Thrifty Launches Web Site Contest

TULSA, Okla. -- To celebrate the relaunch of its Web site, Thrifty Car Rental is giving away 92 weeks of free car rentals.Through May 31, customers who visit Thrifty.com can sign up for a chance...

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Budget Appoints Belzberg, Sotir to Board

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Group has appointed Morris Belzberg, a former Budget CEO, and Mark Sotir, the company’s current president and COO, to its board of directors. The company also announced tha...

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Car Rental Direct Secures $10 Million Credit

LOS ANGELES -- Car Rental Direct, a subsidiary of MAII Holdings, announced it has obtained a new $10 million line of credit from Ford Motor Credit Corp. CRD intends to use the credit line to fin...

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Budget Teams with Roots Athletic Wear

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Rent a Car has added an athletic wear manufacturer, Roots, to its Perfect Drive customer rewards program.Perfect Drive has a membership of more than 1 million Budget custom...

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Acme Rent-A-Car Ordered to Return Speeding Fines

HARTFORD, Conn. -– The Connecticut Consumer Protection Department on Wednesday, Feb. 20, ordered Acme Rent-A-Car to return all money it has collected in speeding fines charged to customers since...

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Tennessee Tax Law Changed to Help Fund Arena

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee legislators last week approved a new car rental tax law, paving the way for a 2% surcharge on car rentals at Memphis International Airport to help fund construction...

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ANC Secures $1 Billion for New Car Purchases

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- ANC Rental Corp. announced it will use up to $1 billion of financing capacity by ARG Funding Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary, to purchase new vehicles. A U.S. bankruptcy...

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North Carolina Transit Tax to Begin April 1

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Despite opposition from local car rental operators, a local transportation board last week approved a 5% tax on all car rental transactions in North Carolina's Forsyth and Gu...

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Dollar Thrifty's 4th-Quarter Loss: $13.8 Million

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group reported a net loss of $13.8 million, or 57 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2001. In comparison, the company posted net earnings of $6 ...

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Dollar Launches Frequent Flyer Sweepstakes

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car has launched its "One Million Frequent Flyer Miles" Sweepstakes, giving customers the chance to win one of 10 monthly 100,000 frequent-flyer miles from the part...

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TSD Integrates Software With Reynolds' ERA System

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- The Reynolds & Reynolds Co. announced that TSD Inc. has completed its Performance Path Data Access Certification Program. This followed the completion of the interface be...

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Alamo Opens New Operations in Australia

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- Alamo Rent A Car has expanded operations in Australia at major airport destinations, including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane.Alamo joined forces with...

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Orion-BMS Schedules User Group Conference in March

OMAHA, Neb. -- Orion-BMS has scheduled a users group conference for March 10-13. Held at the Embassy Suites in Omaha, the conference will include classes with hands-on demonstrations of such new...

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Budget in Jeopardy of Losing NYSE Listing

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Group Inc. said that the New York Stock Exchange has warned the company that it currently falls short of the exchange's listing criteria. Budget Group doesn't currently mee...

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Avis Launches Child Safety Seat Promotion

PARSIPPANY, N.Y. -- Underscoring the importance of child passenger safety, Avis has created a "rent one and the rest are free" child safety seat offer that families can take advantage of Feb. 1...

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ACTIF to Hold Conference for Managers, Owners

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- The Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) will hold a management conference on Feb. 19-21 at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las V...

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Elder Retires, Thrifty Acquires Welcome Corp.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- After more than 32 years as a Thrifty Car Rental franchisee, Ken Elder has sold his business, Welcome Corp., to Thrifty and announced his retirement. Throughout his career, El...

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Enterprise Expands Airport Presence

ST. LOUIS -- Though Enterprise Rent-A-Car is known primarily for its dominance of the neighborhood car rental market, the company has begun expanding its airport operations. In recent months, fo...

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Enterprise Opens Spokane Airport Location

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened a new location at the Spokane International Airport. Known as the non-airport rental car company, Enterprise recently began expanding its airpo...

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Dollar.com Adds Live Chat Text

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc., has begun responding live to online customer inquiries on dollar.com. Dollar.com users can click on one ...

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