Thrifty Car Rental Enhances Features of Thrifty.com Web Site; Booking Online Has Never Been Easier

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Thrifty Car Rental

    TULSA, Okla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Thrifty Car Rental launched a
 revamped web site today that offers powerful Internet technology to consumers
 and travel professionals, making it easier than ever to rent a car online with
 the company.
     The enhancements to Thrifty.com include:
     --  A time saving 5-step booking process that allows users to view rates
         at one time for all available car types;
     --  The ability to select optional equipment such as ski racks, cell
         phones and child safety seats, among other options;
     --  Calculation of estimated total charges (including local taxes,
         surcharges and airport fees);
     --  The capability to change or cancel a reservation that was made
         previously;
     --  The option to book one-way rentals (where available);
     --  E-mail confirmation of the completed transaction;
     --  Driving directions and printable maps from Mapquest(TM);
     --  The ability to view Thrifty.com in English or French; and
     --  Personalized service for Blue Chip Express Rental Program(R) members.
         Members who provide their Blue Chip account number and password at the
         time of booking can speed through the process because many of the
         field selections are automatically populated based on the profile the
         customer has on file with Thrifty.
 
     "As the technology surrounding the Internet continues to improve and
 people become more familiar with the technology, it's a prime opportunity for
 us to offer a streamlined and more powerful Thrifty.com," said Brian
 Carpenter, V.P. of Sales, Marketing and Advertising for Thrifty Car Rental.
 "Consumers will find the enhancements easy to use and definitely beneficial."
     Customers who supply a valid e-mail address will receive a confirmation
 e-mail, complete with their personalized transaction information.  Customers
 are also prompted to enter their credit card information using the most secure
 128-bit encryption technology currently available.
     Thrifty Car Rental, with its affiliate Thrifty Car Sales, is a subsidiary
 of Thrifty, Inc.  Thrifty Car Rental is one of the world's largest car rental
 franchise networks, consisting of more than 1,300 locations in 58 countries
 around the world.  Thrifty Car Sales is a franchised retail used car sales
 network of nearly 60 dealers, with plans for as many as 300 U.S. locations by
 2005.  Thrifty, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.
 (NYSE:   DTG).
 
 

SOURCE Thrifty Car Rental
    TULSA, Okla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Thrifty Car Rental launched a
 revamped web site today that offers powerful Internet technology to consumers
 and travel professionals, making it easier than ever to rent a car online with
 the company.
     The enhancements to Thrifty.com include:
     --  A time saving 5-step booking process that allows users to view rates
         at one time for all available car types;
     --  The ability to select optional equipment such as ski racks, cell
         phones and child safety seats, among other options;
     --  Calculation of estimated total charges (including local taxes,
         surcharges and airport fees);
     --  The capability to change or cancel a reservation that was made
         previously;
     --  The option to book one-way rentals (where available);
     --  E-mail confirmation of the completed transaction;
     --  Driving directions and printable maps from Mapquest(TM);
     --  The ability to view Thrifty.com in English or French; and
     --  Personalized service for Blue Chip Express Rental Program(R) members.
         Members who provide their Blue Chip account number and password at the
         time of booking can speed through the process because many of the
         field selections are automatically populated based on the profile the
         customer has on file with Thrifty.
 
     "As the technology surrounding the Internet continues to improve and
 people become more familiar with the technology, it's a prime opportunity for
 us to offer a streamlined and more powerful Thrifty.com," said Brian
 Carpenter, V.P. of Sales, Marketing and Advertising for Thrifty Car Rental.
 "Consumers will find the enhancements easy to use and definitely beneficial."
     Customers who supply a valid e-mail address will receive a confirmation
 e-mail, complete with their personalized transaction information.  Customers
 are also prompted to enter their credit card information using the most secure
 128-bit encryption technology currently available.
     Thrifty Car Rental, with its affiliate Thrifty Car Sales, is a subsidiary
 of Thrifty, Inc.  Thrifty Car Rental is one of the world's largest car rental
 franchise networks, consisting of more than 1,300 locations in 58 countries
 around the world.  Thrifty Car Sales is a franchised retail used car sales
 network of nearly 60 dealers, with plans for as many as 300 U.S. locations by
 2005.  Thrifty, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.
 (NYSE:   DTG).
 
 SOURCE  Thrifty Car Rental