Feds Bust Avis Budget For Overcharges, A Cautionary Tale For Corporate Travel Buyers

A settlement between Avis Budget Group and the U.S. government regarding allegations that the car rental company overcharged the world's largest business travel spender holds some lessons for corporate buyers and program managers. The biggest is to remain vigilant, but that's often easier said than done.

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice said Avis Budget would pay $10.1 million to resolve the allegations. One of them was that the rental car company made "false claims" between 2014 and 2019 about payments due under an agreement managed by the Department of Defense . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.
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