Hertz Launches Firefly Brand In The US

Firefly is a car rental brand owned by Hertz with a focus on the budget conscious consumer. Hertz was temporarily out of this sector after selling Advantage Rent-A-Car in 2012. Hertz will use Firefly to fill this void and provide consumers with a more affordable option in car rentals. Firefly will compete with other budget car rental brands including Avis’s Payless, Fox Rent-A-Car, and Advantage.

Firefly debuted earlier this year in Europe (currently operating 40 European locations in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy)  and is now working to open twenty locations in US cities.

Firefly opened in Orlando this September followed by locations at select airports including Denver, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Tampa. Firefly is slated to open their Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Cancun locations in December, followed by West Palm Beach in January. Firefly’s website provides comprehensive directions for locating their offices from each  of these airports.

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A Life Dedicated To The World And To Business

Regine Sixt receives ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the World Award 2013’ for her outstanding services.

Munich/Marrakesh, October 4, 2013 – At this year’s conference of the women’s entrepreneur association FCEM in Marrakesh, businesswoman Regine Sixt was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the World Award 2013’. The World Association of Women Entrepreneurs uses the award annually to honor outstanding achievements by women in business.

Together with her husband, Regine Sixt has built up the  Sixt company into what it is today: the leading German car rental business and one of the world’s largest international mobility providers. At Sixt S.E. she is responsible for international marketing, and has been part of initiating the group’s ongoing global expansion in 105 countries. She is involved with 42 projects worldwide, helping for children who are ill and needy through the Regine Sixt children’s foundation, Drying Little Tears, of which she is Chairwoman. She is also active in numerous other charity organizations. She is the honorary consul general of Barbados to Germany, and bears the title Senator h.c. der mittelständischen Industrie, or Honorary Senator for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.

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Avis Budget Group Honors Budget Jordan As Outstanding Licensee

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-- Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) announced that it has honored Budget Jordan as the Budget Licensee of the Year for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in recognition of its commitment to the Budget brand and to serving value-conscious travelers with outstanding products and services.

Budget Jordan is independently owned and operated by Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA) which took over the Budget franchise in Jordan in May, 2012, and in one year's time, transformed the brand into a leading car rental provider. CTA rapidly expanded the fleet and grew the Budget network to serve the rental needs of business and leisure travelers at five conveniently located facilities, including one at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

"CTA has raised Budget's profile in Jordan to compete alongside rental agencies that have operated in the country for more than 20 years," said Larry De Shon, president, EMEA, Avis Budget Group. "We applaud their hard work and dedication and are confident that they will continue to help us strategically accelerate growth in Jordan."

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Enterprise Hiring 8,500 College Grads In Coming Year And 1,500 Interns

“Promote from Within” Philosophy Drives Continuing Need for Thousands of New Management Trainees and Interns

ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2013) – Enterprise Holdingsplans to hire thousands of college-educated, career-oriented men and women in the coming year. The company will hire nearly 8,500 college graduates and more than 1,500 interns into its Enterprise Rent-A-Car Management Training program and Management Internship program, respectively. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,200 airport and neighborhood locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

In addition, other full-time time opportunities such as positions in information technology, accounting, administration and support roles, are also available through the company at both regional offices and at the corporate offices in St. Louis, Mo. Overall, Enterprise Holdings will hire more than 11,000 full-time employees this year, including its 8,500 new management trainees.

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Avis Invites Customers To Get Behind The Wheel Of New 2014 Fleet

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Car Rental today unveiled its model-year 2014 vehicle roster, which will soon be available at Avis locations across the United States.

"We take great pride in operating a young fleet that is structured to meet the various rental needs of travelers and those in need of temporary ground transportation. In fact, it's part of our commitment to 'put the customer first,'" said Tom Gartland, president, North America. "We're pleased to unveil our 2014 fleet and look forward to serving renters at Avis local market locations and airport destinations across the country."

The Avis 2014 lineup features new Chevrolet, Kia, Infiniti, Subaru and Volkswagen vehicles as well as makes and models from other automobile manufacturers, including:

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Hertz Introduces The All-Electric Tesla Model S To Expanding U.S. Dream Cars

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use airport car rental brand, today announced the expansion of its Dream Cars with the introduction of the all-electric Tesla Model S in the U.S. With the expansion, consumers in select markets are now able to rent both the Tesla Model S and Tesla Roadster, along with a variety of other high-end performance vehicles, from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche and Mercedes Benz, offered in Hertz's Dream Cars, a line of ultra-high-end performance vehicles that redefine the premium car rental experience.

"Customer and industry support for Hertz's Dream Cars has been overwhelming, so adding the Tesla Model S to the already outstanding fleet was an easy choice," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "The ability to offer a truly unique driving experience to Hertz customers is a thrill, and the addition of this vehicle shows the passion we have in offering the best and most diverse fleet to our customers."

The Tesla Model S will be available in California – at San Francisco and Los Angeles airports -- and are the 85kWh model, capable of 265 miles on one charge. The all electric, zero emissions car can go 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The Tesla Model S is the world's first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. At the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world's best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan. The Tesla Model S was named Motor Trend's 2013 Car of the Year [R] and received Consumer Reports highest score ever given to a car as well as NHTSA's 5-star safety rating.

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Ibiza Airport and Car Hire Guide

Ibiza Airport (IBZ) is the airport used by almost all visitors to the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. The Ibiza Airport, Aeroport d’Eivissa, is small with only one terminal but does service a little over 5.5 million passengers each year. All parts of the terminal are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Most passengers use this airport during the tourist season running from May to September, but there are flights that operate year round to Barcelona, Madrid, and Palma de Mallorca. Ibiza is part of the Balearic Islands and IBZ does operate inter-island flights.

Renting a car at the Ibiza Airport should be easy. All rental desks are located in the terminal on the ground floor. Companies located on airport at Ibiza Airport are:

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Orlando International Airport and Car Rental Guide

Orlando International Airport (MCO), located six miles southeast of Orlando, is sunny Florida’s second busiest airport. Both Southwest and JetBlue use Orlando as a focus city. International flights to the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America frequently depart MCO. Lufthansa runs daily flights through Orlando to Frankfurt, Germany; and Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have multiple daily flights from the UK.

Located in Central Florida and dubbed “The City Beautiful”, Orlando is a major tourist destination. Orlando offers over-the-top theme parks including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Legoland and Sea World. Over 50 million people visit Orlando’s tourist attractions each year. Within about an hour’s drive, travelers can take in the sun and sand at Florida’s Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, or Canaveral National Seashore.

The layout of Orlando International Airport includes a centrally located main terminal building divided into Terminal A and Terminal B. There are four airside concourses which surround the main terminal in a hub and spoke design.

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Child Seats and your Rental Car

When traveling with small children and renting a car, car seats are certainly a requirement. Deciding whether to schlep your own along or rent one at the car dealership will depend on availability, convenience, and personal preference.

Most big name car rental companies will have a limited number of car seats available to rent for an additional fee. These go on a first come, first-served basis, so be sure to reserve them far ahead of when you will need them. You will also need to specify the type of car seat you need. For example, you will need something that can be installed rear-facing for an infant while a simple convertible car seat or booster seat will be appropriate for different aged children.

Keep in mind that some rental companies will require you return the car seat to the location you rented it from. It is likely you will need to install the car seat yourself. There is a good chance you will need to put down a refundable deposit when renting a car seat.

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Palma de Mallorca Airport Information

Palma de Mallorca Airport, also know as Son Sant Joan Airport, is the third busiest airport in Spain. With its proximity to the sunny beaches of Can Pastilla and a mere 5 miles (8 km) to the capital city of Palma, it’s not a surprise that Mallorca Airport is among the busiest in Europe during summer months. During 2012 over 22 million passengers used this airport. The airport is organized into four modules which allow up to 12,000 passengers to be dispatched every hour. The airport is clean, airy, and welcoming. There is plenty of comfortable space including a solarium in which passengers may relax.

Mallorca Airport offers passengers many amenities. ATMs are located throughout the airport. Currency exchange is available in Module A. There are play areas for children in Module A and C. Passengers may also access police and a post office. There are also meeting rooms available.  Wifi is available for a fee after the first 15 minutes.

In the Passenger Terminal there are a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants including Cafe Son Sant Joan, Deli&Cia, Espression Lavazza, San Miguel, Warsteiner, Burger King, and Sa Cala. Terminal A has Carling Pub, Cerveceria 1516, Medas Ready to Eat, Burger King, and Subway. Module B has Cafe-Cafe. Module C has Farggi, Ready to Eat, Starbucks, Warsteiner, McDonalds, and Upper Crust.  Module D has Madas Beer, Ready to Eat, Bit Burguer, Burger King, and Delimarche.

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