Enterprise’s Loyalty Programs Expand in Latin America, Caribbean

Enterprise Holdings’ two loyalty programs – Enterprise Rent-A-Car's Enterprise Plus and National Car Rental's Emerald Club — have expanded in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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GO Rentals Receives Sustainable Tourism Award

GO Rentals, a New Zealand-based car rental company, has received the Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Award.

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Carsharing Service Launches in Slovakia

Operating in Bratislava, up! City is the first carsharing service to launch in Slovakia. Initially, the program will offer seven electric Volkswagen vehicles.

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America Car Rental Named Favorite Rental Company at Monterrey Airport

Rentalcars.com customers have selected America Car Rental as their favorite car rental company at Mexico’s Monterrey International Airport.

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Used Vehicle Values Keep Climbing Higher, Manheim Says

The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index hit a record high for the second consecutive month, as wholesale used-vehicle prices rose 1.1% month over month in June. The increase brought the Index to 129.3, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.

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Avis Budget Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Loyalty Program

Avis Budget Group Inc. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Unlimited Rewards, its loyalty program for travel professionals.

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ReachNow Expands Service to Portland Airport

BMW’s ReachNow is now offering its carsharing service for Portland International Airport (PDX) customers with dedicated parking at AirPark.

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Zipcar Expands Carsharing Service in Massachusetts

Zipcar launches its carsharing service in Worcester, Mass. Six Zipcars are now available to rent in Worcester’s downtown.

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ProMax Launches Recall Check Feature

Recall Check monitors auto dealers’ inventory for open recalls via an automatic process. It performs a check for recalls when a trade is booked in or a vehicle is delivered.

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Enterprise CarShare Ends Service in D.C.

Enterprise CarShare has pulled its carsharing service out of the Washington, D.C., market due to lower-than-expected demand.

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Mazda3, Mazda6 Cars Recalled for Parking Brake

The recall, set to begin Aug. 21, covers nearly 228,000 vehicles in the 2014-2016 model years.

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car2go Adds Mercedes-Benz GLA, CLA to Denver Fleet

car2go carsharing members in Denver can now drive new all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe and GLA five-passenger vehicles.

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Ford’s Ride-Sharing Chariot Service Expands to Seattle

Ford has expanded its Chariot ride-sharing service to Seattle. Chariot is a crowd-sourced shuttle service that operates 14-passenger Ford Transit vans.

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New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.3% in First Half of 2017

New-vehicle sales through the first six months of 2017 are expected to be down 2.3%, and high quality off-lease vehicles may be part of the reason why, according to Kelley Blue Book.

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FSNA Files for Bankruptcy to Protect U-Save Brand

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA), franchisers of the U-Save brand, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to preserve the value of its assets for the benefit of creditors and shareholders.

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AAA Predicts Record July 4th Travel

During the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, according to the “AAA Independence Day Travel Forecast,” a 2.9% increase of those people who traveled last year.

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Airport Van Rental Launches Franchise in Chicago

Airport Van Rental (AVR) has opened a new franchise location serving Chicago Midway International Airport. The company specializes in renting passenger vans.

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Enterprise Opens 12 New Locations in Houston

By the end of 2017, Enterprise Holdings will have opened 12 new locations in the Houston area. Last year, Enterprise's impact on Houston's economy was nearly $200 million.

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Routes Car Rental Names New VP of Sales

Routes Car Rental, a Canadian-based car rental company, has appointed Bob Thunell as its vice president of sales.

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Values Stabilize After Month-Long Car Decline

Wholesale cars that have been depreciating at roughly double the rate of trucks in the past month have stabilized in the past week, according to Black Book’s June 26 Market Insights report.

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