Avis Triumphs Once Again at 2012 World Travel Awards

Avis Triumphs Once Again at 2012 World Travel Awards

Company Praised for Service Excellence in More Than a Dozen Categories

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The results are in and
Avis Car Rental has been named the "World's Leading Business Car Rental
Company" at the final ceremony of the 2012 World Travel Awards. The
distinguished honor marks the seventh consecutive year that Avis has been
selected by travel and tourism professionals in 162 countries for excellence
in customer service, business performance, product expansion, innovation and
creativity.

World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence
across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Regional
ceremonies were held throughout the year and winners from each of these
competed in the grand finale to determine the winner of each of the "World's
Leading" categories.

In addition to the worldwide award presented at the World Travel Awards
ceremony in New Delhi, India, travel professionals this year also declared
Avis the winner in numerous regions and categories: 

Africa

  o"Africa's Leading Business Car Rental Company," for the fourth consecutive
    year.
  o"Egypt's Leading Car Rental Company," for the second consecutive year.

Americas/Caribbean

  o"North America's Leading Car Hire," for the seventh consecutive year.
  o"North America's Leading Luxury Car Hire," for the third consecutive year.
  o"Mexico and Central America's Leading Business Car Rental Company."
  o"Caribbean's Leading Car Hire," for the fifth consecutive year.
  o"South America's Leading Car Hire," for the third consecutive year.

Asia/Australasia

  o"Asia's Leading Car Hire," for the seventh consecutive year.
  o"Asia's Leading Business Car Rental Company."
  o"Australasia's Leading Business Car Hire," for the third consecutive year.
  o"Indian Ocean's Leading Car Hire," for the eighth consecutive year.

Europe

  o"Europe's Leading Business Car Rental Company," for the fourth consecutive
    year.

Middle East

  o"Middle East's Leading Business Car Rental Company," for the fourth
    consecutive year.

Graham Cooke, president and founder, World Travel Awards, said: "Winning is
tough but staying on top is even tougher, and Avis has proven its world-class
credentials by winning 'World's Leading Business Car Hire' for the seventh
year in succession. Avis provides an unparalleled level of service for the
business market, and typifies the World Travel Awards mission to push the
boundaries of travel excellence."

"Avis employees work hard to put the customer first and deliver an outstanding
rental experience to each and every one of them," said Ronald L. Nelson,
chairman and chief executive officer, Avis Budget Group. "We're thrilled that
travel professionals have once again recognized our hard work, dedication and
commitment. We celebrate the honor and greatly appreciate the continued
support."

About the World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize
excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. It is regarded as the
very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with
approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.Avis has a long
history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top
brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For
more information, visit www.avis.com.

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