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Avis Budget Group Comments on SRS Investment Management’s Nomination of Directors

Avis: “… we are disappointed that we will be engaged in a costly and distracting proxy fight.”

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What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

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Avis Budget Group Announces 50,000 Connected Cars

The Avis Car Rental mobile app interacts with connected cars, allowing renters to manage their entire rental experience from their smartphone.

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Avis Budget Group Predicts Revenues of $8.85 Billion for 2017

The company cites positive pricing in the second half of 2017, moving to lower-cost de-fleeting channels, and the rollout of a new revenue management system. Full year results will be announced on Feb. 21.

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Avis Budget Group Partners With Hawaiian Airlines

Under the multiyear agreement, Avis Budget Group will be the exclusive car rental partner of Hawaiian Airlines.

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Avis and Budget Offer Vehicles With Winter Tires in Canada

Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental are offering vehicles equipped with winter tires to customers across Canada, in Quebec, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Atlantic Canada.

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Avis to Bring Keyless Entry Option to Mobile App

Avis Budget Group, Inc. has partnered with Continental to offer a complete mobile car rental experience with keyless entry and ignition at the car rental company’s “Mobility Lab” in the Kansas City area.

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Avis Budget Group Launches First Mobility Lab in Kansas City

The initiative includes fleet of 5,000 connected cars in more than 20 Avis Car Rental locations throughout the greater Kansas City area.

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Avis Budget Selected as Choice Hotels’ Preferred Rental Partner

Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will promote their products, services, and offers to Choice Hotels International’s customers and franchisees.

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Avis Budget Attributes Revenue Growth to Summer Demand

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $2.8 billion for its third quarter 2017, a company record. Due to the impact of the hurricanes, the company lowered its full-year earnings forecast.

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Avis Budget’s Loyalty Program Wins Magellan Award

Avis Budget Group’s Unlimited Rewards, a loyalty program for travel professionals, has been selected as a Gold Magellan Award Winner by Travel Weekly.

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Avis Budget Recognized for Supplier Diversity

Avis Budget Group Inc. has been honored with awards for its efforts in promoting opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned businesses.

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Avis Budget Expands Partnership With International Airlines Group

As part of the multiyear deal, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will be the only car rental brands available for booking through British Airways, Iberia, and Iberia Express. Aer Lingus will follow at a later date.

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Budget Costa Rica Uses Chatbot to Improve Digital Experience

With the help of EDNA, a technology startup focused on artificial intelligence, Budget Costa Rica has incorporated a Chatbot, which uses artificial intelligence to answer questions and take reservations in real time.

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Avis Iceland, Budget Lebanon Named Licensees of the Year

Avis Budget Group Inc. has selected Avis Iceland and Budget Lebanon as its Car Rental Licensees of the Year for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Avis Budget to Announce Third Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its third quarter 2017 results after the market close on Monday Nov. 6.

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Avis, Budget Offer $5 One-Way Rentals to Florida

Through Oct. 31, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental are providing one-way rates from the Northeast to Florida for as low as $5 per day for economy to full-sized vehicles.

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Greg Thibault to Retire as Avis Budget’s VP of Fleet Disposal

Greg Thibault will retire as Avis Budget’s vice president of fleet disposal after 20 years of leading Avis Budget’s auction sales and wholesale turn-back process with manufacturers.

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Avis Budget Group Offers Support, Vehicles to Flood Victims

Auto Rental News reached out to Avis Budget Group regarding how the company is managing business affected by Hurricane Harvey and how it's helping to support those areas affected by flooding.

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Manheim's Cadigan Retires After 40-Year Career

Jay Cadigan will retire from Manheim, capping a 40-year career in the remarketing industry that included stints at auctions, as well as leasing companies and rental car operators.

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What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.

Hard Times Ahead for the Compact SUV Segment?

The hottest segment today is facing a glut of models and volume in tomorrow’s wholesale market.

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