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Dollar Rent A Car And Thrifty Car Rental Join Best Western Gold Crown Club® International Program, Offer Points with Every Rental


Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Chris Payne
(918) 669-2236

Tulsa, Okla., November 7, 2006Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, subsidiaries of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) are laying out the welcome mat and putting on the porch light for members of Best Western's Gold Crown International (GCCI) loyalty program®.

Effective November 2, Dollar and Thrifty will join the hotel chain’s frequency club as preferred partners, offering Gold Crown Club members 1,000 points per rental at all participating Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental locations worldwide. To receive GCCI points, members will need to request them at the time of rental and provide their membership number. A hotel stay is not required to earn GCCI points at Dollar and Thrifty. Some limitations may apply.

“Dollar and Thrifty’s relationship with Best Western is such a natural one, I’m surprised it hasn’t happened before now,” said Brian Carpenter, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Advertising for Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental. “All three brands have a welcoming attitude, and are focused on providing travelers around the globe with the best value, quality and superior customer service. I can think of no better match for value-driven customers.”

In addition, GCCI members may earn points when they park at any one of 24 Thrifty Car Rental airport locations. Members who park three times at participating Thrifty Airport Parking facilities within a 12-month period will receive 250 points. Some limitations may apply. Many locations also offer amenities such as auto detailing and valet parking. For more information on parking at Thrifty, visit .

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 equivalent 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 or call 1-800-237-8483.

About Best Western International
Best Western International is celebrating its 60th Anniversary as a membership association of independently owned and operated hotels that provide marketing, reservations and operational support to its members. Growing from a string of roadside motels starting in 1946 Long Beach, Calif., to THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN® with 4,200 hotels in 80 countries, Best Western is one of the industry's most endearing iconic brands. For more information, please visit

About Dollar Rent A Car
Dollar has more than 535 worldwide locations in 25 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 250 in the United States. Dollar serves the value-conscious traveler and is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Okla.

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 or .