This week, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary warned of the demise of bargain air fares, as the no-frills airline pulled out of five airports across the UK. The end of cheap air travel signals a gloomy outlook for today’s cash-starved consumers, who will have to work harder to save the pennies, but according to carhiremarket.com alternative forms of travel may hold the answer.
“Ryanair’s warning that low air fares will be a thing of the past will cause alarm among today’s price sensitive consumers, who are already under pressure to save money across the board, on anything from travel, to energy bills and groceries, “ said Anel Bruns, EMEA Product Manager, carhiremarket.com.
According to Bruns, the travel sector is clearly under pressure and consumers are bearing the brunt. Consumer choice is fast disappearing, with a number of travel companies going out of business this summer, Ryanair pulling out of major air routes across the UK and proposed UK rail fare increases, all putting pressure on household budgets.
“With airfares on the rise, the days of travelling a few thousand miles for £1 are long gone. Now is the time for consumers to consider their options in order to get the best deal. For example, alternatives like coach travel or car hire rental can not only provide a cheaper way to travel, but can also help to reduce carbon footprints when compared to air travel.
“The increase in air fares does not mean the end of affordable travel for consumers, but rather provides the opportunity for savvy travelers to explore different ways of getting to their destination,“ Bruns said.
To help consumers find a more cost effective way to travel www.carhiremarket.com, a leading price comparison website for online car hire, has negotiated exclusive rates for the UK from their suppliers, offering car hire from as little as £18 per day , as well as other substantial discounts.
carhiremarket.com is an independent price comparison website whereby customers can choose a car hire out of 24,000,000 offers from 130 suppliers and 90.000 stations in 178 countries and book directly.
carhiremarket.com is connected with the most reputable car hire suppliers worldwide over an XML-reservation interface. The customers can reserve their desired car hire with only two steps and can specify their offer by filtering through price, car category, equipment, doors / passenger and supplier. In addition, the customer can immediately see which services are included in the offer. Another advantage: Bookings can be made directly on the site.
By exclusively negotiated rates with the car rental companies carhiremarket.com also guarantees special terms and prices. Furthermore, our trained call centre provides support to our customers with their online reservations and also with any other questions around the subject rental car. They are available by phone from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – for free. The team care about concerns and booking procedures. From England you dial the toll free service-hotline 0800 098 82 20 and from USA and Canada the toll free number 001 888 816 5478. Short news also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/carhiremarket
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