Avis Offers New Deal for Free Weekends

Rent From Avis for a Week and Receive a Free Weekend Rental for Future Use

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Avis Rent A Car System, Inc. knows how important leisure travel is to Americans. In a recent Travel Industry Association (TIA) overview of domestic travel*, it was reported that leisure travel accounted for the majority (82%) of all U.S. domestic trips. With the new Avis “Weekender” promotion, travelers will receive a free weekend rental certificate offering them an additional incentive to participate in any of today’s popular leisure activities.

Through June 25th, customers who complete a qualified weekly rental of five days or longer will receive a coupon for a free weekend rental. Customers may earn up to three free certificates valid for travel through December 16, 2005.

In support of the special deal, Avis today premieres a new TV advertising campaign aimed at individuals interested in leisure travel. The ads feature humorous vignettes that encourage people to take advantage of their weekends regardless of how they enjoy spending them. According to TIA, the most popular trip activities were shopping, included in 30% of all domestic trips, followed by attending a family or social event (27%) and engaging in outdoor activities (11%).

For additional information on how to register for the Weekender promotion or to make a reservation, customers should visit http://www.avis.com/ or call 1-800-722-5909. Customers need a valid Avis Wizard number to participate in the program. Free rental certificates will be mailed to customers after completion of just one rental. Rentals of five consecutive days or longer, from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands qualify. Free rental certificates may be redeemed at all participating locations in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but are not redeemable at Newark, LaGuardia and JFK airports or at any metropolitan NY location.

*2004 Travel Industry Association Domestic Travel Market Report

About Avis

Avis Rent A Car System, Inc. 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 nearly 1,900 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 2004 Brand Keys(R) Customer Loyalty Index. The company is part of Cendant Car Rental Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD) , a diversified global provider of business and consumer services primarily within the real estate and travel sectors. For more information visit http://www.avis.com/ or http://www.cendant.com/media.

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