Car Rental News For January 2009

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29/01/2009 – Rental cars seized by Dubai police
Police seized 12 rental cars from companies ignoring fines for traffic violations.

26/01/2009 – Woman robbed at Thrifty car rental office
A pair posing as customers held the manager of a rental car outlet at knifepoint in Bundaberg, Australia.

22/01/2009 – Car renter claiming confiscated money
A Canadian man is trying to legally claim nearly $1 million US in cash police found in his rental car.

19/01/2009 – Hertz cutting 4000 jobs to reduce costs
Hertz said that it needs to cut operating costs as the recession causes demand for travel to slow.

15/01/2009 – UK airports see decline in passenger traffic
The number of passengers handled by the UK’s main airports, including Gatwick and Heathrow, decreased in 2008.

12/01/2009 – Ford works to change Taurus rental car image
The Ford Motor Company says that the revival of the model is a priority for the carmaker.

08/01/2009 – Dollar Thrifty well positioned for 2009
The rental car company said that its year ended with an unrestricted cash balance of more than $210 million.

05/01/2009 – Car theft fronted by phoney rental firm
Thieves rented cars from owners and then illegally sold them off after paying only the first instalment.

01/01/2009 – Enterprise forced into first job cuts
Companies managing to avoid layoffs in past downturns are finding it impossible to do now.

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