Hertz trio sets up shop in Colombo

May 30, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Transport

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. Read more

India’s trains go up-market

May 26, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Transport

MUMBAI, 26 May 2017: India’s passenger trains are notorious for being rickety and spartan, but the government is hoping to change all that with a new “luxury” service.

The popular image of rail travel in the country of 1.2 billion people is of hundreds of people crammed into carriages, perching on roofs and hanging off the sides.

But with its reclining seats and “in-rail” entertainment featuring Bollywood movies, the Tejas Express may be getting the country on a different track. Read more