History

  • 1989 Formed by Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz
  • 1992 Reconstituted as an European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)
  • 1992 ACRISS formulates its Code of Conduct Revised -1995 and 2001 
  • 1994 Co-operation with GEBTA (Guild of European Business Travel Agents) commences 
  • 1995 Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan join ACRISS as Associates  
  • 1996 Co-operation with IATA (International Air Transport Association) commences with specific interest in TIDS American Express Travel Services join ACRISS as Associates
  • 1998 National Car Rental joins as ACRISS Associate
  • 2000 ANC Rental Corporation (National and Alamo) join as full Member
  • 2001 Launch first website. Carlson Wagon Lit Travel join as Associate
  • 2002 HEDNA & ACRISS move to reciprocal Membership
  • 2003 New Membership scheme developed, Selling Guide developed, e-ticket for CARS standard agreed 
  • 2004 Enterprise Car Rental join as Associate Member, Sabre Travel Network rejoin as Allied Associate
  • 2005 Obtains European Trade Mark, identifies the need for car code matrix expansion
  • 2006 Airport location definitions expansion
  • 2007 Car Code Expansion replaces SIPP
  • 2008 QA Locations Project commences, Green Car consideration starts
  • 2009 MicronNexus joins as Associate, Vehicle Guide produced in major languages, new website launched