Etihad Airways announced a partnership with Avis EMEA which will enable members of its loyalty programme, Etihad Guest,  to earn Etihad Guest Miles when they rent cars from Avis.

Etihad Guest members will also enjoy discounts at any of the international car hire company’s more than 5,100 outlets.

To mark the partnership, between December 15 and March 14, 2012, Etihad Guest Members will earn triple Guest Miles on rentals and automatically enter a draw to win 50,000 Guest Miles.

Etihad Guest is an award-winning loyalty programme, boasting some 1.3 million members. Members accumulate Etihad Guest Miles which can be redeemed against a wide selection of over 1,800 flight and non-flight rewards from more than 200 partners.