Press Release


PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 8, 2009 - Heading to the United Kingdom for Wimbledon or to South Africa for the international soccer tournament? Planning to visit Israel? Avis Rent A Car today announced that customers traveling to Europe, Israel and South Africa can now save up to 20 percent on rentals of three days or longer.

"This time of year is perfect for traveling abroad," said Kaye Ceille, senior vice president of global travel and partnership sales for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis. "We're pleased to bring renters in Europe, Israel and South Africa the freedom to explore these destinations in a more affordable and enjoyable fashion."

The promotion is open to U.S. and Canada residents and is valid at participating locations in Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and South Africa. Customers must reference Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number G026200 when making a reservation on or AWD number D808300 when reserving a vehicle via the Avis Reservation Center at 1-800-331-1084 or a local travel professional. Reservations must be made on or before June 5, 2009 and rentals must begin on or before June 30, 2009. This offer is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. For full terms and conditions of this promotion, visit

To make a reservation, visit, contact the Avis Reservation Center at 1-800-331-1084 or contact a local travel professional.

About Avis Avis is one of the world's leading rental car brands with approximately 5,100 locations in more than 160 countries.

Avis is operated in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and the Caribbean by Avis Budget Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (, with approximately 2,200 locations. Avis is operated in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia by Avis Europe plc ( and its subsidiaries under an exclusive license of Avis Budget Group, Inc. The two companies share technology and marketing initiatives and collaborate to provide a seamless Avis rental experience to consumers and businesses around the world, backed by the renowned Avis "We Try Harder" customer service.