Avis Provides Interface With Four GDS Systems

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System Inc. announced it has partnered with all four major global distribution systems (GDS) to provide direct access to its reservation system. In an effort ...

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Dollar Florida President to Head Tourism Board

TAMPA, Fla. -- Dollar Rent A Car Florida President Peter Guptill has been elected chairman of the board of directors for Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing corporation. Guptill will pr...

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Budget Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Group voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Monday, July 29, citing the need to reduce its non-vehicle debt and secure new capital investmen...

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Thrifty, Walmart Partner for Flat Rate Rental Plan

BRISBANE, Calif. -- Walmart.com and Thifty Car Rental have entered into an exclusive marketing and sales agreement to provide anytime, anywhere flat-rate pricing for Thrifty's compact and interm...

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Enterprise Redesigns Web Site

ST. LOUIS -- In an effort to make renting a car online even easier, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has rolled out a redesigned Web site at www.enterprise.com. Now making online rental car reservations at...

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Operators Launch Drive to Repeal Columbus $4/Day Tax

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Car rental companies here have launched a petition drive to place a new $4-a-day car rental tax, approved by the Columbus City Council in June, before a public vote. Working cl...

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ZAP Unveils Electric Car Rental Program

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Working in conjunction with Global Electric Motorcars LLC, a DaimlerChrysler Company, ZAP announced it will be renting neighborhood electric vehicles throughout California....

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Budget Licensee's GPS Use Spurs Lawsuits

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Car rental customers recently filed at least four lawsuits against a local Budget Rent a Car licensee, after the company used its GPS tracking systems to levy penalties against ...

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Avis to Unveil Community Involvement Program

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System will kick off its "Avis Cares About Community" program on Thursday morning, July 18, at its corporate headquarters. The program is aimed at supporting ...

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Hertz Redesigns Web Site

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Hertz.com has been redesigned to further simplify and personalize the online reservation process.In addition to its popular "Special Offers" section, the new site features a ...

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Kansas City Airport Shelves People-Mover Project

KANSAS CITY -- Because of budget constraints, officials at the Kansas City International Airport have opted to scale back an expansion project, shelving plans for a people mover that would have ...

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Enterprise Defends Firing of Controller

ST. LOUIS -- In a court hearing this month, an attorney for Enterprise Rent-A-Car defended the company's decision in January 2001 to fire Thomas P. Dunn from his $650,000-a-year position as vice...

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Dollar Opens In-Terminal at Norfolk

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Rent A Car announced it has opened a new in-terminal location at the Norfolk, Va., International Airport. The operation is located in the baggage claim area, below the air...

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Thrifty Opens New Nashville Location

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Thrifty Car Rental announced it has opened a new location in downtown Nashville. Located at 1204 Demonbreun St., the operation offers a full range of Chrysler vehicles, inclu...

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Alamo Seeks to Boost German Reservations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Alamo Rent-A-Car is now offering travel-agent partners more incentives to book reservations in Germany.Agents booking an Alamo car rental in Germany can offer clients sa...

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N.Y. Legislators Pass Reform Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. -- In a major victory for the car rental industry, the New York Senate and Assembly on June 20 passed a bill that would lift the state's ban on collision damage waiver (CDW) sales a...

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Dollar Thrifty Earnings to Exceed Early Estimates

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. announced it expects to exceed early earnings estimates of 54 cents per share for the second quarter. "Throughout the second quarter, we hav...

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Columbus Passes $4-Per-Day Car Rental Tax

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus City Council on June 24 approved a $4-a-day car rental tax that the council expects to generate $6 million to $10 million for the city's general fund. Exempt from ...

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Payless Offers Online Coupon for Upgrades

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- To generate more online business, Payless Car Rental is offering an online coupon that can be redeemed for a free upgrade as well as $10 off any upgrade. As a result, the...

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Enterprise Opens Location at Outagamie Airport

GREENVILLE, Wis. -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car on June 19 celebrated the grand opening of its new location at the Outagamie County Regional Airport in Greenville, Wis. Enterprise takes over a spot pr...

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