Articles tagged “avis budget”

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Avis Budget Acquires Licensee in Canada for $30 Million

Avis Budget Acquires Licensee in Canada for $30 Million

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It makes sense for Avis Budget to own more locations if it wants a consistent customer experience.

6 years ago

Concur Rebrands Booking Product Aimed at Rogue Business Travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Concur has faced intense pushback from the business travel establishment to its open booking initiative. Rebranding it as TripLink is a small bow to that opposition, but the essentials of the program remain the same.

6 years ago

Zipcar To Introduce One-Way Rentals as Avis Builds on Early Success

Zipcar To Introduce One-Way Rentals as Avis Builds on Early Success

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sometimes acquired companies transition to the parent company and lose their whole mojo. That doesn't appear to be happening with Avis Budget and Zipcar, which is getting newer vehicles at lower cost, and is positioned to move into new geographies at a quicker pace.

6 years ago

Avis Budget Wants an Even Younger Fleet at Zipcar

Avis Budget Wants an Even Younger Fleet at Zipcar

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The next step in Zipcar-Avis Budget buddying-up is technology sharing, with Avis Budget cars expected to get a Zipcar refresh. At least that's the plan.

6 years ago

Avis Budget corporate customers will soon get rate hikes like leisure travelers

Avis Budget corporate customers will soon get rate hikes like leisure travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hertz acquired Dollar Thrifty last year, and Avis Budget picked up Avis Europe and Zipcar in 2013. Now the two companies, along with Enterprise, are turning their attention toward raising rates. With just three firms running the show, there's not much standing in their way.

6 years ago

Hertz, Avis, Enterprise sue Chicago over bidding for new O’Hare facility

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

Cost overruns? On a construction project at O'Hare? Shocking:)

7 years ago

How Avis-Budget and Hertz are squeezing customers

How Avis-Budget and Hertz are squeezing customers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It won't be across-the-board, allowing for variations in this city-pair or that, but you can expect similar pricing dynamics when the American Airlines-US Airways merger goes through. Here again, there aren't a lot of legacy carriers left for additional mergers in the future.

7 years ago

Avis goes for celebrities in its new ad campaign for business travelers

Avis goes for celebrities in its new ad campaign for business travelers

Michael McCarthy, AdAge

After ditching its seminal and iconic "We Try Harder" tagline, Avis now wants to move faster on create sub campaigns in an attention-starved environment. Celebs works perfectly in that environment, especially if they're funny.

7 years ago

Zipcar feeling Avis Budget vibe with expansion to first airports

Zipcar feeling Avis Budget vibe with expansion to first airports

Dennis Schaal, Skift

This is a smart move by Zipcar and Avis Budget as it will give travelers new choices in their rentals at airport locations. It should also attract customers to Zipcar who may not have considered car-sharing until now.

7 years ago

Rental car exec is very happy about his industry’s mergers and rising prices

Rental car exec is very happy about his industry’s mergers and rising prices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airline and car rental mergers may be good for the largest companies in their respective industries, but they usually mean price increases for travelers, as AvisBudget attests to.

7 years ago

7 years ago

Zipcar investor sues to block Avis Budget deal

Sophia Pearson, Bloomberg

These kinds of lawsuits come out of the woodwork every time a high profile public company acquisition happens. The deal will go through, this is just noise on the way.

7 years ago