|August 12, 2008|
Avis & Budget Form Alliance With Coby Electronics For Flicks-To-Go
|Avis Budget Group has announced that Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car will team up with Coby Electronics to begin offering portable DVD players for rent at locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The service, called Flicks-To-Go, features Coby Electronics' TF-DVD 7050 portable DVD player that can be easily attached to the back of a car's headrest. |
The Coby DVD player features a 7" LCD screen and plays DVDs, MP3s, CDs and CD-RWs, with built-in anti-skip circuitry. The unit offers the choice of speakers for multiple viewers or two high-quality headphones for private listening; customers may keep the headphones at the end of their rental. Coby's TF-DVD 7050 also features a rechargeable battery and is fully portable, offering entertainment both in and out of the car.
"We are dedicated to providing our customers with value and convenience," said Michael Caron, vice president of product and program development at Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis and Budget. "Flicks-To-Go is one less item to pack when traveling that can make any trip more enjoyable, just the latest of the many conveniences we offer to enhance the overall rental experience."
Mark Farish, Head of Marketing for Coby Electronics, said, "Road trips and movies go hand-in-hand, especially when traveling with children. Our portable DVD player adds backseat entertainment for those traveling in the comfort of an Avis and Budget rental car, and the flexibility of taking movies and music anywhere during a trip."
Flicks-To-Go is available for $13.95 per day or $69.75 per week and can be requested at the counter or via the Avis reservation center.