Avis UK is First Car Hire Company to Give Holiday Travellers Real Perks for Virtual Facebook Places Sharing, Tweets, & Foursquare Check-Ins

By Topguest, PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, December 1, 2010 - Holiday travel season is upon us: Long lines, cancelled flights, and
packed hotels. Through it all, many travelers will be documenting their
experiences from their mobile phones on services like Facebook, Foursquare,
and Twitter. Why not get something tangible in return for all your travel
sharing? Topguest is a new service that gives you real hotel points, air
miles, and elite travel rewards automatically for your virtual sharing with
services like Facebook Places, Foursquare, and Twitter. Just in time for the
holiday travel rush, Topguest has launched multiple partnerships in the
United Kingdom, including Avis Care Hire UK - the first rental car company in
the world to offer a real reward to customers in exchange for their virtual
check-ins. Other Topguest partners in the UK include InterContinental Hotel
Group, Priority Club, Hilton HHonors, and Doubletree Hotels; plus select Red
Carnation, Radisson Edwardian, and Mandarin Oriental Hotels.

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Get real travel points, miles, and perks for your virtual check-ins with
all major apps* !

Founded only five months ago, Topguest now gives UK travellers bonus
points from real programs - plus special perks - at nearly 10,000 hotel,
airport, car hire, and restaurant venues around the world; simply for
virtually checking in on your mobile phone. Some of the many new rewards
available exclusively to Topguests this holiday travel season include:

    - 10% off your rental at Avis UK car hire locations
    - 50 bonus Priority Club points for check-ins at Holiday Inn,
      InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and other IHG hotels
    - 50 bonus Hilton HHonors points for each check-in at all
      Doubletree properties, including theWit in Chicago
    - A 25%-off Bed & Breakfast Gift from Doubletree to give a Facebook
      friend after you check in
    - 50 bonus Wyndham Rewards points for each check-in at Wingate by
      Wyndham properties
    - $20 On-Property Food & Beverage Credit or other benefit after
      your fifth check-in at select Red Carnation, Radisson Edwardian,
      Shangri-La, Swissotel, Mandarin Oriental, Movenpick, Regent and Husa
      hotel properties internationally
    - 15% off a room reservation after 5 check-ins at any Thompson
      Hotel venue - including on-premises restaurants and bars such as
      hotspots BondSt in Los Angeles and Shang in New York

"We believe top guests deserve special perks automatically when they
share their travels virtually. We're thrilled that diverse hotel, airline,
restaurant, and car hire companies are integrating with Topguest to award
real value for digital loyalty. We're also pleased to welcome Avis UK as the
first car hire company in the world to give real rewards for virtual
check-ins," said Geoffrey Lewis, Co-Founder and CEO of Topguest.

New iPhone & Android applications make benefiting from Topguest easy and

The easy and free way to become a member of Topguest is to simply
download their new iPhone or Android application, open it, and click the
"Connect" button. The Topguest application will notify you in real time
whenever you receive a Topguest reward, as well as provide an easy way for
you to manage, track and redeem your rewards on your mobile device. To unlock
bonus points and perks simply check-in at any Topguest Partner location with
Facebook Places, Foursquare or other major apps*; the participating partners
nearest to you are always viewable on the "Top Spots" tab.

*Includes Facebook Places, Foursquare, Gowalla, Twitter

About Topguest

Topguest provides geo-smart customer relationship management solutions to
leading hotels, airlines, restaurants, bars and rental-car companies.
Topguest is the only service that links existing loyalty programs with
smartphones to reward members, incentivize action, and engage in realtime
digital dialogue with high value customers during trip. Topguest's consumer
applications for iPhone and Android are the only way to get real hotel
points, air miles, and travel perks for your check-ins with Facebook Places,
Foursquare, Gowalla, Twitter, or Brightkite. The Company is backed by notable
Silicon Valley investors including Founders Fund, Ron Conway, Keith Rabois,
Naval Ravikant and Jeff Clavier. Peter Thiel, the first investor in Facebook,
is an Advisor. Topguest is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Geoffrey Lewis, Co-Founder & CEO of Topguest, +1-917-287-1376, geoff at topguest.com, Skype. GLew26

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