Cendant, Hertz Executives Elected to OpenTravel Board

WASHINGTON D.C. -- John Turato, vice president of technology for Cendant Car Rental Group, and James White, director of global automation marketing for Hertz Corp., have been elected to the Open...

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Thrifty Partners With Lake Michigan Ferry Service

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -– Thrifty Car Rental has partnered with a Michigan Lake high-speed ferry service to offer car rental. Beginning today, Thrifty is the exclusive in-terminal car rental provider ...

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Thrifty Rolls Out Program for Smaller Businesses

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental has introduced a new program, SmartBiz, which offers guaranteed business rental rates to small and medium-sized companies. There is no minimum financial commit...

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Budget Extends AAdvantage Triple Miles Offer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System has extended a promotion for members of American Airlines' frequent flyer program. AAdvantage members can continue to earn triple miles on all qualif...

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Wm. Rigg Co. Acquires Webber Insurance Agency

FT. WORTH,Texas -- Wm. Rigg Co. has acquired Webber Insurance Agency, a property and casualty insurance company whose clients include Capps Van and Car Rental and Advantage Rent-A-Car. The trans...

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Hertz Opens Location in Draper, Utah

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- The Hertz Corp. has opened a Hertz Local Edition facility in Draper, Utah. The facility is in the Albertson/Draper Shopping Plaza, just a two-minute drive south of Sandy Sout...

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Payless System Fleet Expands by 2,000 Vehicles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System Inc. has added six new franchise locations, resulting in 2,000 more vehicles in the system's fleet. New franchises are in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale ...

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Hertz Opens Location in Meriden, Conn.

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- A new Hertz Local Edition location has opened in Meriden, Conn., reflecting Hertz's strategy to expand local-market operations. The location is near downtown Meriden, close t...

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Kansas City Arena Plan Calls for $4/Day Rental Tax

KANSAS CITY –- Backed by Mayor Kay Barnes, a new proposal for a downtown arena here calls for 60% public funding using a $4-a-day hike in local rental car taxes. The city council is expected to ...

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Enterprise Opens Branch in Alaska

ST. LOUIS -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car this month opened its first branch in Alaska. With the new Anchorage location, Enterprise now has a presence in all 50 states. "This business was started in...

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Dollar Partners With Hudson's Bay for Rewards Program

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car and Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) launched a program in which Dollar customers can earn Hbc Rewards bonus points at all Canadian and U.S. locations. Hbc Rewards ...

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Avis Completes Navigation System Rollout

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car and Motorola have completed their nationwide rollout of "Avis Assist" -- a mobile phone-based navigation system now available in 57 U.S. cities. Powered by Mo...

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DTG Promotes Gadlage to Director of Image, Compliance

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has promoted Judy Gadlage to director of image and compliance. Gadlage is now responsible for ensuring the uniform appearance of personnel and fa...

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Postcard Sponsorship Selling Out Fast –- Reserve Yours Today

ACTIF recently announced a new sponsorship opportunity for Founding, Charter and Associate members. Word has spread fast and out of eight original opportunities, only THREE remain! ACTIF is se...

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Members Only: Most recent Legislative Updates Online May 1

This COULD be happening in your state: This Bill would make the refusal by an insurance company of a policyholder’s direction to pay a rental car company of the policyholder’s choice an unfair c...

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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 March ...

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Ohio Car Rental Assn. to Meet May 25

COLUMBUS, Ohio –- The Ohio Car Rental Association has scheduled a meeting for May 25 at the Marriott Columbus Airport to discuss priorities for the coming year.To join the association or attend ...

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Wolf to Head DTG's European Sales

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. has appointed Marion Wolf the company's director of European sales. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Wolf will be responsible for maintain...

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Industry Seeks Compromise on Tort Reform in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A bill seeking to repeal vicarious liability for car rental and leasing companies failed to pass a vote by the Connecticut House Judiciary Committee on April 6. As a result, ...

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