updated 6/17/2011 7:16:32 AM ET 2011-06-17T11:16:32

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and VANCOUVER, B.C., June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) today announced that it has been selected as the "Best Corporate Car Rental Company" by Corporate Traveller, Flight Centre Limited's division of travel experts serving small and mid-sized businesses. The 2011 award honors Avis Budget Group for providing great synergy between the Company's sales team and corporate travel managers, excellent customer service to Canada-based small and mid-sized businesses and the industry's first smoke-free car rental fleet.

"Avis and Budget are world-class brands that appeal to small and mid-sized business travelers because we understand their needs and help them maximize their travel budgets," said Stephen Wright, vice president of global travel and partnership for Avis Budget Group. "Small and mid-sized businesses are a customer segment for both Avis and Budget, so we are very proud to receive such a distinguished honor from Corporate Traveller's experienced small-business travel consultants."

Avis Budget Group provides small and mid-sized businesses with discounted rates, opportunities to earn reward days, member-only deals and several billing options. In addition, Avis Budget Group has made significant advancements to provide a consistently outstanding rental experience to its small-business customers. The Company utilizes feedback systems such as Voice-of-the-Customer surveys that are aggregated and delivered to field location managers in real-time to enable immediate response to customer suggestions. This customer feedback led the Company to become the first in the industry to offer a 100 percent smoke-free rental fleet.

About Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Avis Budget Group is a leading vehicle rental operator in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions through its Avis and Budget brands. The Company also licenses its vehicle rental brands in more than 100 countries, enabling Avis and Budget to serve commercial and leisure travelers throughout the world.  Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has more than 21,000 employees.  For more information about Avis Budget Group, visit www.avisbudgetgroup.com.

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About Corporate Traveller

Flight Centre's corporate division, Corporate Traveller, is one of the world's leading travel managers for small to medium-sized businesses. Its brands include SBT Business Travel Solutions, Campus Travel (servicing academic and alumni travel needs), CIM Conference and Incentive Management and Stage & Screen Travel and Freight Services. For more information, visit www.corporatetraveller.ca.

About Flight Centre

Flight Centre Ltd. is a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets. The company operates 11 retail, corporate and wholesale brands internationally. The Flight Centre network spans Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Canada and the United States. With more than 1,700 shops in eight countries and a global staff of more than 12,000 team members, the Company is one of the fastest growing travel retailers in the industry.

CONTACT: Alice Pereira
         (973) 496-6113
         PR@avisbudget.com

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