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No more Enterprise Car Rentals on Orbitz

March 31, 2011

Enterprise Holdings has ended its relationship with online travel portal Orbitz in the latest in a string of disputes between large travel providers and their online distribution partners.

The company owns and operates nearly 1 million rental vehicles across its brands. Effective April 1, all the listings from Enterprise’s three brands — Alamo Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car — will be pulled from Orbitz and sister site CheapTickets.

Enterprise announced the decision on Wednesday, citing the online travel agent’s “unacceptably high commission rates” for the Enterprise brand and a decision by Orbitz to drop National and Alamo from its listings.

American Airlines has been pushing to cut out intermediaries and channel business through its own distribution system. The carrier stopped offering its tickets on Orbitz late last year and has also stopped listing on Expedia and Hotwire.

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