Sep 2, 2008
Savvy travelers know that making reservations well in advance is one way to save money on travel, but how can you ensure that you won’t miss out on a better price that might be offered before it’s time to depart?
Now, Budget customers can make sure they receive instant notification whenever a special promotional price is offered that might help save money on Budget car rentals, through a new technology extension of Budget.com called “RSS.”
RSS, which stands for "Really Simple Syndication," is a way to distribute online information in real time. Budget customers can set up the Budget RSS feed on whatever home page they use for their other information needs and receive instant alerts for any special pricing offers from Budget for any three travel destinations. When the customer sees a better rate for a planned trip in the RSS feed window, they can just click on the link and be taken directly to budget.com to change their reservation and lock in the extra savings.
“We’ve worked hard to make budget.com the top rated Web site in our industry for the best customer experience with the reservation process,” said John Peebles, vice president of online marketing at Avis Budget Group, Inc., parent company of Budget. “Now, by simply setting up a Budget RSS feed, Budget customers don’t have to come back to the site over and over again to check for better rates.”
The Budget RSS feed is user-friendly, free of charge, and only takes a moment to subscribe. Customers can select three travel destinations to monitor for special deals using their favorite RSS feed reader. These destinations can be changed as often as desired. To subscribe, visit www.budget.com/rss.
“Many Budget customers may travel frequently to a given destination, either for business or family or other reasons,” said Mr. Peebles. “For those with flexibility in scheduling these trips, the Budget RSS feed allows them to plan their travel for times when they know they can get a great rate on their Budget car.”
Budget Rent A Car System, Inc., celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008, is the owner and franchiser of one of the world's best-known car rental brands. Budget has more than 1,900 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region. The company also operates Budget Truck Rental and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For further information, visit budget.com.
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