Aug 22, 2005
Cendant Car Rental Group, Inc., owner of Avis Rent A Car System, Inc. and Budget Rent A Car System, Inc., today announced that John Turato, vice president of technology, has been elected chair of the OpenTravelTM Alliance (OTA). He succeeds Mike Kistner. Turato previously served as a member of the OTA board of directors for four years.
“We are committed to providing our customers with tools and services that are OTA compliant,” said Mary LeBlanc, senior vice president and chief information officer for Cendant Car Rental Group. “John Turato’s appointment to OTA chair is a testament to his vision and dedication to high industry standards.”
The Open Travel Alliance is dedicated to the creation, expansion and adoption of open universal data specifications empowering the travel industry to take full advantage of eCommerce opportunities. The OTA’s mission is to transform the travel industry into one global supermarket of products and services. This will be realized through development of a commonly accepted communications process using XML.
About the Cendant Car Rental Group
Cendant Car Rental Group, Inc., subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), is the largest car rental company serving North America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Through its subsidiaries and franchisees, the company operates the Avis Rent A Car system, the industry leader in customer service, and the Budget Rent A Car system, the leading value-oriented rental car brand. For more information about Avis and Budget, visit www.avis.com and www.budget.com.
Senior Associate, Public Relations
Cendant Car Rental Group
6 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
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