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Budget Rent A Car is First Major International Car Rental Brand in Vietnam
Parsippany, NJ Oct 2, 2008 -

Budget Rent A Car recently announced its entrance into Vietnam as the first international standard car rental brand to open operations in the country.  In addition to a clean, well-maintained late-model vehicle, Budget Vietnam provides each customer with a well-trained professional local driver who will function as a traveling concierge, with fluent English-language skills and knowledge of the immediate region.

Budget Vietnam offers customers a variety of vehicles including the Toyota Camry and Innova, Ford Everest and Escape, Mercedes-Benz E200, Porsche Cayenne, as well as five and eleven passenger vans.  Vehicles feature amenities such as a mobile phone, international newspapers and magazines, chilled water and towels and 24-hour customer service. Located at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport and area hotels, Budget Vietnam is operated by The Gannon Group under license from Budget Rent A Car.  The Gannon Group has many years of experience offering a variety of services in Vietnam.

“Vietnam is a rapidly growing tourism destination with over 2 million visitors in the first half of 2008,” said Patric Siniscalchi, executive vice president of international operations at Avis Budget Group.  “These statistics show that the time is perfect to expand Budget’s international portfolio and become the first international car rental operation in Vietnam.  We encourage our customers to add Vietnam to their list of travel destinations, and Vietnam travelers to join us for a world-class experience at budget-friendly prices.”

To make a reservation with Budget Vietnam visit www.budget.com.vn or contact the Reservation Center at 1-800-472-3325.

About Budget
Budget is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008 as one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,400 locations in more than 125 counties.  Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR), which operates and franchises the brand throughout the world.  For further information, visit www.budget.com.

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