Hertz trio sets up shop in Colombo


COLOMBO, 30 May 2017: Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty are now operating in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, following the signing of a multi-brand partnership agreement with local franchise partner Andrew The Car Rental Company.

Hertz Global Holdings confirmed the move, Monday, saying it will give customers  a broader choice of self-drive vehicles according to their car rental brand preference.

Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International and Mahen Kariyawasan, Managing Director, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty Sri Lanka.

Hertz International group president, Michel Taride, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Andrew The Car Rental Company to The Hertz Corporation as our multi-brand franchisee in Sri Lanka. We continue to strengthen Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty operations in Asia, offering international travellers and locals alike high quality car rental options suitable for different budgets and needs.”

Mahen Kariyawasan has been named managing director, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty Sri Lanka.

“We intend to expand to the Colombo international airport and another downtown location by early 2018,” Kariyawasan noted. “Given that our country is experiencing booming tourism, growth in expatriate relocations and an increase in international investments, we truly believe that this new agreement will be exciting and rewarding for our customers and employees.”

All international customers renting with Hertz in Sri Lanka will receive a free SIM card as a welcome gift, as well as gift coupons from leading shopping malls, while supplies last.

(Source: PRnewswire)