With online shopping across the Arab world booming, growing numbers of car rental users in Qatar are expected to turn to the Internet for domestic and worldwide bookings.
Hertz Qatar, which operates four car rental locations in Doha, has just launched a new website along with a simplified version for mobile phone users.
The new site, hertz.qa, gives customers a quick and easy way to book rental vehicles at 8,500 locations worldwide, including Qatar 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 Qatar, 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 Qatari Riyals 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.
"More and more people in Qatar, and in many other Arab countries, now at least want the option to shop online for many products from the convenience of their own home, or the office," said Sanaa Ouahmane, General Manager, Hertz Qatar.
"We're providing our customers with online platforms which are at the cutting edge of technology, and offer the best online experience available."
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 $2bn (QR7.3bn) 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.
Customers making bookings through the new website earn frequent flyer miles from Hertz global airline partners such as Qatar Airways Privilege Club, or receive points from Hertz hotel partners.
Hertz Qatar's four car rental locations in Doha are found at Almana Tower on Airport Road
Doha International Airport, the Ford Showroom on Salwa Road and Al Mana workshop.