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Dollar and Thrifty continue European expansion with Italian branches

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The car rental brands Dollar and Thrifty, both part of Hertz Corporation, have opened 29 branches across Italy, replacing existing locations operated by a former licensee. The new airport and downtown branches have opened in Italy's most important cities including Rome, Milan, Venice and Naples. In these and other major tourist destinations across the country, car rental customers with value oriented requirements will benefit from a larger, modern fleet and attractive offers. → Read More

Addison Lee reveals plans for eco-friendly fleet

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Addison Lee has unveiled plans for Addison Lee Eco – an entirely new division which will comprise London’s biggest eco-friendly passenger car service. With a fleet of 350 state-of-the-art hybrid vehicles, Addison Lee Eco represents a major step forward for the company, which prides itself on industry-leading environmental credentials. → Read More

Europcar expands Sunday opening across UK

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Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is demonstrating its commitment to meeting the needs of travellers as 11 more branches offer Sunday opening. Europcar is leading the way in providing a seven-day service to business and leisure customers at key locations across the UK. → Read More

Starwood signs global partnership with Uber

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Starwood Preferred Guest has signed a new partnership with Uber, giving members the opportunity to earn coveted Starpoints during any Uber ride, worldwide. “This new partnership with Uber accelerates our SPG members’ drive to rewards and is just one more way that Starwood is combining high tech and high touch to transform their travel experiences,” said Adam Aron, chief executive, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. → Read More

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands European operations with Denmark deal

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Continuing its expansion into Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched in Denmark through a new joint venture between two well-established Danish businesses. Danske Bank-owned Nordania Leasing and Semler Group, one of Denmark’s largest vehicle retailing and servicing operations, have joined forces to create the new car rental business, which will operate a network of Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches across Denmark. → Read More

Avis Budget Group closes strong year with fourth quarter growth

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Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $1.9 billion for the fourth quarter, a two per cent increase compared with the prior-year fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA increased 13 per cent to $129 million. The company reported net income of $25 million for the period, or $0.23 per share, an increase of 53 per cent, excluding certain items, and GAAP net income of $23 million, or $0.21 per share. → Read More

CarTrawler signs LOT Polish Airways as exclusive partner

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CarTrawler has announced a new partnership with Poland’s national flag carrier, LOT Polish Airlines. This enhanced collaboration will provide LOT customers with a direct connection to over 1,300 leading and independent car rental agents in over 30,000 airport and city locations across 174 different countries. → Read More

Wyshner to host J.P. Morgan High Yield Conference

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Avis Budget Group, a leading provider of vehicle rental services, today announced that David Wyshner, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the upcoming J.P. Morgan High Yield Conference. The event will take place on February 24th, 2015 at 09:00 Eastern time. → Read More

Avis Budget Group shuffles leadership in United States

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Avis Budget Group has announced the promotion of two senior executives: Gerard Insall has been named executive vice president and chief information officer, and Ned Linnen has been appointed executive vice president and chief human resources officer. The two were previously senior vice presidents and chief officers of their respective areas. → Read More

Avis Budget Group reclaims trademarks in Scandinavia

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Avis Budget Group has said it has completed its previously announced acquisition of its licensee for the Avis and Budget brands in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The licensee acquired operates both the Avis and Budget brands at major locations throughout the region including Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Sweden's Arlanda and Goteberg airports. → Read More

Barloworld to take Budget brand into southern Africa

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Avis Budget Group has announced it has signed an agreement with Barloworld, which operates the Avis Car Rental brand in southern Africa, to also operate the Budget Car Rental brand there, effective March 1st, 2015. The agreement offers both companies an opportunity to leverage Barloworld's extensive knowledge of the car rental market to grow and develop the Budget brand across southern Africa. → Read More

Signature Car Hire sets sights on new Ferrari 488 GTB

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Another hot supercar released by Ferrari, the 488 GTB, has been added to the purchase list at Signature Car Hire. A mid-engine V8 sports car that features design influences from F1 and WEC is set to get car enthusiasts fighting to get a first glimpse at this new stunning performance vehicle. → Read More

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