Worldâ€™s largest general use car rental brand opens 20th UAE location, capitalising on booming Etihad passenger numbers
Online PR News – 25-March-2014 – Dubai – Hertz UAE has announced the opening of a new car rental location at the recently launched Etihad Travel Mall in Dubai.
The new branch becomes the 20th Hertz location in the UAE among a global network of more than 8,800 locations. It is located in Etihad Airwaysâ€™ one-stop travel retail and check-in facility on Sheikh Zayed Road, where guests can purchase tickets, drop off baggage and board an Etihad Express luxury coach directly from Dubai to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
President of Hertz International, Michel Taride, said: â€śThis latest location in Dubai is symbolic of the seamless connection between Etihad Airways and Hertz, and is one of the many ways we are continuing to work in close partnership with the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation.
â€śThe new location on Sheikh Zayed Road is within reach for people living and working in many of Dubaiâ€™s main commercial and residential towers as well as a number of prime residential areas, and brings Hertz closer to the customer.â€ť
Etihad Travel Mall is a demonstration of Etihad Airwaysâ€™ commitment to guests within its home market, and the opening of a ground floor Hertz outlet reinforces a long-term partnership between the UAE national airline and the worldâ€™s largest general use car rental brand.
For Etihad Airways guests landing in Abu Dhabi and connecting to Dubai, the branch is within easy reach of the Burj Al Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, three of the cityâ€™s top visitor attractions.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer at Etihad Airways, said: â€śEtihad Travel Mall has received a very positive response from our guests since it opened last April and we are keen to build upon this success going forward.
â€śThe introduction of a Hertz car rental location will provide even more convenient options for guests and complements the existing retail mix at Etihad Travel Mall, which includes outlets for Etihad Airways and our Etihad Holidays, Hala Abu Dhabi and Hala Travel Management subsidiaries.â€ť
Etihad Travel Mall is the first of several planned by Etihad Airways, which carried nearly 12 million passengers last year, a 16% increase on 2012. The new Hertz location will capitalize on a daily volume of 100,000 motorists, while also providing a rental option for Etihad Airways guests arriving at the Travel Mall from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Nigel Johnson, Managing Director of Hertz UAE, added: â€śThe new location is an important step in the strategic expansion of our network in the UAE, and it reinforces Hertz as the preferred car rental partner of Etihad Airways. This is our first travel mall outlet in the UAE, and establishing an early presence here is crucial as a booming regional aviation and travel sector underpins our expansion strategy.â€ť
To mark the opening of the new location, Hertz is offering a free Hertz Entertainer booklet with every monthly rental. Etihad Guest members will continue to earn 500 Miles on each Hertz rental globally as per the applicable terms and conditions.
Caption: Hertz has opened a new car rental branch at The Etihad Travel Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road.
About The Hertz Corporation
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisureâ€™s Worldâ€™s Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazineâ€™s readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagatâ€™s 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 10 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLostÂ®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, through approximately 350 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain and Saudi Arabia, as well as through its international licensees.
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About Hertz EMEA
Hertz, the worldâ€™s largest general use car rental brand, operates from more than 8,800 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz has a strong presence in the Middle East and Africa region, with 11 Hertz franchisees in the Middle East and 23 in Africa, and a total of 66 locations in the Middle East and 161 outlets in Africa, offering a wide range of car rental and leasing services. Â Hertz locations across the region offer customers the most modern fleet of vehicles in the market with a focus on quality, safety and reliability.