Holiday Autos USA Finds Travelers the Best Deals on Rental Cars in Europe; World’s Leading Leisure Rental Car Broker Brings Award Winning Service to United States; Poll Reveals Top Five Iconic European Drives

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 24, 2006–Holiday Autos (, the UK-based company that revolutionized the car rental industry by introducing the first pre-paid, fully inclusive car rental package product in the European market, has launched in the United States. With more than 18 years experience, and strong supplier relationships with many of Europe’s leading rental car companies, Holiday Autos has expanded its global reach and will now be able to address the growing demand for European rental cars for U.S. customers traveling overseas.

“We are passionate about giving our customers freedom when they travel abroad,” said Stacey Bernhard, general manager, Holiday Autos USA. “With a Holiday Autos rental, and the travel tools that we offer, our customers have what they need to customize their vacation.”

Holiday Autos is an opaque, pre-paid car rental broker that offers customers discounted pricing on a full range of economy to luxury rental cars across Europe. U.S. customers will have the opportunity to book car rentals in Europe’s top destinations, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom with more destinations scheduled.

The company works with 160 car rental suppliers globally including Alamo, National, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, and Thrifty in addition to well established and reputable local car hire companies.

Holiday Autos provides daily price monitoring to ensure competitive pricing on daily and weekly rentals to all destinations, and has sales and customer service agents available 24/7 to assist our customers before, during, and after their travels.

Where to Hit the Road in Europe

A poll of Holiday Autos customers in the United Kingdom earlier this year revealed their opinions on the five most iconic drives across Europe. Those included:

    --  Through the Austrian Alps from Grenoble

    --  Majorca (Spain's Balearic islands) down the west coast

    --  Spain, Madrid to Barcelona

    --  Italy, Venice to Tuscany

    --  Scottish Highlands

“Europe’s roads are perfect for exploration,” Bernhard said. “We hope snap surveys like this will encourage travelers to get away from the crowds and really explore all that the continent has to offer.”

About Holiday Autos

Holiday Autos arranges low cost car rental for nearly one million global customers every year, accepting bookings both directly from consumers and via travel agents. As a broker business, Holiday Autos works with leading suppliers in each destination served to ensure high standards of service and safety at competitive prices to more than 4,000 destinations worldwide. The Holiday Autos group has sales agents in 23 countries, and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Holiday Autos is part of the Sabre Holdings’ (NYSE:TSG) global family of travel brands that also includes Travelocity,, and

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SOURCE: Holiday Autos

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