Photo via Raysonho/Wikimedia

Photo via Raysonho/Wikimedia

Avis Budget Group has been selected as a qualified vendor by Choice Hotels International Inc. Choice Hotels franchises approximately 6,500 properties representing more than 500,000 rooms worldwide across 11 brands.

Under the multi-year agreement, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental have been named the preferred car rental partners for Choice Hotels and the Choice Privileges rewards program, which has more than 33 million members worldwide. Avis and Budget will promote their products, services, and offers to Choice's customers and franchisees and be featured across Choice Hotels' varied marketing channels, according to the company.

"Choice Hotels provides a range of high-quality options for travelers around the globe and has grown to become one of the world's largest and most successful hotel companies," said Stephen Wright, senior vice president, global travel, partnerships and associations, Avis Budget Group. "Marketing our products and services to their loyal customers across all their brands will help us capture incremental volume. We look forward to serving their customers' mobility needs at Avis and Budget."

"Like us, Avis Budget Group understands that every trip is important, whether it's a long-awaited vacation or a last-minute business trip, and their industry-leading brands are known the world over," said Rick Summa, vice president of procurement services, Choice Hotels International. "We're proud to select Avis Budget Group as our qualified vendor for mobility solutions and add Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental to our business roster."