Get the Most Out of Your European Vacation Dollar With Budget Car Rental

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the present currency exchange rates, the U.S. dollar is stronger than normal. For many, that makes this summer the ideal time to go on that eagerly awaited European family vacation. Budget Car Rental urges those planning to visit Europe to book reservations early to ensure vehicle availability and obtain the most value.

"This is a great time to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate and take in the rich cultures that Europe has to offer," said Larry De Shon, president, International, Avis Budget Group. "Budget provides conveniently located facilities at airports and metropolitan areas, quality vehicles and great service to make this summer vacation one to remember."

Examples of quality Budget vehicles available at some of Europe's popular destinations include:

  • France: Drive to Nice in a premium sedan such as the Mercedes C-Class, and take in the fresh Mediterranean air, the vibrant markets and diverse restaurants that the capital of the French Riviera has to offer.
  • Germany: Visit Linderhof Palace by car in a Volkswagen Passat Variant. The full-size passenger van offers plenty of space for the family and their belongings so that everyone arrives at the former home of King Ludwig II comfortably.
  • Spain: Rent a Skoda Octavia station wagon and drive to Malaga to explore the birthplace of Picasso or Castillo de Gibralfaro, just a short drive away. The ruins of this castle lie on the slopes of Malaga Hill overlooking both the city and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
  • United Kingdom: Enjoy the ride down the Cornish coast in a premium Audi A4 Avant. The classy estate vehicle seats five comfortably in its spacious cabin.

Budget offers travelers to Europe vehicles to meet every rental need. The fleet consists of manual- and automatic-transmission vehicles. Customers also benefit from an array of optional products and services, including but not limited to, global positioning system (GPS) navigation devices, child safety seats, vehicle damage coverage options and personal property protection packages.

About Budget

Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,650 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For further information, visit

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Source: Budget Car Rental