Carrentals.co.uk explains how to explore Europe without breaking the bank
15 March 2011 – More great advice is on the way as Carrentals.co.uk, the leading price comparison website, reveals how British holiday makers can see the sights this summer and have the holiday of a lifetime without breaking the bank.
According to recent trends, the cost of car hire is expected to go up by around 50% in the next few months, which could put a serious hole into your holiday budget. However, by simply reserving your car hire to places such as Faro, Malaga and Nice now, you can keep costs low and ensure that your dream vehicle will be ready and waiting for you when you need it.
Surveys show that car rental prices in Alicante reached a whopping £31 last August, a trend that is expected to be repeated in August 2011. However, cars are currently available from just £16* a day, which makes this the perfect time to book.
In a recent statement, the Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, Gareth Robinson, advised: “Booking car hire early the most simple and effective way to save money on car hire in the summer months. It is only natural that prices go up according to demand, and those who fail who take this into account could end up paying the price later.
“The difference in price is substantial, and those who are wise enough to take advantage of the trends and act now could make savings of £150 or more. Prices also vary between different companies, so it is best to spend a little time comparing costs.”
A few examples of the current low costs can be found at some of Europe’s most popular airports such as Malaga Airport, where prices start at just £17*, while passengers at Larnaca Airport could pick up car hire for just £13*.
Gareth went on to state that: “Many of the additional extras that holidaymakers rely on such as satellite navigation systems and children’s seats are often in short supply as summer approaches, and motorists will also want to make sure that they reserve these while arranging for their car hire.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car hire comparison site, comparing deals from brands including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt. To compare the latest half term car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.
*Prices based on a one-week rental from 20 August 2011 and are subject to change.
Carrentals.co.uk 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 Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 10,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.
The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.
In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
Rachel Builder & Jenny White
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