AVIS NAMED NORTH AMERICA'S LEADING CAR HIRE

AVIS NAMED NORTH AMERICA'S LEADING CAR HIRE BY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL COMMUNITY AT 15th ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Parsippany, NJ September 23, 2008 - Avis Rent A Car was recognized by more than 160,000 travel professionals as "North America's Leading Car Hire" at the regional World Travel Awards for the Americas, held recently in Orlando, Fla. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry.

"We appreciate the recognition of the international travel community as North America's Leading Car Hire," said Tom Gartland, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis.

"This honor is a tribute to the thousands of employees who try harder every day for our customers," he said. "The award also recognizes our commitment to travel professionals and their educational development. Our industry-leading Club Red travel partner rewards program and our Avis Agent training program gives travel agents all the tools and resources they need to be successful."

"Thousands of votes are cast by experienced travel professionals around the world," said Graham Cooke, president and founder of the World Travel Awards. "The World Travel Awards are regarded as the highest achievement in the travel industry and to be recognized by these individuals demonstrates Avis' excellence and achievements."

In addition to providing travel professionals with educational opportunities to help them better service their clients, Avis offers an extensive suite of products and services to help customers save time and maximize their productivity.

Avis recently launched its newest version of where2® GPS navigation system. The new, slimmer unit based on Garmin's nüvi 780 model, features a larger, high-brightness display screen, turn-by-turn directions spoken in more than 40 languages, Bluetooth capability and added services such as traffic alerts, weather reports, stock and news updates, Amber Alerts and movie listings provided by MSN Direct. Customers can also take advantage of other services offered by Avis including e-Toll electronic toll collection and Avis Chauffeur Drive, which gives customers the ability to hire a professional driver to ease their trip.

About the World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards were conceived in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now in their fifteenth year, travel professionals and discerning travelers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies, tour & transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product or organization can achieve. World Travel Awards are especially coveted as, uniquely, the votes are cast globally by fellow professionals. With trophies awarded in over 1,000 different categories, the World Travel Awards are undoubtedly the world's most comprehensive awards celebration. Attended by top executives of winning companies, the events are highly regarded and well-established as a forum that brings together all areas of travel and tourism in recognition of their achievements.

About Avis
Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at approximately 2,200 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, as ranked in the 2008 Brand Keys® Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For more information, visit www.avis.com.

 
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