Avis Budget Group has been selected as a Qualified Vendor by Choice Hotels International. The deal will see Avis and Budget named as preferred partners for hotel guests.
Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental will be promoted as preferred partner suppliers for Choice Hotels and the Choice Privileges rewards programme, which has more than 33 million members worldwide. The group says it will be able to promote its services and special offers to Choice guests.
Rick Summa, VP of procurement services at Choice Hotels International, said: “Like us, Avis Budget Group understands that every trip is important – whether it’s a long-awaited vacation or a last-minute business trip – and their industry-leading brands are known the world over.”
Stephen Wright, senior VP of global travel, partnerships and associations at Avis Budget Group, added: “Choice Hotels provides a range of high-quality options for travellers around the globe and has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most successful hotel companies. Marketing our products and services to their loyal customers across all their brands will help us capture incremental volume. We look forward to serving their customers’ mobility needs at Avis and Budget.”