Dollar Thrifty expands Oman operations
Muscat, January 17, 2008
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group plans to open new outlets in Oman in the first quarter of 2008.
With existing operations in Muscat and Salalah, the Dollar outlets will cater to booming business segment as well as the marked increase in tourism to the Sultanate.
“With Oman’s tourism sector experiencing double digit growth, the number of rental cars on the road has risen exponentially. DTAG is successfully meeting this growing demand with new office openings to better serve customers’ increasing needs. No other rental agency can offer the rates we offer, the sheer range of models, or the exemplary customer service,” said regional director of DTAG Sam Eltibi.
According to government sources, travel and tourism in Oman is expected to have generated more than $5 billion of economic activity across the Sultanate in 2007, growing to more than $7 billion by 2017.
Company officials anticipate that at least three new Dollar outlets are planned to open in the Sultanate by April 2008. Located in central city locations and hotels, Dollar will open in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Muscat downtown and Sohar to meet the growing demand for car rentals.
Also, currently located in central city locations and hotels, Thrifty serves clients in Muscat, with an office in the heart of shopping area Al Khuwair. Thrifty has an outlet for both corporate and leisure clients in the industrial and port city, Sohar.
“The car rental industry is an integral part of the hospitality sector here in the Middle East, and also assists with the growing expatriate community locating in the Gulf. Thrifty’s 24 hour presence, personalised service and quality vehicles have enabled us to become the car rental company of choice for visitors to Oman,” added Eltibi.
One of the fastest-growing organisations within the Dollar Thrifty Middle East Franchise network, Dollar Oman maintains a large inventory of quality vehicles in Oman, as well as conveniently located outlets, to meet the automotive rental needs of tourists, business travelers and residents.
In addition, Thrifty outlets can be found in Salalah, Sohar and Muscat.- TradeArabia News Service
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