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Articles tagged “thrifty”

The 12 Milestone Travel News Stories in Skift’s First Year

The 12 Milestone Travel News Stories in Skift’s First Year

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Tourism expanded globally, airlines and rental car companies faced consolidation, guidebook brands were sold off, and travel tech got better: We don't expect these major stories to disappear in the next year and plan on covering where they lead us just as carefully.

3 years ago

Thrifty rescinds offer for free car rental

Thrifty rescinds offer for free car rental

David Koenig, Associated Press

Major brands should honor pricing errors whenever possible to avoid the PR snafu of upsetting happy; El Al did this and turned a mistake into a brand boost that likely drove future profits.

3 years ago

Hertz’s $2.3 billion Thrifty integration process starts

Hertz’s $2.3 billion Thrifty integration process starts

D R Stewart, Tulsa World

The merger of the business traveler car rental brand withe the leisure-weekend car rental brand will be keenly followed as the macro trends favor the merger of the two historically distinct markets.

4 years ago

Hertz doubles down in $2.5 billion bid to acquire Dollar Thrifty

Soyoung Kim, Michael Erman, Reuters

The multiyear-merger maneuverings between Hertz, Dollar-Thrifty, and Avis Budget almost make American Airlines' merger scenarios appear tame.

4 years ago