Hertz Expands Thrifty, Dollar Brands in Ireland

Michel Taride, president of Hertz International, and Sean Boland, managing director of Hertz Ireland and company director of Ryan's Investments, extend their franchise partnership. Photo credit: The Hertz Corp.
Michel Taride, president of Hertz International, and Sean Boland, managing director of Hertz Ireland and company director of Ryan's Investments, extend their franchise partnership. Photo credit: The Hertz Corp.

The Hertz Corp. recently signed a new agreement with its franchise partner Ryan's Investments, which has been operating Hertz in Ireland since 1991. Extending the alliance until 2024, the new partnership agreement also includes Hertz's brands Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental.

"Ryan's Investment's strength in the local transport sector presents a significant growth potential for our Dollar and Thrifty brands in Ireland,” said Michel Taride, group president, Hertz International. “… The renewed and extended agreement with our highly valued partner Ryan's Investments was the natural next step in our fruitful and long-standing alliance."

With locations in all major Irish airports including downtown locations in Dublin and Cork, Hertz offers a diverse fleet including the Fun and Prestige Collections and a range of vans.

"As part of the Hertz family for the past 23 years, we share the company's vision for growth and the commitment to deliver quality service to our customers,” said Sean Boland, managing director, Hertz Ireland and company director of Ryan's Investments. “We are delighted to operate Dollar and Thrifty brands across Ireland and to grow these brands to reach their true potential. We truly believe that the renewal of our partnership agreement with Hertz and the addition of Dollar and Thrifty to the alliance will be an exciting and rewarding journey for customers and employees."

Dollar and Thrifty locations in Ireland are located in tourist destinations including Dublin, Cork, Knock, Kerry and Shannon airport. For more information, visit www.thrifty.ie.

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