Cappy Set to Address Car Rental Show

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Organizers of the upcoming Car Rental Show announced that Joseph Cappy, CEO and chairman of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, will serve as the trade show's keynote speaker. T...

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DTG Closes Okmulgee Reservations Center

TULSA, Okla. -- Citing an increase in online reservations, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. announced plans to close its reservations center in Okmulgee, Okla. The company said it will try t...

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Hertz Local Edition Partners With FixUSA

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- The Hertz Corp. has partnered with FixUSA, the U.S. division of FixAuto, to provide car rental services to FixUSA's network of independent auto body repair centers.Through He...

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Avis Launches 'Try Harder' Contest

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Avis' "We Try Harder" tagline, the rent-a-car system has created a summer-long campaign to reward employees and customers who "try h...

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Travel Agencies File Suit Over RAC Commissions

SAN DIEGO -- Four travel agencies, along with a former travel agency owner, have filed a class-action suit against six major car rental systems, alleging that the RACs have routinely short-chang...

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California Triples Vehicle Registration Fee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In response to the state's $38 billion budget shortfall, Governor Gray Davis and his administration have tripled the state vehicle registration fee without a legislative vo...

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Hopes Raised for Toronto Travel Rebound

TORONTO -- The World Health Organization last Wednesday removed Toronto from the list of places affected by SARS, triggering hopes that the local travel industry will rebound soon. The decision ...

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Worldspan Sold, New V.P. Named

ATLANTA -- Travel Transaction Processing Corp., a newly formed company owned by Citigroup Venture Capital and Teachers' Merchant Bank, has acquired Worldspan, a major provider of technology and ...

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National Employees at LaGuardia Victims of Hoax

NEW YORK -- National Car Rental employees at LaGuardia Airport received a scare last Thursday after they discovered a gun and what appeared to be a bomb in the trunk of a minivan. However, the p...

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Budget Launches Business Rewards Program

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System Inc. today launched an incentive program designed to reward travel agents for enrolling small businesses into the Budget Business Program. Agents who...

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Avis Not Liable for Accident Involving Stolen Car

SAN JOSE, Calif. -– Upholding an earlier trial court decision, a California Appeals Court on June 16 held that Avis Rent A Car wasn't liable for injuries suffered in an accident caused by someon...

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Study Stresses Travel's Link to Economic Recovery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --- Business travel spending is down compared to last year, but there's room for optimism, according to a study by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). As security co...

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Win 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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Renew Your Membership Today!

If you have not yet renewed your ACTIF membership, you will soon receive a second notice dues invoice. Don’t miss your chance to stay involved in ACTIF and the vehicle rental industry.In an ong...

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Members Only: Most Recent Legislative Updates Online July 1

This COULD be happening in your state: A State Bill was recently passed that imposes an excise tax on rental vehicles rented for a period of less than 90 days of 10% of the total fees and costs ...

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Builder Selected for Oakland Airport Expansion

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Airport administrators in Oakland have selected Turner Construction Co. as the lead builder for the airport's expansion project, which will include a consolidated rental car f...

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Creating a Culture of Employee Training

Lack of adequate training is a leading cause of employee turnover. By committing to a formal new-hire training program, you can lower turnover and raise customer satisfaction and sales.

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Navigating the Downsizing Minefield

When employee layoffs become unavoidable, car rental operators must take steps to protect themselves from potential lawsuits.

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Miami Operator Unwittingly Infringes on Copyright

Miami Rent a Car is hit with a lawsuit after its Web designer picks up material from MetroGuide.com. The suit is settled quickly but not without consequences.

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Correction to Auto Rental News Print Version

The correct e-mail address for the Khoury Group is [email protected] ...

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