Hertz has appointed Discover the World and InterGlobe Air Transport as general sales agents for Vietnam and selected India markets respectively.
The organisations will promote Hertz’s products and services around the globe to domestic travel trade partners, corporate customers and leisure travellers.
Both partners were selected for their deep expertise in travel and strong local networks.
In India, Hertz’s outbound sales efforts are supported in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai by Discover the World, an international partner of Hertz since 1995.
Research indicates that around 14.5 million travellers from India visited other countries in 2016, while the number of people from Vietnam traveling to the rest of the world amounted to approximately 4.8 million.
According to the report, these figures are poised to grow, with India and Vietnam forecasted to be among the five fastest growing outbound travel markets in Asia Pacific by 2021.
Michel Taride, group president, Hertz International, said: “With the number of international trips from India and Vietnam forecasted to grow by almost ten per cent over the next few years, we view these countries as important source markets for our worldwide rentals.
“Our valued and renowned partner Discover the World has been successfully supporting Hertz’s outbound sales in Asia for 22 years.
“We are therefore truly pleased to see this relationship expanding as we appoint Discover the World Vietnam.
“In addition, IGAT’s great expertise in travel distribution across India will help us offer convenient and seamless car rental to more corporate and leisure customers before they embark for their destinations.”
In India, IGAT will distribute car rental products from the Hertz brands across the travel trade, small and medium enterprises and large local companies in selected Indian cities.
Meanwhile, Discover the World India will continue to operate as the car rental company’s servicing the travel trade and global corporations in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai.