House Bill Introduced to Prohibit Excise Taxes

A diverse coalition of consumer organizations, travel associations and car rental companies announced on May 25 that they support H.R. 2453, which prohibits future discriminatory car rental excise taxes and protects the rights of all car rental customers.


Sixt AG Reports Record Profits

Germany's largest car rental company reported a 12.9 percent increase in consolidated profit for the quarter.


Advantage Promotes Vicki Goldman

She will lead the car rental company's state and local government sales.


Last Days to Pre-Register Online for Car Rental Show 2007

Online registration closes at 10:00am PDT on June 1st! Have you signed up yet?


B.C. Caps Vicarious Liability

B.C. caps vicarious liability for vehicle rental and leasing companies at Cdn$1 million.


Advantage Rent A Car Celebrates New Facility

The car rental company was recently joined by local city officials and celebrities for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.


PhillyCarShare Expands

A new hybrid car share program was recently launched in Wilmington, Del. for use by city employees.


Atlanta Airport Faces Audit over Rental Car Site

Costs for the new facility have already exceeded $24 million more than initially expected.


Avis Offers Mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot

Recently launched in San Francisco, the service provides travelers with a broadband wireless Internet connection.


Dollar Thrifty Gets a "B+"

S&P recently assigned the rental car company a corporate credit rating.


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