TULSA, Okla. and CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) today announced it has extended its agreement with Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) to distribute its Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental brands through the Orbitz family of sites until the end of 2014.
"Since joining the program earlier this year, we have been extremely pleased with the reservation volume our brands have received from Orbitz, said Scott Thompson, president and CEO of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. "We think our value brands are perfectly aligned with Orbitz's customer base, and we look forward to a long, productive relationship."
"The addition of the Dollar and Thrifty brands to our distribution has greatly improved our product offering in the car rental space, particularly for our value-seeking customers. We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Dollar Thrifty which has become a very valuable partner for Orbitz," said Mike Nelson, president, partner services of Orbitz Worldwide.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is 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 over 80 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have over 600 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 6,000 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an expanding international franchise network. For additional information, visit www.dtag.com or the brand sites at www.dollar.com and www.thrifty.com.
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.
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SOURCE Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.