PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, a leading global provider of mobility solutions, today announced that Unlimited Rewards®, the Company's loyalty program for travel professionals, has once again been selected as a Gold Magellan Award Winner by Travel Weekly. The Magellan Awards honor the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the program has earned gold.
"Twenty years ago, we launched the first rental car loyalty program designed specifically for travel professionals and since then, we've grown the program to include more than a dozen travel brands through which agents can earn dollar rewards," said Stephen Wright, senior vice president, global travel, partnerships and associations, Avis Budget Group. "We're proud of our hard work, but more so, we're humbled that travel professionals continue to turn to Unlimited Rewards as their loyalty program of choice. We're honored to be recognized by our travel industry peers."
Unlimited Rewards members earn valuable rewards on Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental transactions in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand; and Avis Car Rental transactions in select European countries, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition, Unlimited Rewards can be earned for completed bookings through the Carey International portfolio of transportation services, including Carey and Embarque, as well as Hilton brands and properties around the globe. These include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio — Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. On a monthly basis, dollar rewards are loaded onto a Unlimited Rewards prepaid debit card that agents can use to make purchases anywhere the card is accepted.
Enrollment in Unlimited Rewards is free and is open to travel professionals who are residents of the United States and Canada, age 18 and over. For more information on Unlimited Rewards, visit www.unlimited-rewards.com.
About Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 11,000 rental locations in approximately 180 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than one million 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.
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