PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 3, 2009 - Planning to spend St. Patrick's Day in Ireland? Attending the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film? Running the London Marathon? Avis Rent A Car today announced that customers traveling to Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom can now save up to 20 percent on rentals of three days or longer.

"Europe has a lot to offer this time of year," said Kaye Ceille, senior vice president of global travel and partnership sales for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis. "We're happy to bring renters a way to save on their travels and make their European trip even more enjoyable."

The promotion is open to U.S. and Canada residents and is valid at participating locations. Customers must reference Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D730300 at the time of reservation. Reservations must be made on or before March 13, 2009 and rentals must begin on or before April 30, 2009. Offer is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. For full terms and conditions of this promotion, visit To make a reservation, visit, contact the Avis Reservation Center at 1-800-331-1084 or contact a local travel professional.

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