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Budget Offers Money-Saving Deal for Popular Ski Destinations
Parsippany, NJ Oct 26, 2004 -

States west of the Mississippi River will once again be popular U.S. destinations for skiers, as evidenced by a recent survey conducted by Yahoo! Travel and Budget Rent A Car. Sixty two percent of people surveyed indicate that they are planning a ski trip this winter, with 18% planning to visit the Rocky Mountains/Central region of the United States. Nine percent plan to ski on the West coast and another nine percent in Canada. New England destinations were chosen by six percent of people surveyed and the Northeast came in at five percent.

Consistent with this finding, Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced the launch of the Budget Ski promotion. Now through April 30, 2005, in addition to unlimited mileage, customers can choose from one of the following money-saving offers:

  • $50 off the weekly rental of a sport utility vehicle, plus a free ski rack

  • $25 off a compact through full-size weekly rental, with a free ski rack and a free upgrade

  • Up to $20 off a weekend rental of a sport utility vehicle, plus a free ski rack

  • Up to $20 off a compact through full-size weekend rental, with a free ski rack and a free upgrade

This promotion is valid at participating Budget Ski locations in California, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon and Washington and participating locations in Canada.

Blackout dates apply. For complete details, including terms and conditions of the promotion, visit budget.com/ski.

To make a reservation and obtain the free upgrade coupon, customers can visit budget.com/ski or call 800-222-6772 and mention BCD U032105; or contact a local travel agent and mention BCD U032104.

Survey results are based on 3,391 respondents. The data was collected online at travel.yahoo.com between September 30, 2005 and October 13, 2005.

About Budget

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. is the owner and franchiser of one of the world's best-known car rental brands with more than 1,900 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), a diversified global provider of business and consumer services primarily within the travel and real estate sectors. For further information visit budget.com or cendant.com/media.

Alice Pereira
Senior Associate, Public Relations
Cendant Car Rental Group
6 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054

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