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Leading hire website advises contacting hire company for information on cancellations and pick up delays

16 April 2010 – With the Icelandic volcanic ashcontinuing to make life difficult for travellers and leave them stranded and unable to pick up rental cars, leading car hire website is advising them to call hire companies for help with cancellations and pick up delays.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, says: “With no formal news in place about when the situation in Iceland might improve, many people are finding that they can be stranded on holiday and not able to pick up their rental car and get to their resorts.”

“We’ve heard from lots of people about the problems they’re having so we’re recommending that they call up their hire provider to find out the latest information about cancellations and delayed pick up policies.”

As things show sign of improving with the volcanic ash outpouring in Iceland, tourists and holidaymakers overseas are likely to go on having problems with their car rentals.

Dinesh Kanji, Business Development Manager of Auto Europe UK, said: “Our call centre staff have reported a lot of people calling up to find out what the latest news is about Iceland how it affects them, and as such we are giving out free cancellations on bookings which are affected by ash and cancelled flights. In addition we are also helping people with lowered rates on extended rentals caused by the volcano situation. So people ought to give us a call for free on 0800 358 1229.” compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit


About was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK's leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit

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