The Hertz Corporation has appointed Discover the World and InterGlobe Air Transport Limited as general sales agents for Vietnam and selected India markets, respectively.
As general sales agents for Hertz, Discover the World and InterGlobe will promote the company’s products and services to domestic travel trade partners, corporate customers and leisure travelers.
In India, Discover the World, which has been an international general sales agent since 1995, will support Hertz’s outbound sales efforts in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. The company also operates as the general sales agent for Hertz in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.
“With the number of international trips from India and Vietnam forecasted to grow by almost 10 percent over the next few years, we view these countries as important source markets for our worldwide rentals,” Hertz International Group president Michel Taride said in a statement.
“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,” Taride continued. “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.”
Hertz’s dedication to India and Vietnam isn’t surprising, as the countries are forecasted to be among the five fastest-growing outbound travel markets in Asia Pacific by 2021. An estimated 14.5 million travelers from India visited other countries in 2016 and another 4.8 million people from Vietnam.
“With Vietnam’s booming economy and Vietnamese citizens being granted access to international driving permits since October 2015, the partnership comes at just the right time,” Discover the World vice president Amanda Yang said in a statement. “The team’s extensive experience in the travel industry and strong relationships with local networks will enable a fast distribution of Hertz’s products and services across all available channels.”