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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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Avis Budget Revenue Flat on Pricing Declines

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $2.2 billion for its second quarter 2017, unchanged compared to Q2 2016. This is primarily due to an increase in overall rental days being offset by a decrease in pricing.

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Avis Announces Google Assistant Action for Google Home

Through a secure integration with Avis Car Rental, travelers can use Google Home to make or modify current reservations and review past trips.

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Avis Adds Features to Mobile App

Avis Car Rental's mobile app now offers a wider selection of vehicles, fuel and parking options, courtesy bus tracking, and rental receipts.

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Avis Budget to Change Billing Practices for Cashless Toll

A settlement agreement resolves an investigation by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office regarding Avis, Budget, and Payless’ practices involving add-on fees for cashless tolls in Florida and other related add-on charges.

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Avis to Launch Voice-Powered Reservations With Amazon Alexa

With the new skill for Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, Avis customers will be able to make a car rental reservation, review current or past reservations, and request an e-receipt of their last rental.

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Avis Budget to Announce Second Quarter Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its second quarter 2017 results after the market close on Monday Aug. 7.

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Car Rental Rates Up, Fleet Sales Down — Correlation?

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

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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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