DOLLAR(R) Named 'Best Car Rental Agency' by Readers of Latin Trade Magazine

DOLLAR(R) Named 'Best Car Rental Agency' by Readers of Latin Trade Magazine

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 20 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Dollar Rent A Car, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), was named "Best Car Rental Agency" in Latin Trade magazine's "Best of Latin America" Readers Choice Poll.

The results of the survey were revealed in the January/February 2008 issue of Latin Trade based on a two-month online survey conducted from among the magazine's more than 350,000 monthly readers. The 1,203 readers who responded offered comments about airlines, car rental companies, hotels and restaurants in the region.

DOLLAR(R) ranked No. 1 in overall results of the eight car rental companies that made the list, scoring 8.54 on a scale of 1-10. Factors considered in the rankings were rates, reliability, service/courtesy, speed of check-in/check-out and vehicle selection. DOLLAR(R) scored highest in three of the five categories -- rates, service and speed of service.

"The survey is conducted in the same manner as the well-known travel surveys in Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, only Latin Trade focused specifically on business travel needs in the Americas," said Santiago Fittipaldi, editor-in-chief of Latin Trade magazine.

"We are grateful to our Latin American customers and highly value their business," said Gary Paxton, President and CEO of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. "We strive to provide great service and value to all of our customers, wherever they choose to visit us. We look forward to being #1 on Latin Trade's ranking of car rental companies again next year."

About Latin Trade magazine

Latin Trade is Latin America's leading international business magazine. For 15 years, the award-winning editorial team has provided more than 350,000 readers with a global perspective on corporate developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin Trade is the only pan-regional business magazine published in Spanish, Portuguese and English. For more information, visit

About Dollar Rent A Car

Dollar has more than 535 worldwide locations in 48 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 250 in the United States. Dollar serves the value-conscious traveler and is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. For additional information, visit or

SOURCE: Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.



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