Hilton Garden Inn Unlimited Budget Program

10th Jun 2003

Hilton Garden Inn® announced its participation in the Budget Rent A Car Unlimited Budget(SM) travel agent loyalty program. Starting today, travel agents who are members of Unlimited Budget have the opportunity to begin earning Unlimited Budget points for every qualified booking made at participating Hilton Garden Inn hotels.

Unlimited Budget is the Budget travel agent loyalty program that also allows travel agents to earn points for qualified Global Distribution Systems (GDS) bookings made with participating Hilton Garden Inn hotels. Points are awarded to participating travel agents based on completed car rentals and paid hotel stays and are accumulated on the Unlimited Budget stored value MasterCard® card. Once agents reach a 25-point threshold worth $25, the Unlimited Budget MasterCard is mailed to them with the money loaded—-and as more bookings are made, more points/cash are earned. This cash can then be used to make purchases anywhere MasterCard is accepted (excluding ATM withdrawals).

“The Hilton Garden Inn brand is excited to participate in the Unlimited Budget program,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “The travel agency community is among our most important travel partners and we hope this is one more way we can build on the relationships we have with travel agents.”
“At Budget, we are committed to offering programs and rewards for travel agents,” added Gerard Quirk, vice president global travel industry for Cendant Car Rental Group, the parent company of Budget. “And, we are proud to welcome another great Hilton brand into the Unlimited Budget program.”
Enrollment in Unlimited Budget is free, and is open to travel agents who are U.S. residents ages 18 and over. International hotels may participate; however, the agent member must reside in the U.S. Travel agents can start earning points the minute they join the program. To enroll in Unlimited Budget, travel agents should visit www.unlimitedbudget.com Hilton Garden Inn joins Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels that have been participating in the Unlimited Budget program since October 1999. For more information on Hilton Garden Inn and Unlimited Budget, visit www.hiltongardeninn.com/en/gi/promotions/unlimitedbudget.

About Unlimited Budget: Unlimited Budget is the premier travel agency loyalty program for Budget Rent A Car through which members can earn valuable reward points on all completed business and leisure car rental transactions worldwide. Members can also earn points for completed bookings with Budget hotel partners, including Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels.

With each booking, points are deposited in a special account in the travel agent`s name. Once a member has accumulated 25 points, the agent receives a free Unlimited Budget stored value MasterCard® loaded with $25 that can be used to make purchases anywhere MasterCard is accepted (excluding ATM withdrawals). Additional credits are automatically deposited with each completed booking.


About Budget: Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. is the owner and franchiser of one of the world`s best-known car rental brands with more than 1,900 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), a diversified global provider of business and consumer services primarily within the travel and real estate sectors. For further information visit www.budget.com or www.cendant.com/media.

About Hilton Garden Inn: Hilton Garden Inn, the upscale mid-priced brand targeted to today`s growing segment of mid-market travelers, is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.

For more information on Hilton Garden Inn hotels or to make reservations, visit www.hiltongardeninn.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.




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