Chattanooga Airport Considers $3 Per-Car Surcharge

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is considering a plan to charge car rental customers a $3 per-car surcharge in order to finance construction of a new consolidated main...

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Hertz's Denver Location Caters to Skiers

DENVER -- Through a partnership with a ski resort company and a sporting goods retail chain, Hertz's location at Denver International Airport is now offering customers ski equipment rental and l...

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U-Save Targets 2004 to Take the Company Public

JACKSON, Miss. -- U-Save Auto Rental has plans to take the company public in 2004, the company said. U-Save had expected a public offering earlier, but shelved the plans because of the ongoing e...

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Avis Promo Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System today launched a vehicle-upgrade promotion that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through Feb. 13, 2003, Avis will encourage customers to upgrade to...

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ANC Considers Dropping Airline Loyalty Programs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- ANC Rental Corp. announced it is now evaluating whether to end its participation in Airline loyalty programs. ANC, parent to National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car, p...

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Tax Proposal Dies in Pennsylvania Legislature

HARRISBURG, Penn. -- To the relief of Allegheny County car rental operators, Pennsylvania legislators adjourned Nov. 27 without taking action on a proposed 3% car rental tax. The tax plan sought...

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Hertz Offers Holiday Specials

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- In response to today's lackluster business travel market, Hertz has launched holiday promotions for the leisure and retail segment. The company's "Last Minute" promotion, ava...

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DTG to Combine Operations of Brands

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group announced that its two brands -- Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental -- will stop operating as two separate companies in order to cut costs a...

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Avis to Offer XM Satellite Radio

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System announced it will offer XM Satellite Radio, featuring 100 coast-to-coast channels of music and talk, to its customers nationwide beginning in the first...

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New York RAC Charged With Tax Evasion

QUEENS, N.Y. -- The five business partners who operate New York Rent-A-Car, one of the largest independent rental companies in New York, have been charged in a $7.9 million tax evasion scheme. P...

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$100 Limit on Damage Recovery Lifted in N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Car rental operators in New York have something extra to be thankful for this holiday. Governor George Pataki yesterday signed a bill that lifts a $100 cap on customer liability ...

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Cendant Completes Budget Group Purchase

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Cendant Corp., which owns Avis, announced today it has completed the purchase of nearly all of Budget Group's assets. As a result, Cendant is now the second largest car rental ...

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Thrifty Web Site Offers Air, Hotel Reservations

TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental has begun offering airline and hotel reservations capability to its Web site, www.thrifty.com."Whether customers using our site are booking for business or ple...

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Ryder, Budget Settle Trademark Lawsuit

MIAMI -- Ryder System, which in March filed a lawsuit against Budget Group for trademark infringement, announced the company has reached an out-of-court settlement with Budget. At issue was Budg...

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Bloomington Airport OK's Shuttle Service

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- At the request of local Payless Car Rental and Dollar Rent A Car operators, the Central Illinois Regional Airport Authority has agreed to permit off-airport operators to pro...

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Delta to Launch Low-Fare Subsidiary

ATLANTA -- Nothing fuels car rental like a little low-fare carrier competition. So the industry welcomed Delta Air Lines' announcement today that it will launch a new low-fare subsidiary for pri...

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U-Haul Parent Company Seeks Reorganization

RENO, Nev. -- Amerco, parent company of U-Haul, said it is now in discussions with bondholders and lenders to reorganize the company's balance sheet. Amerco also announced it will miss the Dec. ...

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Hertz to Feature Satellite Radio

NEW YORK -- Sirius Satellite Radio announced its service will be available in a range of rental cars from Hertz beginning in December at major airport locations in California and Florida. The sa...

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Allegheny County Car Rental Tax Proposed

HARRISBURG, Pa. -– The Sports & Exhibition Authority (SEA) of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County is vigorously lobbying state legislators here to pass a bill authorizing the Allegheny County Counci...

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Budget Cuts Rates for Last-Minute Travelers

LISLE, Ill. -- Budget Rent a Car has introduced a series of last-minute weekend and weekly rates on all car classes. Prices start as low as $13.99 per day for Ford Rangers, when booked online at...

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