Car rental giant Hertz has reported a first quarter loss before income taxes of $231 million. The figure compares to a loss of $294 million in the same period last year.
Hertz Europe has announced that Francis Waddington has been appointed as vice president, Europe, and Rafael Girona has been named vice president, field operations and customer experience. Girona and Waddington report directly to Michel Taride, group president, Hertz International.
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.
Hertz Global has renewed its global partnership with Lufthansa, one of Europe’s largest airlines. Launched in 2013, the agreement has since resulted in added convenience and exclusive benefits for Lufthansa.com passengers renting a Hertz vehicle at any location around the world.
Hertz Portugal has launched the BMW motorcycle rental service Hertz Ride in France in partnership with Hertz Europe, BMW and Touratech.
Hertz Global Holdings has announced that the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands are now all operating in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. The news comes following the signing of a multi-brand partnership agreement with local franchise partner Andrew The Car Rental Company.
Hertz UK has launched a full rental service from Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, becoming the only car rental company to have fleet available at the airport’s North Terminal. Hertz customers landing at the North Terminal will no longer need to take the inter-terminal shuttle to the South Terminal to collect their vehicle.
Hertz Europe has launched Hertz Driver Services powered by Blacklane. During this first stage of the service’s international rollout, Hertz’s customers in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Spain and the UK can easily book reliable ground transportation to complement their car rental in more than 250 cities and 500 airports worldwide.