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Car hire provider urges visitors to book early as people flock to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh Festival, Ryder Cup and more …

London, July 2014 – The spotlight is on Scotland for the Commonwealth Games as well the Edinburgh Festival and Ryder Cup as Homecoming 2014 makes the country the hot destination this summer. That’s why Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is urging travellers heading to Scotland to book their hire car early to ensure they get their first choice. With locations across Scotland, Europcar offers travellers – regardless of their reason for visiting - a gateway to all the big events of the Summer as well as destinations beyond.

Scotland is celebrating its art, culture, sport and heritage with Homecoming 2014, a year-long programme of events. From the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, to food and drink festivals and music and spectacular arts events, Homecoming 2014 welcomes everyone to sample the things that make Scotland great.

“Scotland really is the place to be this summer and beyond, with world class sport and culture at headline events, such as the Commonwealth Games, the Edinburgh Festival and the Ryder Cup” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “There is also a wealth of breath-taking scenery to enjoy, and some hidden gems of culture, history and heritage, waiting to be discovered. And it all can be done so easily in a hire car from one of our easy to access locations.”

The Commonwealth Games kicks off on 23rd July, bringing world class athletics to sports fans from around the world. With venues for the Games spread across Scotland, visitors can explore all the delights of the country with the freedom of a hire car. And with Europcar’s locations including Glasgow City and Glasgow Airport, Prestwick, Edinburgh and Edinburgh Waverly, visitors can continue their journey from runway to motorway.

As the UK’s leading car and van rental company, Europcar offers the widest choice of vehicles with a network of over 17 locations in Scotland the UK from Edinburgh to Wick Airport, ensuring travellers can secure the car of their choice, no matter where they’re heading.

“Getting out and exploring Scotland is easy with vehicle hire from Europcar” added Ken McCall. “Whether it’s a small, nippy runabout for city chic or an MPV with room for luggage and all the family on a rural excursion, Europcar has something to offer everyone. Europcar also offers free delivery and collection, as well as one-way rentals, offering travellers the ultimate in flexibility, as they get out and explore Scotland. But it’s important to book early to get the best choice as we expect demand to increase significantly in the coming weeks.”


For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office: Dominic Dennis, Ed McCambridge, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.

About Europcar Group:

Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest car rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent, which is its low cost brand. It also operates the National and Alamo brands in EMEA. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been recognised again in 2012 and for the 4th consecutive year, as the winner of the first World Travel Award and as the World's Leading Green Transport Solutions Company. Europcar was honoured for the first time in 2012 with the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

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