Ramada Stay Earns Free Flights

PARSIPPANY, N.J 01-16-2003—Ramada hotels and MasterCard® have teamed up to give weary travelers a little something back this winter: free air fare and a chance to win some cash.

Travelers who book and complete a two-night midweek stay at a Ramada hotel now through April 10 and pay using their MasterCard can receive a certificate for a free companion flight within the continental U.S. (Midweek is Sunday through Thursday. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply in use of free companion certificate. Travel must be completed by Jan. 16, 2004.)

In addition, consumers can enter the $50,000 Ramada A Very Good Place To Be Sweepstakes online at www.ramada.com, where they can also check the latest specials, deals and get the guaranteed best available rates anywhere on the Internet for Ramada hotels. (No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes, which ends March 27. Sweepstakes is offered in conjunction with other companies through different Web sites.)

Ramada Franchise Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), is a mid-to upper-mid market chain of 971 Ramada Limited, Inn and Plaza Hotel properties throughout the United States and Canada. Reservations can be made by calling, toll-free, (800) 2-RAMADA or online at www.ramada.com.