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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ACTIF Virtual Seminar Series: Don’t Miss July’s Virtual Seminar!

Attend the next virtual seminar – July 22, 2003 – for industry updates, educational sessions and networking with your peers – from the comfort of your office! Attend the seminars yourself or ha...

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Reminder: ACTIF Changes Dues Billing Cycle

All ACTIF Members and Associate Members will receive a dues invoice sometime this week. In an ongoing effort to provide better service to all ACTIF members, ACTIF has decided to change its dues...

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ACTIF Is Giving Away 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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Avis, Hertz Excel in Latest J.D. Power Study

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Sharp increases in rental car pricing have changed the way consumers view their car rental experience, according to the "J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Domestic Airpor...

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Car Rental Direct to be Liquidated

LOS ANGELES -- MAII Holdings announced plans for Chapter 7 liquidation of its subsidiary Car Rental Direct. The announcement followed Car Rental Direct's revelation earlier this month that it ha...

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ANC Rental Corp. Signs Sale Agreement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- ANC Rental Corp., parent company of Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental, has signed an agreement to sell nearly all its assets to a private investment group. The sa...

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New Hampshire Senate Rejects Proposed RAC Tax

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Senate this month approved a $9 billion budget plan, but scrapped a proposed $2 per-day tax on rental cars. The rental car tax had been proposed to fund the La...

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Hotwire Expands Canadian RAC Discounts

SAN FRANCISCO -- Discount travel site Hotwire.com has expanded its rental car discounts for Canadian cities. Hotwire rental cars can now be purchased for airport pickup in Montreal, Vancouver, T...

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Cendant Promotes Salerno to CEO of Rental Group

NEW YORK -- Cendant Corp. today announced the promotion of F. Robert Salerno to chief executive officer of the Cendant Car Rental Group, a subsidiary that operates the Avis and Budget rent-a-car...

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Thrifty's 'Human Transporter' Sweepstakes Returns

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental announced it's extending its popular sweepstakes and giving away three more Segway Human Transporters and 84 more weeks of free car rentals.The original sweeps...

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Avis Website Now Available in Spanish, Portuguese

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System has introduced Spanish and Portuguese language versions of its global Website, www.avis.com. Until this launch, the site offered English and French Can...

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Seasonal Storms Trigger Shifts in Demand

In 2003's second quarter, the sagging economy and military action in Iraq have taken a toll on car rental demand. But early this quarter, the weather also played a role in demand -- at least in...

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L.A. Reportedly Pushing for New Orange County Airport

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Times reported today that the city of Los Angeles has secretly asked for federal authority to run a commercial airport at the former El Toro Marine air base in Ora...

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