Dollar and Thrifty Named Best Domestic Car Rental Companies by Readers of Travel Trade Magazine

Tulsa, Okla., // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, subsidiaries of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) were recently voted Best Domestic Car Rental Companies by Travel Trade magazine in the publication's first-ever Reader's Choice Awards.

The survey, advertised in the September and October 2008 issues of Travel Trade, asked readers to vote for their favorite supplier partners. More than 3,000 travel agents from across the country participated from among the magazine's 45,000 readers. The results were revealed in the December 15, 2008 issue of the magazine. The readers who responded offered comments about airlines, car rental companies, hotels, resorts and spas, cruise lines and ships, destinations and theme parks.

"The travel agent community has always been and will always be a vital partner to Dollar Thrifty," said Scott Thompson, President and CEO of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. "The travel agent industry has gone through a number of dramatic changes this past decade, but it has adapted and remains a significant player in the travel industry. The one constant has always been the loyalty of travel agents to our brands. Thank you, travel agents, for this honor."

About Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Driven by the mission "Value Every Time," the Company's brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value- conscious travelers in approximately 70 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have over 800 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada, operating in virtually all of the top U.S. and Canadian airport markets. The Company's approximately 7,000 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an expanding international franchise network.

About Travel Trade Magazine

In 2009, Travel Trade celebrates 80 years as the most reliable and trusted brand for leisure travel industry news. Agents rely on Travel Trade to keep them up to date on the latest news and trends. For 80 years, Travel Trade has been agents' first choice for news, special supplements and research.

SOURCE Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

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