Unlimited Budget(R) Wins Gold at Travel Weekly's Magellan Awards
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unlimited Budget^®, Avis
Budget Group's loyalty program for travel professionals, has been selected as
a 2013 Gold Magellan Award Winner. Bestowed by Travel Weekly, the Magellan
Awards honor the best in the travel industry and salute outstanding travel
professionals. Winners are chosen by a panel of travel experts. Unlimited
Budget was recognized in the ground transportation/loyalty program category.
"As a customer-led, service driven company, we want all aspects of the rental
experience to be stress-free. Travel professionals are a key part of the
experience, so it's important that we reward them for being outstanding
representatives of our brands," said Stephen Wright, vice president of global
travel and partnership sales, Avis Budget Group, Inc. "We are proud to achieve
gold at the Magellan Awards and sincerely thank Travel Weekly and the travel
agent community for this honor."
Since its creation in 1997 as the first rental car loyalty program designed
specifically for travel professionals, Unlimited Budget has established itself
as a leading innovator in this category with more than a dozen travel brands
through which dollar rewards can be earned. Today, more than 20,000 travel
agents in the United States and Canada participate in the program.
Unlimited Budget members earn valuable rewards on all completed Avis and
Budget business and leisure car rental transactions in North America. Members
also earn rewards for completed bookings through the family of Hilton hotel
brands worldwide, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels &
Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels,
Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton
and Hilton Grand Vacations. On a monthly basis, dollar rewards are loaded onto
an Unlimited Budget prepaid debit card that agents can use to make purchases
anywhere the card is accepted.
Enrollment in Unlimited Budget is free and is open to travel professionals who
are residents of the United States and Canada, age 18 and over. For more
information on Unlimited Budget, visit www.unlimitedbudget.com.
About Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR)is a leading global provider of vehicle
rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than
10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and
through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network,
with more than 810,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car
rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates
primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has
approximately 30,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More
information is available at www.avisbudgetgroup.com.
CONTACT: Alice Pereira
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