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Carrentals.co.uk Advises Olympics Fans to Book Summer Car Hire Soon

Leading online car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has issued a warning to travellers heading to the UK for the Olympic Games this summer – book your car hire soon. The website has seen a steep rise in bookings for Olympics car hire recently and predicts that prices and availability will continue to be impacted.

Carrentals.co.uk reports that demand is up for car hire around the Olympic Games this summer, meaning that prices are rising too as supply shortens. As such the website has issued a warning to travellers – that they need to book their Olympics car hire as soon as possible. The site is currently home to deals such as car hire from London Gatwick Airport from only £14 per day.**

Carrentals.co.uk has more than 5 years’ experience in helping people compare all the best car hire deals around, from all the top names in the sector. As thousands of people prepare to head to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, Carrentals.co.uk can help them to get around on a budget – with deals such as car hire from just £16 per day from Heathrow Airport*.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented, “We always like to try and offer people the best advice on car hire ahead of major events, and for the Olympics this year advance booking is essential. Car hire prices and availability are both still very likely to change between now and the start of the Games.”

The Carrentals.co.uk service compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide. To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

*Price correct at time of writing for 1 week car hire from July 26th for rentals collected at Heathrow Airport.

**Price correct at time of writing 1 week car hire from July 26th for rentals collected at Gatwick Airport.


Carrentals.co.uk Introduces New, Enhanced Website

Online car hire price comparison specialist Carrentals.co.uk has announced the launch of its latest website, which it has put together in consultation with customers and site users.

The online comparator, which helps travellers and tourists source cheap car hire from more than 50 top name suppliers, surveyed its users and worked customer feedback into the new site’s design and functionality.

The end result is a site which offers users simpler navigation through search results, better filtering functionality and a faster, cleaner user interface.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “It’s great to be able to announce the introduction of our latest website incarnation, and we’re pleased to have been able to engage our users in the process. Customers will now be able to find cheap car hire around the world more quickly and easily than ever.”

“Our users should enjoy the improved navigation and simpler, cleaner interface – and we think that this will help us to consolidate our place at the top end of the travel industry.”

Since launching in 2003 Carrentals.co.uk has grown to become one of the UK’s leading car hire comparison websites booking over 650,000 rentals to date and celebrated its 5th birthday as a comparator in February 2012.

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire to find the best available vehicle and price from up to 50 rental companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide.


121Carhire.com Advises Olympics Fans to Book Car Hire Well in Advance

Leading car hire bookings website 121carhire.com has reported high demand for car hire with just 50 days until the Olympic Games.

The website has seen bookings spike around the Olympics recently – with nearly 50% of reservations made for the period between 20 July and 11 August.

Sports fans from overseas have also been booking car rental in big numbers – with 121Carhire.com reporting reservations from places including New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Michael Bond, spokesperson for 121carhire.com, says, “We’ve seen a big jump in demand for cars lately, and with just 50 days until the Olympics we advise early booking.”

“With people travelling into the UK from all over the world the way to ensuring great value and plenty of choice is to book well in advance of the Games this summer.”

121Carhire.com reports that the top 5 countries booking Olympic Games car hire between 20 July and 11 August are:

Top 5 Countries Booking Car Hire –

1. Great Britain
2. USA
3. The Netherlands
4. Italy
5. Switzerland

To check the latest offers and availability, visit www.121carhire.com.


Olympics Car Hire Advance Bookings on The Rise says Carrentals.co.uk

Award-winning car hire specialist Carrentals.co.uk has reported high demand for rental cars ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games – and has advised people to be smart and book ahead to get a value for money deal around the Games. The website has seen a bump in the number of people booking advance car hire deals as they head to the London Olympics.

The statistics issued by Carrentals.co.uk demonstrate that up to four times as many people have reserved rental cars for the days between 20 July and 12 August this year in comparison with one year ago. 40% will be picked up from London’s Gatwick or Heathrow airport.

Most vehicles have been reserved for July 20 and 21 2012, ahead of the Olympic Games opening ceremony on July 27th. Carrentals.co.uk reports that around the Olympics the bulk of people are booking cars for 10 to 12 days, with half of bookings made registered for collection at Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Carrentals.co.uk Managing Director, Gareth Robinson, says: “We’re definitely seeing more and more bookings ahead of this year’s Olympic Games in comparison with twelve months ago. This should go on rising too we think, with people needing to know that the various public transport resources will be under strain this summer.”

“Tickets to travel by train in the UK are pricey and there will be high demand for them, making getting around in big groups or with families quite difficult. Renting a car lets people travel at their own pace and enjoy events around the UK, not just in the capital.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car rental comparison site, comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide.

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Comparecarhire.co.uk Sources New French Car Hire Deals to Help Brits Save for Spring

Car hire comparison site CompareCarHire.co.uk has this week sourced new deals designed to help people holidaying in France for spring save money on their car hire needs. The site has put together new offers which let users compare car hire from over 40 top providers to help get Brits the best possible value in Paris or Nice this year.

All the most famous car hire providers are reviewed to offer deals on the CompareCarHire.co.uk website, meaning site users can enjoy the best value offers from all over the web. Holidaymakers can compare the latest Paris deals for a romantic long weekend – deals presently start as low as £16 per day*.

The French Riviera is a great place to enjoy a drive around in a rental car, and the region’s public transport is somewhat limited and expensive. Picking up a rental car on arrival at Nice Airport allows the holidaymaker to start their trip immediately and head off under their own steam. CompareCarHire.co.uk is currently offering great value deals from just £16 per day**.

Andy Hemmington, spokesperson for Comparecarhire.co.uk, commented: “We’re pleased to help people save money on renting a car in France this spring, as we know that most people are still working to very tight budgets. We update deals on our site at all times to give our users regular access to the very latest and best value deals.”

CompareCarHire.co.uk is one of the leading car hire comparison websites in the UK, allowing users to compare car hire prices for over 40 suppliers in 15,000 locations worldwide including Spain, Portugal, the USA and Greece, with pick up locations at all local airports and city centres.

To check the latest deals visit www.comparecarhire.co.uk.

*Price correct for rental collected from Paris CDG Airport on April 27th, returned April 30th 2012, subject to change.
**Price correct for rental collected from Nice Airport on April 27th, returned April 30th 2012, subject to change.



New eRentals.co.uk Deals Help Tourists Enjoy Cheap South Africa Car Hire This Spring

A family holiday exploring and enjoying the sights and scenery of South Africa can be done on a budget this spring thanks to new cheap car hire offers introduced on specialist website eRentals.co.uk. Travellers can look forward to getting out and about around places like Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town without spending a fortune this year.

Being in the same time zone as the UK has helped to make South Africa a very popular destination with tourists from Britain, and people who want to get the most for their money while there can save with eRentals.co.uk. Car hire for a week or more need not cost the earth this spring thanks to the website offering bargain deals from all the top providers.

Many tourists choose to book a flight into Johannesburg and use the city as a base to see the sights and nearby tourist attractions. Renting a car gives the traveller the freedom to see the area under their own steam, and this spring eRentals.co.uk has new Johannesburg deals available starting as low as £14 per day.*

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for eRentals.co.uk, commented: “Our site users trust us to get them the very best value rental deals around, and this spring we can help people explore South Africa without spending the earth. We’re delighted to help people save money on holidays in places like Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town this year.”

To compare the best car hire deals visit www.erentals.co.uk.



Carrentals.co.uk ‘Book & Donate’ Day Raises in Excess of £5K for StreetSmart

The latest ‘Book & Donate’ day – where car hire comparison website Carrentals.co.uk donates money to leading UK homeless charity StreetSmart – has helped to raise over £5000 for the leading charity. Carrentals.co.uk customers have contributed to raising a grand total of £5,662 to help Streetsmart fund education, training, health and housing projects for over 90 homeless charities in 19 UK cities.

In addition to the fundraising ‘Book & Donate’ day Carrentals.co.uk hosted a pre-Christmas fundraising drive named the ‘12 days of Christmas’. This campaign raised £700 prize money for Streetsmart, which when added to the ‘Book & Donate’ total of £2,131 – and matched by the UK government – contributed to a total Streetsmart donation of £5,662.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “We’re both pleased and proud at home this campaign has turned out, and we’re delighted to help StreetSmart out in performing its very valuable work.”

“Between the recent ‘Book & Donate’ day and our 12 Days of Christmas campaign we raised a great amount – which was then supported by the UK government – to give Streetsmart a great total. We extend our thanks to all our customers for helping raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”

StreetSmart runs charity drives every November and December and works in partnership with leading UK restaurants including Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Each restaurant adds one pound to bill totals to generate additional funds for StreetSmart’s great work.

Glenn Pougnet, Director of StreetSmart, commented: “It is great to hear that Carrentals.co.uk has made such a fine amount through its Book & Donate day. We look forward to receiving such a great amount of money which can contribute towards the projects we run in support of the country’s homeless.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car rental comparison site, comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including Spain, Portugal and Greece. Deals on show at present for summer include Majorca car hire plus great deals in the likes of Faro and Crete.


UK Travellers Should Plan Ahead as Summer Shortages Hit Spain Car Hire – Carrentals.co.uk

UK travellers taking their summer holidays in Spain this year have been warned to plan ahead as news emerged of a rental car stock shortage in Spanish resorts this year.

The advice on planning ahead comes from leading car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk, which has advised that there could be up to 18,000 fewer rental cars available in Spain following the news that AurigaCrown has gone out of business. The website warns that the impact of the shortage will see increased hire prices and lower stocks throughout the busy summer months.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “There is a real chance that people heading to Spain this summer will find a shortage of rental cars when they come to book. As such it is vital to book your rental car as soon as possible and as early as possible – since there is every chance the busiest Spanish resorts are going to have lowers stocks, no availability at all or very high prices this summer.”

“We can help Brits out by allowing them to compare car hire from up to 50 of the sector’s leading hire companies. Our service offers people the best chance possible of getting a good value deal from a smaller provider if the bigger providers are sold out this year.”

Hire deals for a week’s rental in Malaga are available from just £17* a day right now, with other deals to be had like £18* a day in Alicante, from £19* a day in Palma and from £21* a day in Ibiza.

Gareth goes on: “Rental suppliers who had their own customers’ reservations in place with AurigaCrown before they went bust have had to transfer those bookings to alternative providers. However, we do also advise any tourists who have got a deal in place already to rent a car in Spain this holiday season to check their paperwork and see who their supplier is. Then you can contact them to check the status and availability of your reservation.”

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 15,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.



Second Carrentals.co.uk ‘Book & Donate’ Day Set to Raise Money for StreetSmart

Online car hire comparison specialist Carrentals.co.uk will this coming January 25th hold its second ‘Book & Donate’ day in aid of homeless charity StreetSmart. The day will see Carrentals.co.uk donate £1 per booking to the leading homeless charity group.

The first Carrentals.co.uk ‘Book & Donate’ day was hosted on January 11 2012 and succeeded in raising over £330 for StreetSmart. The money contributes to the great work done by StreetSmart – the group helps to fund education, training, housing and health initiatives for homeless people around the UK. The group works with 90 UK homeless charities and has the support of celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Neil Morrissey and Richard Bacon.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “The response to our first ever ‘Book & Donate’ day was great, and we raised more than £330 for StreetSmart. As such we have decided we will host more similar days, where every car hire booking made through Carrentals.co.uk will create a £1 donation to StreetSmart.”

“We are hoping that our site users planning to rent a car this winter will consider booking it on a ‘Book & Donate’ day to help StreetSmart out,” Gareth continues. “As ever we also recommend advance booking to get the best deals and plenty of choice – rental cars are in high demand right now and people can end up paying over the odds if they wait too long.”

Carrentals.co.uk has more ‘Book & Donate’ days scheduled for later in 2012 with days already booked for February 8th and 22nd, and March 7th and 21st.

StreetSmart operates large fundraising campaigns and events every November and December, working with leading UK restaurants to raise money. Leading names like Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay all feature, with the restaurants adding a £1 donation to diners’ bills to help generate funds for StreetSmart.

Glenn Pougnet, director of StreetSmart, comments: “We are of course hugely pleased that Carrentals.co.uk has chosen to continue running Book & Donate days, they made such a great job of the first one. We sincerely hope that Carrentals.co.uk website users will book their cars on these days to help raise funds for our UK homeless projects.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car rental comparison site, comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide.



Heavy Snowfall on European Pistes Leads eRentals.co.uk to Advise Advance Car Hire Booking

British ski fans are booking car hire in all the top European destinations as heavy snow falls on resort pistes – and also branching out into less well-known resorts. The announcement comes from car hire website eRentals.co.uk, which advises Brits to get their ski trip car hire booked well before travelling.

The traditionally busy ski resorts throughout countries like France, Italy and Austria are experiencing high levels of car hire reservations, says eRentals.co.uk. However the website also points out that demand for car hire bookings in Bulgaria has surged by 50% compared to twelve months ago, as Brits look for more affordable, better value ski destinations. Among the most popular choices for ski trips this year is Bansko.

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for eRentals.co.uk, says: “As usual the ski resorts throughout France, Italy and Austria are proving as popular as ever this year, and we’ve seen high demand for rental bookings throughout the Alps and Pyrenees. However Bulgaria has surged in popularity this year as people seem to look for more affordable ski holidays in more unusual places.”

Thanks to budget airlines offering cheap flights to many destinations around Europe, plus also the availability of budget deals to rent a car in Bulgaria’s ski resorts, UK ski fans can get more for their money. The eRentals.co.uk currently has bargain car hire deals available from Sofia Airport starting at only £6 per day*.

Briony Fairbairn comments: “The heavy snow is seeing people book car hire in big numbers right now, and so we recommend getting organised and booking your rental vehicle well before travelling. This is the best way to avoid missing out on the type of vehicle you want plus also things like snow chains and winter tyres.”

Current ski deals include rental from £6* per day at Sofia Airport; from £17* per day at Milan Malpensa Airport; from £27* per day at Salzburg Airport and from £23* per day at Geneva Airport.

To compare the best ski deals visit www.erentals.co.uk *Prices are based on seven-day rental from 9 January 2012 and are subject to change.

eRentals.co.uk is a specialist car hire company, providing low cost car rental in over 12,000 locations around the World. Committed to finding its customers the best prices, eRentals.co.uk offers a quick and easy search of the latest offers, including car hire Cyprus deals and also in Portugal with Madeira car hire car hire available as well as deals in Lisbon and Faro.