May 7, 2011
Dear Rush Members,
Rush Travel is proud to announce the appointment of Avis & Budget as our preferred ground transportation provider.
After extensive review and negotiations, we are confident that Avis & Budget are a perfect fit for providing outstanding customer service for Rush partners alongside some unbeatable capped prices. We are still in the process of building a website for Rush Travel, which is expected to launch on May 15th, which is the same day our Avis/Budget rates are officially in effect.
Rush is committed to spending $500,000 a year with Avis and/or Budget. If we fail to reach this amount, our rates will go up. If we surpass it, we will negotiate even better rates next year. This is why it’s such an asset that all Rush members book through Avis/Budget.
Every Rush member will be able to create a profile on a member exclusive booking site, provided by Avis/Budget. Upon account creation, each member will receive their own AWD & BCD number which will be automatically populated when a user is logged in to make a reservation – it will be easy, user friendly, and Rush exclusive!
When you travel using a Rush Avis/Budget number, you will always pay the absolute minimum rate published – the rates we are contracted with are a ceiling amount, meaning they are the absolute highest amount a Rush member will ever pay. If a promotion offers a lower rate, Rush members will pay lower fee.
Tim Schulz, President & C.E.O.