Building on its leadership position in the Gulf, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group announced today 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 Sam Eltibi, regional director of DTAG.
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 US $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, personalized 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 organizations 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.
About the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Driven by the mission “Value Every Time,” the Company's brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value-conscious travelers in approximately 70 countries with over 1,300 locations. Dollar and Thrifty have over 800 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada including operations at most major airports. The Company's more than 8,300 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an expanding international franchise network. For additional information, visit dtag.com.