Franchise Services of North America Inc. Announces Auto Rental Distribution Deal with Orbitz Worldwide for the U-Save Brand

Franchise Services of North America Inc. announced Feb. 13 that it has entered into an auto rental distribution agreement for its U-Save brand with Orbitz Worldwide.

The agreement enables U-Save's inventory of rental cars to be displayed on the company's Orbitz and CheapTickets Web sites in North America.

Beginning in February 2009, U-Save will display rates and take reservations for rentals at its airport locations across the United States and Canada.

"It is always exciting to welcome new auto rental suppliers who want to work with Orbitz Worldwide and help them build their business and presence in the markets they serve," said Steve Praven, vice president, Air and Car Rental Supply, Orbitz Worldwide. "With an average of more than 14 million monthly unique users(1) coming to our websites globally in 2008, we believe that we can create the connections with our customers that brands like U-Save desire."

"We are pleased that the U-Save brand will shortly begin displaying rates and receiving reservations from Orbitz and Cheaptickets.com," said Bob Barton, COO, Franchise Services of North America Inc. "Orbitz Worldwide's brands in North America are recognized as some of the largest providers of online travel reservations and we believe our franchisees, which have traditionally been low-cost providers, will benefit from the addition of these distribution channels, in terms of reservation delivery and customer exposure."

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