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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Volunteer for an ACTIF committee today!

ACTIF is always looking for dedicated members of the vehicle rental industry to serve as volunteers on one or more of ACTIF’s committees. Serving on a committee is a terrific way to meet new p...

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TIA Forecasts Record Travel Spending in 2005

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Travel Industry Association of America forecasts that overall traveler spending by domestic and international visitors will increase 4.4% in 2004 to $568 billion, up from $5...

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United, Avis Partner for Online Promotion

CHICAGO -- United Airlines announced that customers who book travel on united.com now through Nov. 30 can qualify for one free car rental day from Avis. Mileage Plus members can also earn 50 mil...

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N.M. Governor Backs State Bill Raising Rental Tax

SANTA FE -- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has publicly endorsed an omnibus tax and highway bill that calls for a rental car surcharge hike from $2 a day to $4 a day.Introduced by Senate Ma...

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Courtney Leasing Moves to New Location

ORLANDO -- Courtney Leasing Inc., a leading vehicle leasing company, announced it is moving to a new location this week. The new address is 8126 Benrus St., Orlando, FL 32827 ...

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Avis Launches 'California Dreamin' Sweepstakes'

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System has launched Avis California Dreamin' Sweepstakes. Now through Jan. 16, U.S. travel agents who book Avis via the Galileo Global Distribution System (GD...

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Dollar Opens in Richmond Airport

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car has opened in-terminal at Richmond International Airport. "We're pleased to open in the Richmond airport located in the gateway of central Virginia and look for...

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Dollar Wins Website Award

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car's Website captured the Web Marketing Association's 2003 WebAward Standard of Excellence honor. This is Dollar's first award from the association. "We're please...

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U-Haul Adds Trucks to Meet Growing Demand

PHOENIX -- U-Haul International Inc. announced it has added 3,000 10-foot moving trucks to its existing rental fleet. These new trucks represent a second installment that completes a $90 million...

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Perot to Handle Vanguard's IT Services

PLANO, Texas -- Perot Systems Corp. and Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc. announced the signing of a 10-year $275 million information technology (IT) outsourcing contract. The contract calls for Pero...

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Integrated Vehicle Systems, Rental Concepts Merge

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Integrated Vehicle Systems and Rental Concepts Inc. announced plans to combine the two companies under one name, Fleet Response. "The decision to combine our two companies und...

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The Technology-Driven Web World Order

The Internet’s growing role as a core revenue channel, along with other advances in technology, creates growth opportunities for RACs bold enough to adapt quickly.

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Thrifty Reopens Washington D.C. Area Locations

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental is reopening its in-terminal operation at Richmond International Airport this weekend after a year-and-a-half absence. Citing customer demand, Thrifty also ann...

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New Study Says Students, Doctors More Accident Prone

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ever wonder which occupational groups are more likely to get in traffic accidents? According to a new study by Quality Planning Corp., which provides research for the insurance ...

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DTG Acquires Hartford Franchisee Operation

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has acquired the Thrifty Car Rental franchise operation in Hartford, Conn.The acquisition, effective Nov. 1, includes the Thrifty location at Brad...

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