Thrifty Car Rental and Expedia Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

TULSA, Okla., July 31 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), today announced the expansion of its existing relationship with Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE). Under the multi-year agreement, Thrifty Car Rental will join the Expedia(R) Preferred Rental Car Program on Expedia.com(R) and Expedia.ca(TM), where Expedia customers will continue to receive Thrifty's best rates on car rentals.

By joining the Expedia Preferred Rental Car Program, Thrifty Car Rental can effectively expand its presence in the online environment and reach Expedia's more than 22 million unique visitors per month. The agreement will provide Expedia customers with a full array of vehicles from the more than 1,000 Thrifty Car Rental locations in the U.S., Canada and around the world.

"Expedia is a premier online destination for consumers interested in a broad inventory of travel products at a great price," said Charlie Coniglio, vice president of E-commerce and Global Distribution for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. "As a value brand servicing both leisure and business customers, Thrifty Car Rental is perfectly suited to satisfy the different needs of the Expedia customer."

"Expedia welcomes Thrifty Car Rental to the Preferred Partner Program and looks forward to creating an unparalleled opportunity for Thrifty to reach a larger audience of travelers online than anywhere else," said Lloyd Johnson, senior vice president, Transport & Tour, Expedia. "It is through strong business relationships like this partnership with Thrifty that Expedia is able to offer travelers the very best prices on an unmatched selection of travel products."

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travelers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also provides in-destination concierge service and activity desks for travelers. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com(R), hotels.com(R), Hotwire(R), Egencia(TM) (formerly Expedia Corporate Travel), TripAdvisor(R), Expedia Local Expert(TM), Classic Vacations(R) and eLong(TM). Expedia, Inc.'s companies operate more than 60 global points of sale in more than 40 countries, with sites in North America, South America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Expedia, Inc. is a component of the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit http://www.expediainc.com/ (Nasdaq: EXPE).

About Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers from more than 1,028 locations in 68 countries. For more information, visit http://www.thrifty.com or http://www.dtag.com.

SOURCE Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

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