Cendant Hotel Brands Offer Discounts to Amateur Sports Teams

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Amateur sports teams now qualify for discounted hotel rates at participating Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Travelodge®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Villager, Wingate Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® hotels worldwide
Teams and scouts may qualify for a 10 to 20 percent discount by calling Team Lodging at (877) 783-1490 to book advance rooms. Team Lodging is an independent firm composed of sports team specialists who have been retained by Cendant to administer this program. No minimum number of rooms is required, and guests may request late check-out, based on availability. For every booking of 11 rooms or more, teams will receive one room free.

Directories listing all participating hotels and rates as well as nearby restaurants and distances to nearby airports and sports venues have been distributed to colleges and amateur teams in the United States and Canada.

“We look forward to offering this special service to such a unique and valuable market segment,” said Bob Chafey, senior director of tour & travel sales for Cendant`s hotel group. “Sports teams now have the convenience of booking their entire traveling schedule in one phone call.”

The hotel group of Cendant Corporation [NYSE: CD] , based in Parsippany, N.J., is the world`s largest lodging franchisor with 6,599 open hotels representing 547,706 rooms on five continents under the Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Villager, Wingate Inn and AmeriHost Inn brands. All hotels are individually owned and operated under franchise agreements with Cendant subsidiaries.