In a marketing platform that merges coupons with an online reach, daily deal services like Groupon and LivingSocial offer customers deep discounts to services and products. But are those discounts a viable marketing strategy for car rental and related services?
November 6, 2012
J.D. Power and Associates’ Stuart Greif talks about the 2010 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study, how RACs were graded and why brands achieved the scores they did.
January 1, 2011
Hertz, Avis Budget and Dollar Thrifty improved earnings year over year. Expect continued—if modest—improvements in 2010.
March 1, 2010
Analysis by Northcoast Research reveals that implementing policies to reduce no-shows could help Avis Budget eliminate potential loss of up to $9 million annually and instead generate profits of up to $13.3 million.
This excerpted analysis was published by Northcoast Research, an institutional equity research firm that specializes in car rental, among many other industries.
January 1, 2010
The struggles of one independent operator highlight what is right about the car rental industry.
November 1, 2009
The chauffeured transportation industry has been fighting WeDriveU operations nationally on the grounds that the program does not adhere to the rules and regulations required of chauffeured transportation operators of luxury vehicles.
May 1, 2009
Regulatory divide between chauffeured and rental car industries spurs calls for fairer playing field by limo operators.
November 1, 2008
The majors say most SUVs are bought as program cars, protecting them from the drop in the used car market.
September 1, 2008
Industry pioneer Fred Mudgett was a lifeline to the independent car rental operator and franchisee.
March 1, 2008
Though dominated by Enterprise, the local rental market still presents opportunity for smaller operators that develop a niche and cultivate business relationships, says Neil Abrams of Abrams Consulting Group.
May 1, 2004
The Internet’s growing role as a core revenue channel, along with other advances in technology, creates growth opportunities for RACs bold enough to adapt quickly.
November 1, 2003