fundraiser

ST. LOUIS -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car Chairman and CEO Andrew C. Taylor led the National Urban League’s efforts to raise a record-breaking $1.5 million at the organization's 47th Annual Equal Oppor...

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GM Equips 15-Seat Vans With Stabilization Systems

WARREN, Mich. -- The 2004 GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express, the industry's first and only 15-passenger vans with a stability enhancement and traction control system, will go on sale beginning in...

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AAA Reports Oct. Increase in Rental Reservations

ORLANDO -- The Auto Club's overall travel bookings increased by more than 3% in October over the same period last year, according to the monthly AAA National Travel Barometer. The largest increa...

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