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Thrifty Car Rental Offers Best Western Gold Crown Club® International Members Triple Points

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Chris Payne
chris.payne@dtag.com
(918) 669-2236

Tulsa, Okla., January 15, 2007Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) will offer members of Best Western’s Gold Crown Club® International (GCCI) loyalty program, triple points on qualifying rentals from January 15 through April 15, 2007.

Gold Crown Club members who rent from one of the following car classes for two days or more will receive 3,000 Points – triple the normal 1,000 points per rental.   Rentals must be booked on Thrifty.com via the “Partner Specials” page.

  • Premium (Chrysler Pacifica or similar)
  • Luxury (Chrysler 300 Touring or similar)
  • Convertible (Chrysler Sebring convertible or similar)
  • Minivan (Dodge Caravan or similar)
  • SUV (Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar)

GCCI members can also earn 250 Gold Crown Club points when they park three times during a 12-month period at participating Thrifty Airport Parking locations.  Many locations offer auto detailing and valet parking. Some limitations may apply.  For more information on parking at Thrifty, please visit www.thrifty.com/parking.

To receive Gold Crown Club points, members should request them at the time of rental or when parking, and provide their membership number.   A hotel stay is not required.  Some limitations may apply.

Best Western’s Gold Crown Club loyalty program is one of the industry’s few truly international travel clubs.   Members across the globe can earn points towards an extensive array of product and service awards – including Global Free Room Nights with no blackout dates; dining, shopping, and entertainment gift certificates; as well as airline miles – at Best Western hotels around the world.  Gold Crown Club members earn 10 points per U.S. dollar (or comparable in other currencies) spent on qualified room rates.  Members can also receive points by using the services of GCCI preferred retail partners.  For more information or to enroll in the program, visit www.goldcrownclub.com or call 1-800-237-8483.

Best Western International is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to 4,200 independently owned and operated member hotels in 80 countries and territories worldwide.  Founded in 1946, this iconic brand is host to approximately 400,000 worldwide guests each night. A pioneer within the industry, Best Western is recognized for its distinctive member-owned business model and diverse hotel portfolio.   The company continues to innovate and enhance both the business and leisure travel experience.  For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.

About Thrifty Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers from more than 1,028 locations in 68 countries. For additional information, visit www.dtag.com or www.thrifty.com .