|Parsippany, NJ Oct 17, 2007 - Avis Rent A Car System, LLC was recently recognized by tens of thousands of travel professionals around the world as "North America's Leading Car Hire" at the regional World Travel Awards for The Americas, held recently in New York City. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate achievements in all sectors of the global travel industry.
"We are honored to be recognized by international travel professionals with this award," said Gerard Quirk, vice president of domestic travel, Avis Budget Group, parent of Avis. "Our commitment to this community is reflected in our education programs that include online training for international travel professionals, our industry-leading Club Red Travel Partner Rewards loyalty program for travel agents, our dedicated Avis travel agent website, avisagent.com, and our reliable and seamless connectivity with GDS systems worldwide."
"The World Travel Awards (WTA) is the world's most comprehensive travel awards program, covering all areas of the industry," said Graham Cooke, president and founder of the World Travel Awards. "Candidates for WTA nomination are based upon the previous year's voting, with votes cast by travel agents from more than 160 countries around the world. These are experienced and discerning business people, and to be chosen by them is truly an indication that a company has achieved excellence within its region and industry segment."
"Travel professionals know that Avis provides them with the tools they need to do their job, as well as the added amenities and products that ensure that their customers will enjoy their rental experience," said Quirk. "Our world-renowned 'We Try Harder' customer service is supplemented by technology innovations such as our Avis Where2 GPS navigation system, available in 25 different languages, as well as our industry-leading electronic toll collection program and our exclusive portable Wi-Fi Internet access product. These combine to make Avis the ideal choice for travel professionals who want the very best for their customers."
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 fourteenth 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.
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 more than 2,100 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, ranking as the number one car rental company in the 2007 Brand Keys« Customer Loyalty Index. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For more information, visit www.avis.com.