KUWAIT CAR RENTAL USERS TO JOIN ONLINE SHOPPING BOOM
New Hertz Kuwait online booking platforms deliver quick and easy car rentals worldwide; Eid discounts of up to 15% when renting now
Dubai, UAE 14 August 2012: With online shopping across the Arab world booming, growing numbers of car rental users in Kuwait are expected to turn to the Internet for domestic and worldwide bookings.
Hertz Kuwait, which operates six car rental locations in the city, has just launched a new website along with a simplified version for mobile phone users.
The new site, www.hertz.com.kw, gives customers a quick and easy way to book rental vehicles at 8,500 locations worldwide, including Kuwait and other Middle East countries.
Those visiting the site between now and 21 August can also take advantage of Eid discounts of up to 15% when renting with Hertz in Kuwait, the Middle East region, Europe and USA.
Customers are directed to the award-winning main Hertz online platform, and can either prepay for their rentals in Kuwaiti dinars and save money at the same time, or pay when they pick up their vehicle.
Those on the move can do the same by connecting with mobile.hertz.com, a simplified website enabled for mobile phones.
“As e-retail becomes increasingly more accessible and popular among users in Kuwait and throughout the region, it is now a crucial time for us to be developing our online reach to speak to our customers directly,” said Cristiana Stefan, RAC Manager of Hertz Kuwait.
“This new platform encompasses the latest in technological developments so as to create an option that offers an easy and enjoyable booking solution for our customers.”
Underlining the growing trend in online shopping, a report by research firm Euromonitor International earlier this year said online sales in the Arab world are forecast to top US$2 billion (KWD 563 million) by 2016.
In addition to its benefits for consumers, the new website will be welcomed by travel agents who will find it easier and faster to find a wider choice of Hertz car rental quotes when making bookings for customers.
The website launch is supported by a new local call centre on hand 24 hours a day for customers who conduct their research online but prefer to book over the telephone. They can call
249 67 249 from within Kuwait to speak to English or Arabic staff for reservations and assistance.
Customers making bookings through the new website earn frequent flyer miles from Hertz global airline partners such as Saudi Arabian Airlines’ Alfursan programme, or receive points from Hertz hotel partners.
Hertz Kuwait’s six car rental locations include one at its headquarters in Shuwaikh and another at Kuwait International Airport.
Hertz, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, operates from over 8,500 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. 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 and guarantee quality, safety and reliability.
For more information about Hertz in the Middle East and Africa region, call Gina Costa, Commercial Director, Hertz Middle East and Africa on +971 56 144 3993.