Entrepreneur Names Budget Best Car Rental Value

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced that its Budget Business Program for small and midsize businesses has been named “Best Car Rental Value” in the 2006 Business Travel Awards presented by Entrepreneur magazine. The Business Travel Awards, now in its 13th year, are presented to travel suppliers that provide the most value to small companies — in terms of the best products/services at affordable prices.

The Budget Business Program, which launched last July, was selected as this year’s car rental winner because it offers, “the freshest approach to small and midsize-business car rentals in years — a $2 per day rebate,” according to Entrepreneur. “What we like best about the Budget Business Program is that businesses can earn a discount without giving up the perks and convenience of a full-service car rental company.”

In addition to cash back, small and midsize businesses enrolled in Budget Business also benefit from discounted rates, a dedicated account services team, Budget’s presence at major airports and local markets in the United States, frequent flier miles at airport locations, low mileage vehicles and 24-hour roadside assistance. The program is also open to drivers age 21 and over and travelers enjoy complimentary membership in the Fastbreak program — the Budget express rental service — and “Rapid Return” so that customers can return their cars and obtain receipts without ever visiting the counter.

“The Budget Business Program has been well-received by our customers — and that’s because we offer small businesses the product and services they want like Budget’s low everyday prices and on-airport presence at all major U.S. airports, plus a cash rebate,” stated Scott Deaver, executive vice president of marketing for Cendant Car Rental Group, parent of Budget. “We are proud to accept this award from Entrepreneur magazine, a publication that small business owners hold in such high regard.”

Enrollment in Budget Business is free and simple. For more information on the program or to enroll, visit http://www.budget.com/bizprogram, call 1-800-822-7379, or contact a local travel professional.

For the complete story and listing, pick up a copy of the April 2006 issue of Entrepreneur magazine or visit the web at http://www.entrepreneur.com/worklife/travel.

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About Budget

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. is the owner and franchiser of one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with more than 1,800 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The company also operates Budget Truck Rental and 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 travel and real estate sectors. For further information visit http://www.budget.com/ or http://www.cendant.com/media.

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