Business Travel Could Drop Further in Wake of Terrorist Attacks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Many corporations and their corporate travel managers are reassessing their travel plans in the wake of Monday's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.In a sur...

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Dollar Expands Wireless Booking Capabilities

TULSA, Okla. -- In addition to booking a vehicle directly through dollar.com using a personal data assistant (PDA), Dollar Rent A Car customers now also have the option to book a vehicle from In...

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Alamo Local Market Division Expands in Chicago Market

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Alamo Local Market Division, a division of ANC Rental Corp., has opened nine new stores in the Chicago market area. The new Chicago area stores, part of the Local Market...

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Sandy Miller to Deliver Keynote at Car Rental Show

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- The Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) announced that Sandy Miller, chairman and CEO of Budget Group Inc., will deliver the keynote a...

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Manheim Releases Index Measuring Used Vehicle Values

ATLANTA – Wholesale used car prices stabilized in August after falling steadily for five months, according to Manheim Auctions. The company has released the first-ever Manheim Used Vehicle Value...

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National Teams With Buick for Sweepstakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Through Oct. 15, National and Buick are sponsoring the Rendezvous and Regal and "Drive Like a Champion" Sweepstakes. The two grand prizes are a 2002 Buick Rendezvous and...

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ANC Rental Corp. Turns to Online Training

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- ANC Rental Corp., the parent company of the Alamo and National car rental brands, has tapped Click2learn to create a corporate e-Learning hub to serve its North American emplo...

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Avis Names Fallon to Executive V.P. Position

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Chuck Fallon, an executive with a wide background in sales, operations and finance, has been named executive vice president of sales for Avis Rent A Car System, Inc."As we co...

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Reeling in the Revelers During Spring Break

Every March thousands of college students head south in search of the ultimate party. It's spring break — when they can finally take a breather from the grind and pressures of studying and taking exa...

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Can You Lawfully Require Customers to Purchase CDW or SLI?

Vehicle rental companies, especially independents and smaller franchisees, often ask our law firm whether they can require customers to purchase collision damage waivers or supplemental liability insurance.

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Payless to Participate in Worldspan Car Source

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Payless Car Rental System Inc. announced that the company will participate in Worldspan Car Source, the highest level of connectivity for the GDS. The new process allows t...

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GE Capital Fleet Services to Acquire Associates Fleet Services

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- GE Capital Fleet Services announced Friday, Aug. 31, that it has signed an agreement to purchase Associates Fleet Services, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Avis Web Site Now Offers Concierge Services for Travelers

GARDEN CITY, N.J. -- When traveling to unfamiliar cities, members of Avis' Preferred Select program for frequent travelers can now rely on Avis' special Preferred Select Web site to get recommen...

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Budget Appoints Tyler Best Vice President

Budget Group Inc. has appointed Tyler Best vice president and chief technology officer. In addition, the company has named David Coonfield vice president of shared services.Best will oversee all...

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Payless Expands Presence in South Florida

MIAMI -- Payless Car Rental Systems has opened three new franchise locations in South Florida. They are based in Miami International Airport, Miami Beach and Ft.Lauderdale/Hollywood Internationa...

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Thrifty Offers Double or Triple Frequent-Flyer Miles

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental is now offering its customers double or triple frequent-flyer award miles with seven of its airline partners for travel through Nov. 15.Specific details of eac...

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MAII to Purchase Car Rental Direct.com

LOS ANGELES -- MAII Holdings Inc. announced plans for one of its subsidiaries to purchase Car Rental Direct.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of GenesisIntermedia Inc. The closing of the sale, howe...

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Integrated Vehicle Systems Hires New Staff Members

Brian DeChant has been named account executive for Integrated Vehicle Systems, a division of Rental Concepts Inc. He will be responsible for sales and account maintenance for the Midwest territo...

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Dollar Offers Triple Mileage Plan Miles on Alaska Airlines

Dollar customers can now earn triple Mileage Plan Miles on Alaska Airlines with every qualifying rental of a compact or larger vehicle for two days or longer. The offer lasts through Dec. 15.Thi...

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Sidestep Partners with Fox Rent-A-Car

SANTA CLARA -- SideStep (www.sidestep.com), an online travel service, has announced a partnership with Fox Rent-A-Car, the largest independently owned car rental company in California."Fox will ...

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