HERTZ PARTNERS WITH KUWAIT AIRWAYS TO GIVE FREQUENT FLYERS GLOBAL CAR RENTAL BENEFITS
New agreement rewards Oasis Club members with up to 1,000 Oasis Club miles, special promotions and best available rates
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 3 July, 2013: The Hertz Corporation, the world’s leading general use car rental brand, has entered into a new partnership with Kuwait Airways to provide special rewards to members of the airline’s frequent flyer programme, Oasis Club.
Elyes Mrad (left) Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Hertz International with Khalid Al Harbi, Oasis Club Manager at Kuwait Airways at the official signing ceremony to announce the partnership between the two companies.
As a result of the agreement, Oasis Club members can immediately take advantage of best available rates on car rentals at Hertz locations across the airline’s international network of 34 destinations, and beyond at any of the 8,800 Hertz locations worldwide, while earning 500 Oasis Club Miles for each rental.
This doubles up to 1,000 Oasis Club Miles for those booking cars from the Hertz Prestige Collection which includes luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW and Porsche.
Oasis Club members can also take advantage of exclusive year-round promotions and offers, gain access to pre-paid and pay on arrival rates, and receive instant confirmation and guarantee of booking through a new co-branded booking platform which can be accessed through the airline’s loyalty programme website: www.oasisclub-ku.com.
Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, said: “We are very happy to establish a partnership with Kuwait Airways, and extend a warm welcome to all Oasis Club members.”
“As with all the Gulf States on the Arabian peninsula, Kuwait is a rapidly growing source market for outbound travel, particularly to European and US destinations, where Hertz is a market leader in car rental, and where Kuwait Airways regularly fly. We look forward to building on our synergies and providing Oasis Club members with many attractive car rental promotions, Oasis Club miles, and great travel service around the world.”
Kuwait Airways Oasis Club Manager Khalid Al Harbi added: “Hertz is a worldwide leader in car rental, and we are pleased to be entering into a partnership that will ensure our most loyal customers receive the best ground-travel service once arriving at their destinations.
“We are always looking to provide a more rewarding experience for our Oasis Club members by delivering greater benefits and providing preferential treatment throughout their travels. Our frequent flyers now have wider options and benefits when renting a car with Hertz, and can enjoy faster, smoother service on the ground and in the air.”
The freshly inked partnership between Hertz and Kuwait’s national carrier is yet another example of the customer-centric investment that the world’s largest general-use car rental brand has put into the Middle East region, and in particular Kuwait.
Earlier this year, Hertz announced the appointment of Transworld Company as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Kuwait to grow outbound car rental reservations to more than 8,800 Hertz locations worldwide in 150 countries.
Last year Hertz Kuwait launched its country domain website, www.hertz.com.kw, which will soon benefit from an Arabic language function, offering more than 1.1 million Arabic speaking internet users in the Gulf state the option to book Hertz car rentals in their preferred language for the first time.
Meanwhile, In June 2012, Hertz expanded its dedicated 24/7 Arabic and English speaking regional customer call centre to Kuwait, providing Kuwaiti callers with a quick and seamless service to book the vehicle of their choice, prepay for it locally in Kuwaiti Dinars, and save money in the process.
The new call centre operates round-the-clock, and car rental bookings can be made from within Kuwait by calling 249 67 249 any time of the day.
About The Hertz Corporation
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine’s readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat’s 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
About Hertz Middle East and Africa
Hertz has a strong presence in the Middle East and Africa region, with 11 Hertz franchisees in the Middle East and 23 in Africa, and a total of 66 locations in the Middle East and 161 outlets in Africa, offering a wide range of car rental and leasing services. Hertz locations across the region offer customers the most modern fleet of vehicles in the market, with a focus on quality, safety and reliability.