Ohio RACs Reorganize Association

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The car rental operators of Ohio have reorganized their association and renamed it the Ohio Car Rental Association (OHIOCRA). The group was previously known as the Ohio Allianc...

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DTG's 2003 Revenue Up 8.4%

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group reported that the company's revenue in 2003 was a record $1.23 billion, an 8.4% increase from 2002's total. Net income was $19.8 million (78 cents...

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Americar's Syracuse Operation Becomes Thrifty Location

TULSA, Okla. -- Owners of the Americar location in North Syracuse, N.Y., reached a deal with Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, making the operation a Thrifty Car Rental franchise. The location, ...

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ACTIF Welcomes the Following New Members

ACTIF Welcomes the Following NEW MEMBERS!The success of ACTIF as an influential organization in the auto rental industry depends on its members. A warm welcome is extended to the following comp...

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Avis' 4th-Quarter Revenue Totals $627.4 Million

NEW YORK – Cendant Corp. reported that Avis' revenue totaled $627.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2003, up 1.8% compared to the same period in 2002. Rental days sold totaled 13,277,000, compa...

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DTG Acquires Franchisees in Aspen and Greensboro

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group announced the company has acquired the Thrifty franchise operation in Greensboro, N.C., as well as the Thrifty and Dollar franchise operations in ...

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Rent-A-Wreck Partners With Sunbelt Business Advisors

OWINGS MILLS, Md. –- Rent-A-Wreck of America announced it has partnered with Sunbelt Business Advisors, a major business brokerage network, to assist franchisees in developing succession plans a...

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Enterprise Wins Appeals Case Tied to Employee Fatality

NEW YORK -- A U.S. Appeals Court last month upheld an earlier court decision for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ruling that the widow of an Enterprise employee killed on the job was not entitled to cla...

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ACTIF would like to thank Cruise Seminar sponsors for their support

As always, the success of ACTIF’s programs and events relies on the support of its Founding, Charter and Associate members. ACTIF would like to extend special recognition to the companies that...

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ACTIF Bahamas Cruise Earns Winning Scores

On February 5, 2004, an eager group of ACTIF members and vendors boarded the Carnival Fantasy for a 3-day Cruise Seminar to the Bahamas. ACTIF’s first Cruise Seminar featured two mornings of ed...

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ACTIF Speaks out for its members –- Recent attack on Rental Industry for use of vehicle tracking technology

ACTIF Response to “Some Rental Cars Are Keeping Tabs on the Drivers” By CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT Published: January 13, 2004 ACTIF (The Association for Car & Truck Rental Independent and Franchisees...

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Europcar's Fleet to Feature Navigation Systems

CRANFIELD, England -- Europcar announced plans to offer a navigation system as standard equipment on all new Mercedes Benz cars in its U.K. rental fleet. The navigation system, Smartnav, is manu...

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U.S. Airline Passenger Volume Flat in 2003

WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. airlines carried 0.4% fewer domestic passengers during the first nine months of 2003, compared to the comparable period in 2002, according to the U.S. Transportation Depa...

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Thrifty Expands Presence in Germany

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group announced that Car & Fly GmbH, the company's master franchisee for the Thrifty Car Rental brand in Germany for more than a year, recently opened a...

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2004 Vans Excel in Government Crash Tests

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The 2004 Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna vans all earned top ratings of five stars for both the driver and right front passenger in new frontal...

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ACNielsen Rates Travelocity, Expedia Leading Brands

NEW YORK -- Travelocity and Expedia are the most valuable brands in online travel, and their brand equity plays a key role in driving traffic to their sites, according to a new study released by...

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'03 Rental Market Accounts for 1.7M Used Vehicle Units

LAS VEGAS –- In a year when incentives kept new car sales high and prices low, used car sales more than held their own, with a record 43.6 million vehicles retailed in 2003 at a value of $370 bi...

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Strengthening Your Web Marketing Program

Research indicates online travel reservations are on the rise. A presence on the right search engines is key to directing qualified leads to your Website.

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Vanguard Headquarters to Move to Tulsa

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc., which operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, plans to move its headquarters to the Tulsa, Okla., area by the end of t...

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Dollar Thrifty Retains EDS for Reservation IT Work

PLANO, Texas -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTG) has awarded information technology provider EDS a seven-year contract. Under the extended agreement, EDS will continue to provide midrange s...

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