Visitors to the Caribbean Can Fully Enjoy the Island Experience With the Perfect Vehicle From Budget Car Rental

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whether travelers are preparing for a business trip, planning a romantic honeymoon or enjoying a family vacation to the Caribbean, they have the opportunity to rent the perfect automobile to suit their needs. With Budget Car Rental facilities conveniently located throughout the Caribbean, traveling around the tropical islands is a breeze.

"We are committed to serving value-conscious travelers with outstanding products and services around the world, including the islands of the Caribbean," said Patric Siniscalchi, president, Latin America/Asia Pacific, Avis Budget Group. "Budget's quality cars, excellent value and outstanding service throughout these popular destinations are designed to accommodate cross-border travelers, one of our key strategic priorities."

In the Caribbean, Budget locations are operated by independently-owned licensees who provide customers with a variety of quality, well-maintained vehicles. Each country offers a range of makes and models to serve the needs of both business and leisure customers. These include:

Aruba: Budget has operated in Aruba since 1965 and now has three locations within Oranjestad and Palm Beach. The Budget rental fleet in Aruba includes a wide selection of vehicles, from a compact Toyota Yaris to the spacious Hyundai H1 minivan and the recreational Jeep Wrangler. Take a relaxing ride to popular Palm Beach or Eagle Beach, test your luck in the Stellaris Casino or soak up some culture at the Archaeological Museum of Aruba.

Bahamas: Whether you're exploring the clear waters and white sands of the beaches of Nassau, or venturing downtown to experience the local history and culture, Budget of the Bahamas has a vehicle to get you there. Budget is conveniently located in downtown Nassau and has a variety of vehicles that range from the economy-size Suzuki Celerio to a Dodge Caravan for those traveling as a family.

Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most topographically diverse countries, with hundreds of miles of coastline as well as stunning mountain scenery. With five convenient locations from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo, Budget is there for you, offering a wide range of vehicles for a scenic drive along the North Coast or exploring the Enriquillo Valley. Vehicle options include the economy-size Hyundai I-10, the Honda CRV and the Nissan Frontier pick-up.

Grand Cayman: Home to the famous Seven Mile Beach, more than 35 different species of butterflies at The Butterfly Farm and the popular Pirates Week Festival, Grand Cayman offers a wealth of things to do and see – and Budget Grand Cayman has a vehicle to get you there. Budget has been serving the car rental needs of the Cayman Islands for more than 30 years and is conveniently located at Owen Roberts International Airport. Vehicles in the Budget Grand Cayman fleet range from an economy car such as the Daihatsu Charade to a passenger van such as the Suzuki APV.

Jamaica: With convenient locations in Jamaica's capital city of Kingston and its popular vacation destinations, Budget is your go-to place for easy and affordable car rentals. Whether you want to take your own city tour of Montego Bay, visit the historical town of Linstead in Kingston which has been a favorite meeting place for Jamaicans since the 19th century, or take a drive to the beautiful Doctor's Cave Beach Club in Montego Bay, Budget Car Rental has vehicles to suit your driving needs.

Martinique: Famous for the majestic volcano Mount Pelee, Martinique is a must-visit destination for aficionados of island adventure. With convenient locations in Trois Islets and Fort de France in addition to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport, Budget Martinique has cars available to meet a range of needs. Rent a compact Chevrolet Meriva to go sightseeing in Caravella Peninsula, or a SUV like the Kia Sportage to transport the group and hold all your bags from your day of shopping in Pointe du Bout.

Puerto Rico: Budget Car Rental operates at five locations in Puerto Rico, including Aguadilla, Ponce and San Juan. Budget offers a variety of vehicles to explore the extensive sight-seeing opportunities including the iconic El Morro fortress, as well as miles of white sandy beaches, and many other natural wonders. The fleet includes the popular Nissan Sentra, stylish Dodge 300, and the spacious Kia Sedona.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cars are recommended as the best way to get around in Trinidad & Tobago. Therefore it's only natural that Budget has two convenient locations in Piarco and Port of Spain. Visit the Tobago Heritage Festival, drive along North Coast Road to see a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea at Maracus Lookout, or sunbathe on Store Bay Beach in Tobago. From the Kia Rio to the Nissan Frontier pick-up, Budget has a vehicle for you.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Budget in the U.S. Virgin Islands carries a variety of vehicles from the compact Toyota Yaris to a Dodge Caravan. With four convenient locations, two in St. Thomas and two in St. Croix, Budget will quickly have you on your way to a stunning beach, Virgin Islands National Park or the Bordeaux Mountain Overlook.

"In addition to these major Caribbean destinations, Budget also serves customers in the Caribbean with quality vehicles and outstanding service in Antigua, Curacao, Guadeloupe, Haiti, St. Lucia, St. Martin, and Turks and Caicos," said Mr. Siniscalchi.

Budget locations throughout the Caribbean also offer vehicle damage coverage and personal property protection packages, and vehicle leasing services. For more information about Budget Car Rental locations, current rates and availability in the Caribbean, please visit www.budget.com.

About Budget

Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,150 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 more than 2,000 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For further information, visit www.budget.com.

CONTACT: Alice Pereira (973) 496-6113 alice.pereira@avisbudget.com

Source: Budget Car Rental