PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avis Budget Group and Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of a multi-year partnership agreement, making Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental exclusive partners of the newly re-imagined Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program. The new agreement expands the existing relationship between the two companies.
Wyndham Rewards members now earn double the points previously earned per day on eligible Avis and Budget rentals — 100 points daily — while receiving greater access to money-saving offers. Members also have the option of converting Wyndham Rewards points to rental certificates, starting with as few as 6,500 points.
“Wyndham Rewards is all about simplicity, generosity and rewarding those who’ve earned it,” said Noah Brodsky, senior vice president of worldwide loyalty and engagement at Wyndham Hotel Group. “With great vehicles, thousands of locations globally and now double the points, Avis and Budget are the perfect fit for our members.”
“The new Wyndham Rewards program makes it easier than ever for members to earn and redeem points for meaningful rewards,” said Tom Villani, vice president, global travel and partnerships, Avis Budget Group. “We’re thrilled that Wyndham Rewards has selected Avis Budget Group as its exclusive car rental provider. The expanded relationship will help generate incremental rental volume while giving Wyndham Rewards members an even more rewarding rental experience.”
To celebrate the expanded partnership, now through the end of the year, Wyndham Rewards members can receive up to 30 percent off all eligible Avis and Budget rentals, plus a bonus of 750 to 1,000 Wyndham Rewards points, depending on their Wyndham Rewards status. Bonus points are in addition to the standard 100 points earned daily. For full promotion details, as well as terms and conditions, visit www.wyndhamrewards.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 900,000 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.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
CONTACT: Alice Pereira Avis Budget Group (973) 496-3916 PR@avisbudget.com Rob Myers Wyndham Hotel Group (973) 753-6590 Rob.Myers@wyn.com