New York Bills Seek Vicarious Liability Limits

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York legislators are considering bills seeking limits on car rental operators' vicarious liability in the state.The bills, introduced in both the Senate and Assembly, would p...

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McCann-Erickson Wins Budget RAC Ad Account

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car has awarded its advertising account to McCann-Erickson New York. Cliff Freeman and Partners previously held the Budget account, before Cendant acquired Budg...

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Dallas Cowboys Propose Stadium Tax

DALLAS -- Representatives from the Dallas Cowboys NFL team have proposed plans for a $500 million stadium funded in part by a new Dallas County car rental tax. The plan also calls for creation o...

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Enterprise's Taylor Makes Forbes' Billionaire List

NEW YORK -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor's $3 billion fortune earned him the 113th spot in Forbes magazine's latest list of billionaires. Microsoft's Bill Gates captured the number-...

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Enterprise Opens in Dayton Airport

DAYTON, Ohio -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car in February opened an on-airport location at Dayton International Airport.Car rental companies already operating on airport at Dayton are Avis, Budget, Doll...

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Thrifty, Enterprise to Operate at Wichita Airport

WICHITA, Kan. -- Despite protests from some of their competitors, Thrifty Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car received approval this week to begin operating on airport at Wichita Mid-Continent ...

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San Francisco Airport People-Mover Opens

SAN FRANCISCO -- After months of delays, San Francisco International Airport's AirTrain people-mover system last week began operations, transporting car rental customers between the airport term...

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Checking into Hotel Partnerships

Partnering with a hotel can provide a steady stream of referrals, extra exposure and marketing opportunities. But there are also hidden costs to consider.

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Diverse Marketing Drives Sales for American Van Rental

Event marketing is just one of the techniques that has helped the Atlanta-based independent rental company thrive for more than a decade.

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Shielding Your Company from Employee Fraud

Creating a positive work environment, along with keeping complete and accurate financial records, can help prevent employee fraud.

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Midwest Express to Launch Low-Fare Leisure Airline

MILWAUKEE -- Midwest Express Holdings Inc. announced plans to launch a low-fare airline focusing on the leisure market. The company said the yet-to-be-named airline will complement its existing ...

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Warwick Rental Facility in the Works

WARWICK, R.I. -- Authorities at T.F. Green Airport expect to firm up plans for a rental car garage by sometime next month, according to the Warwick Beacon newspaper.The Rhode Island Airport Corp...

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Avis Test-Markets Phone-Based Navigation System

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis announced it is test-marketing a new phone-based navigation system, called "Avis Assist," from Motorola Inc. For a daily fee, Avis customers at the Dallas Fort Worth air...

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Advantage Expands Global Reservation Network

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Advantage Rent-A-Car announced it is expanding its global affiliations to include Grenada, Bolivia, Ireland, Italy and Greece."This expansion not only supports worldwide br...

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Chidsey to Leave Cendant

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Cendant Corp. announced that John W. Chidsey, chairman and CEO of the company's Vehicle and Financial Services Divisions, has resigned from the company. He will remain a consul...

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Avis Fourth Quarter Revenue Up 16%

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Cendant Corp. reported that Avis' revenue for the fourth quarter of 2002 totaled $592,772,000 a 16% increase over 2001's fourth quarter revenue of $510,969,000.The average leng...

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ANC Blames Reorganization Delays on Lawsuits

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. –- ANC Rental Corp. President and CEO William Plamondon said last week that competitor lawsuits, aimed at blocking efforts to combine Alamo and National airport operations, ...

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Payless Forms Partnerships to Aid Fleet Management

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Payless Car Rental System Inc. has partnered with A&R Management Consulting LLC and FleetMax Corp. to provide franchisees with operational support and fleet management se...

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Cendant Names Peebles to Marketing Post

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Cendant Car Rental Group Inc. announced that John Peebles will head up interactive marketing for its Avis and Budget brands as vice president of online and electronic marketi...

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Hertz Opens Six New England Locations

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- The Hertz Corp. has opened new car rental facilities in Fall River, North Attleboro, Revere, Somerville and Springfield, Mass. The company also opened a new location in Conco...

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