Sixt has announced the expansion of its mobility services in Africa so that visitors to the country can start using its convenient and flexible solutions in Kenya, starting immediately. The car hire company’s range of products cover short-term and long-term rentals – including one-day to several week hires.
Kenya has become the 13th nation in Africa to be included in the Sixt network, which also offers services to customers in Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, South Africa, Morocco, Angola, Sudan, Madagascar, and Mozambique. Kenya, like Tanzania, is one of the most valuable tourist destinations in Eastern Africa. Visitor numbers significantly grow every year. Using Sixt, tourists will be able to explore the nation’s several national parks and take as much time as they want. The company is working with Travel Associates Limited on this. The strong franchise partner has more than ten years of experience in the car hire business. Not too long from now, the car rental firm plans to expand to Ivory Coast as well.
The first branch to open for Sixt in Kenya has already started offering services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, which is the most important trade link in the country. Another branch will be opened at Moi International Airport in Mombasa, which is the nation’s second most important city for the tourism industry. The service package provided by the car rental firm in Kenya will include a fleet of 30 cars from Hyundai and Toyota to begin with. Customers will only have to make a few simple clicks on the company’s website to select the vehicle they want.
Sixt Kenya general manager Robert M. Onyono says the cooperation of Sixt in Kenya is a milestone for the company. Their experience and plentiful expertise will lead them to a new dimension as a franchise firm in terms of client satisfaction, service and size range. The strong dedication, responsibility and professionalism of their employees are the corporate values they want as a franchise partner.
Sixt Rent A Car head of the franchise department Detlef Krehahn says that the launch in Kenya has put them in a position now to offer a high quality mobility solution in an interesting tourism market. Additionally, the expansion brings them one step closer to their goal of extending their services to all of the continent. This is a vital part of their international expansion strategy, which they are promoting with impressive speed.
This follows Sixt announcing earlier last month that it’s continuing its rapid expansion in Asia and has launched its mobility services in the Philippines. It has opened three branches in the metropolitan Manila area at Manila Airport, in San Juan Green and in Makati. These destinations have a wide range of Toyota and Honda mid-range vehicles, as well as cars from premium brands like Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz.
Sixt also offers car hires in India, Mongolia, Nepal, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and New Caledonia. The Philippines is one of the most popular Asian tourist destination, receiving about four million visitors every year. Talking about the Philippines launch, Krehahn said that this is another important step in the company’s international expansion. They are pleased to have found an experienced partner in the region and see an opportunity to achieve a substantial market share fast, he added.
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