Cendant Franchised Hotels Now Represented on WorldRes

Parsippany, NJ 05-16-2002—Cendant Corporation`s hotel group today announced that more than 6,500 of its franchised Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Travelodge®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Villager, Wingate Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® hotels now are represented on the WorldRes.comTM Internet hotel reservation and distribution network.

Consumers booking accommodations on WorldRes-powered Web sites can check rates and rooms availability for Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Villager, Wingate Inn and AmeriHost Inn hotels with up-to-the-moment accuracy. WorldRes connects hotels with call centers, travel agents and online travel distributors including Internet booking sites.

“Cendant`s agreement with WorldRes will provide our hotels with additional booking opportunities,” said Peter Strebel, senior vice president, sales & marketing, for Cendant`s hotel group. “This is a great opportunity for Cendant to take advantage of WorldRes` fantastic distribution system.”

WorldRes.com is a leading online hotel reservation network representing more than 30,000 hotels. The network includes some 2,000 Web distribution partners, travel agents and global distribution systems. WorldRes.com also owns and operates PlacesToStay.com, BedandBreakfast.com and DiscountPlaces.com. Founded in 1995, WorldRes.com is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., with global offices in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

“At WorldRes, we continue to offer the most diverse group of properties across our network,” said Don Smith, WorldRes vice president of sales. “We are proud to offer more than 30,000 lodging options to worldwide customers.”