Cendant Annual Meeting Set for April 20

NEW YORK -- Cendant Corp. today announced that its annual meeting of stockholders will be held on April 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt New YorkCendant owns Avis and Budget.The company's annu...

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ZAP Opens Electric Car Operation in Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Transportation company ZAP announced it has opened a rental operation here with more than 100 electric cars. The company has also opened a dealership on Las Vegas' auto row.ZAP of ...

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DTG Acquires Thrifty Franchise in Detroit

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group announced it has acquired the Thrifty Car Rental franchise serving the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Terms of the transaction weren't...

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Advantage Names Regional Director for Dallas, Houston

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Ken Nicholson has joined Advantage Rent-A-Car as regional director for Dallas and Houston as well as all of Oklahoma. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the b...

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Avis Upgrade Promo to Benefit Make-A-Wish

PHOENIX -- Avis Rent A Car System has launched a special holiday promotion aimed at supporting the Make-A-wish Foundation and increasing customer upgrades. Through Feb. 8 of 2004, customers can...

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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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Cruise sponsorship opportunities for rental industry vendors

ACTIF Needs YOU! As a vendor to the vehicle rental industry, your value to ACTIF is immeasurable. ACTIF is always looking for ways to connect members with the vendors whose products and servic...

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GM Introduces Stability Enhancement and Traction Control System

The following information was developed by the Loss Control Department of ACTIF Member Philadelphia Insurance Companies.General Motors recently announced that the 2004 GMC Savana and Chevrolet ...

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Don't miss out on ACTIF's exciting Cruise Seminar! Only 5 berths are available for these LOW prices

Join ACTIF for an exciting seminar aboard a Carnival Cruise to the BAHAMAS, February 5-8, 2004! Prices for this cruise seminar were only guaranteed through last Friday. However, ACTIF was able t...

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DTG Acquires Thrifty Franchise in Memphis

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. announced the acquisition of the Thrifty Car Rental franchise in Memphis, Tenn. The purchase includes the Thrifty operation at Memphis Intern...

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GM Names Enterprise 'Preferred Provider'

DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. announced that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been selected as the preferred provider for courtesy transportation for all Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac/GMC ...

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Hertz Opens Local Market Location in Hartford

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- The Hertz Corp. has opened its first suburban facility in Hartford, Conn. The company hosted a grand-opening celebration for local area body shops and insurance companies las...

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Budget to Feature MADD Promotion

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System announced it will promote safe driving and carpooling throughout the season in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's (MADD) 17th annual "Tie One...

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DTG Appoints V.P.-Customer Advocate

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTG) has named Janet Worley to the newly created position of vice president-customer advocate.In her new role, Worley will oversee the company's ...

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Payless to Usher in 2004 With Special Rates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Payless Rental System is offering compact cars for only $20.04 in 2004 at participating locations when the vehicle is booked online for travel between Jan. 1-31, 2004. Cus...

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Avis Launches Ski Promotion

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Through April 30, 2004, Avis customers can receive a free ski rack as well as $50 off the weekly rental of a sports utility vehicle, $25 off a weekly rental of all other car ...

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AT&T Wins $10.5 Million Enterprise Contract

ST. LOUIS -- AT&T has won a three-year $10.5 million contract from Enterprise Rent-A-Car to develop and implement an integrated networking platform for e-business applications in Europe. AT&T sa...

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Hertz Partners with AirTran for Promotion

ORLANDO, Fla. -- AirTran Airways launched a partnership that allows A-Plus Rewards members to earn credits toward free travel when renting from Hertz. A-Plus Rewards members can earn double cre...

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Thrifty Upgrades Amadeus GDS Level

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental recently completed its upgrade on the Amadeus GDS, which will allow travelers and travel agents to access Thrifty's complete inventory of vehicles directly fro...

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Enterprise Opens Orange, Mass., Location

ORANGE, Mass. -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened a new rental office here at 109 New Athol Road. "At Enterprise, our top priority is customer service, and we're looking forward to working with ...

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