Hertz appoints new general sales agent in India

Hertz Corporation has appointed InterGlobe Air Transport as its exclusive general sales agent in India.

The company will manage the outbound sales of products and services of Hertz and its additional car rental brands Dollar, Thrifty, ACE and Firefly to domestic travel trade partners, corporate customers and leisure travellers.

IGAT has 29 years of experience in the Indian travel industry, 12 sales offices and 80 sales people.

The exclusive partnership was formed following a year of successful collaboration in India between the two companies.

Eoin MacNeill, vice president, Hertz Asia Pacific, said: “The India outbound market represents a great opportunity for Hertz and we are very pleased to extend our partnership with IGAT to a sole agent basis.

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“IGAT is an experienced operator, managing a wide travel distribution network and extensive corporate customer base across India. 

“IGAT is ideally placed to grow the presence of the Hertz Corporation’s car rental brands in India and provide outbound travellers with a wide choice of car rental options around the world.”

According to Research & Markets, India outbound visitors will grow ten per cent CAGR by 2022, which will help the country’s outbound tourism market to grow to nearly US$45 Billion by the same year.

Siddhanta Sharma, president, InterGlobe Air Transport, added: “Hertz’s global expertise and modern fleet, coupled with our strong footprint across the Indian market will help us pave substantial inroads with both corporate and leisure holiday travellers.

“Our discerning network in India very much welcomes our ongoing collaboration with a renowned, truly global player such as Hertz.”