Car Rental News For August 2008

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04/08/2008 – Hertz sees rise in profits as reservations increase
Hertz, the second largest car rental operator in America, lost half its market value so far this year, but is seeing an

07/08/2008 – West Midlands MEP wants more car hire firm accountability
West Midlands MEP is calling for car hire firms to be held accountable for damage charges to customers.

11/08/2008 – Dollar Thrifty profits fall in second quarter
Dollar Thrifty Automotive posted second-quarter profits that dropped by 30 percent from the previous year due.

14/08/2008 – Kayak offers new online travel cost calculators
A new online feature has been launched by to help customers plan the cost of travel car rental.

18/08/2008 – Enterprise offers 50 per cent off on weekend rentals
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, North America’s largest operator, announced a 50 percent off sale for weekends from August 15.

21/08/2008 – Edinburgh Airport plans new rental car facility
Edinburgh Airport will build a £9.5 million car rental centre to meet building international demand.

25/08/2008 – Northwest WorldPerks teams up with Budget car hire
WorldPerks members will now have new opportunities to earn miles when renting with Budget Rent A Car.

28/08/2008 – Rental car company growth strong in India
Close to a dozen rental car operators are heading to India to take advantage of strong market demand.

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