Photo courtesy of Hertz Global Holdings

Photo courtesy of Hertz Global Holdings

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has announced that 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 Co. (Pvt) Ltd.

Customers can opt for a broad choice of modern vehicles according to their car rental brand preference. In addition, a Hertz chauffeur-drive service is also available.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Andrew The Car Rental Co. to The Hertz Corp. as our multi-brand franchisee in Sri Lanka,” said Michel Taride, group president, Hertz International.  “Andrew's local expertise and excellent customer service will help ensure the brands' success in the country, where tourism is growing at a rapid rate. We continue to strengthen Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty operations in Asia, offering international travelers and locals alike high quality car rental options suitable for different budgets and needs."

"We are delighted to operate Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty in Sri Lanka,” said Mahen Kariyawasan, managing director, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty Sri Lanka. “We are fully committed to providing a high quality service to different customer segments, delivering the high global standards these brands are well known for. We intend to expand to the Colombo International Airport and another downtown location by early 2018. 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."

The Sri Lanka rental options include short term, long term, and chauffer-drive car rental solutions. Vehicles include compact, wagon/state, luxury cars, SUV, and minibuses.

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

To celebrate the launch, Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty Sri Lanka will make a donation to the "Sinha Salsewana" girls’ orphanage.