Thrifty Selects IMRglobal Corp. to Develop Fleet Management System

Thrifty Rent-A-Car System has selected IMRglobal Corp. to develop a fleet management system for the company. The project is aimed at creating a vehicle management and leasing system to replace i...

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Alamo Opens Downtown Montreal Facility

Alamo, a division of ANC Rental Corp., has opened a facility in downtown Montreal at 1206 Stanley Street. The facility is within steps of hotels, the Metro, the train and the central shopping di...

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Avis Rent A Car Launches Club Red 2001

Avis Rent A Car this week launched Club Red 2001, this year's edition of the rental car company's incentive program for travel agents. The program rewards travel agents with $5 for every qualify...

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Payless Releases TRANSlink Transaction Processing System to Franchisees

Payless Car Rental is making a new Web-based transaction processing system, TRANSlink, available to its franchisees to improve access to database information. The system is designed to let franc...

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Car Rental Forums Set for April 20-22 in Philadelphia

ACTIF, in conjunction with Auto Rental News, will hold a seminar series, Car Rental Forums, in Philadelphia on April 20-22 at the Airport Hilton. Sessions will address such topics as industry ce...

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Advantage Selects Advertising Agency

San Antonio-based Kich & Company has been named the advertising agency of record for Advantage Rent-A-Car. The two companies have coordinated numerous successful advertising and marketing campai...

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Survey Suggests Air Fare Reductions Will Revive Business Travel

According to a new survey from the National Business Travel Assn., corporations believe relief from increasing business fares will help revive business travel activity. According to the survey, ...

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Western/Eastern Auto Auction Assn. Sets Joint Meeting for May 29-June 3

The Western/Eastern Auto Auction Assn. joint meeting is scheduled for May 29-June 3 at the Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event will include tennis and golf tournaments. For more i...

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Leading Chinese Car Manufacturer Urges Car Rental Development in China

The general manager of a leading Chinese car manufacturer this month submitted a proposal to China's congress for development of the car rental industry in the country, according to a news repor...

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Used Vehicle Sales Expected to Number 46.5 Million Units in 2005, Says ADESA Corp.

Used vehicle sales in the U.S., which have been consistently strong even during recessions and new vehicle slumps, are expected to rise from 41.6 million units in 2000 to 46.5 million units in 2...

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Advantage Rent-A-Car Hires Kich & Company as Ad Agency

San Antonio-based Kich & Company has been named the advertising agency of record for Advantage Rent-A-Car. The two companies have worked together on a number of advertising and marketing campaig...

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Amendment to Budget's Revolving Credit Facility Draws Approval

Budget Group said the company's lender group has approved, effective February 9, 2001, an amendment to its revolving credit facility maturing in 2003, which restores availability up to $550 mill...

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ACTIF, Auto Rental News Set Car Rental Forums for Philadelphia, Phoenix

The Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF), in conjunction with Auto Rental News, has scheduled a seminar series for two locations: Philadelphia and Phoenix. C...

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United, Alamo and CAPS Team Up to Offer Remote Airport Check-in

United Airlines has established a partnership with Las Vegas-based Certified Airline Passenger Services (CAPS) that gives passengers the convenience of remote airport check-in for multiple airli...

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Albuquerque Airport Car Rental Facility Set to Open on St. Paddy's Day

Albuquerque International Sunport's new $45 million consolidated car rental center is scheduled to open on Saturday, March 17. The new facility occupies 14,000 square feet and is located on a 76...

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Research Firm Estimates Car Rental Reservations Will Pass the $1 Billion Mark in 2001

According to International Data Corp., online car rental reservations will pass the $1 billion mark in the U.S. this year. IDC is a market research firm....

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Manheim Auctions Offers Condition Report Writing Course

Manheim Auctions' National Training Center in Nashville, Tenn., has released its class schedule for 2001. Classes include Condition Report Writing and Frame and Structure. For information about ...

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European Online Travel Company Signs Deal With Alamo

A leading European online travel company, ebookers, has signed an agreement with Alamo Rent A Car that lets ebookers offer discount rates on Alamo services in the U.S. and Canada. Through its 10...

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Primus Financial Services Launches Primus Commercial

Primus Financial Services, based in Franklin, Tenn., has created a commercial lending division to provide finance and lease solutions for commercial customers. The new division, Primus Commercia...

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Dollar Rent A Car Goes Wireless

Dollar Rent A Car customers can now book a vehicle directly through dollar.com from popular personal data assistants (PDAs) such as the Palm VIIx, Handspring, or any Palm OS device that has Inte...

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