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Europcar’s Lost Property Reveals The Secret Life Of Its Hire Cars

Europcar the leader in car hire services in Europe for business and leisure users, hires out thousands of vehicles every day. But the variety of weird and wonderful items left by customers never fails to puzzle Europcar staff.

Unsurprisingly, sunglasses, CDs and loose change are the most common items left in Europcar vehicles. However, some customers carry more intriguing cargo when they travel, as Europcar’s lost property department has recently reported. Some of the more unusual items found in Europcar vehicles include 30 plants, two 6×10 ft. oil paintings, a live mouse in a cage, hedge trimmer and ashes in an urn.

The urn of ashes was found when a vehicle was returned by a car hire at Belfast airportcustomer. The ashes of the customer’s mother had been brought over from South Africa and the customer was relieved to have them back so that she could scatter them at her mother’s birth place.

And all the glasses that go unclaimed are recycled as part of Europcar’s ‘Go Green’ pledge.

Perhaps the best item was left behind by a car hire in Blackpool customer. It was a life-size dummy, dressed as an old lady and left in the boot of a Ford Focus. The Europcar driver had the fright of his life when he thought he’d found a body.

“Judging from our lost property, our vehicles have a tale to tell,” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “But our staff always go out of their way to reunite our customers with their forgotten items, no matter how bizarre.”

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Europcar Announces Winner Of Social Media Caraoke Competition

Europcar the leader in car hire services in Europe for leisure and business users, has crowned David Sodergren, from Edinburgh, the winner of its highly successful social media campaign.

The Europcar Caraoke Competition, which ran across both YouTube and Facebook, encouraged consumers to show off their star quality in a bid to find the UK’s best in-car karaoke performer.

With weekly prizes up for grabs and the grand prize of the Fiat 500, 148 videos were submitted which were watched by 79,578 members of the public via YouTube, as Europcar tapped into the consumer appetite for TV talent shows. David was chosen, based on hundreds of votes by the general public on the Europcar Facebook page, winning with their rendition of The Final Countdown by Europe.

Commenting on the success of the Caraoke Competition, Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group said: “We are absolutely delighted for our winner, David, and want to thank everyone who took part in this very successful competition. It was another example of Europcar’s focus on engaging with consumers, using social media to create a buzz around our brand by reaching out to a new audience. We had a 33% increase in Facebook likes since the start of the competition so we’re very pleased with the results achieved.

“As market leader, Europcar continues to look at new ways to communicate with our customers. We continue to harness the power of social media to raise brand awareness and encourage consumers to explore Europcar’s innovative range of car hire services.”

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Europcar Reveals Ace Of Spades As The Top In-Car Tune

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe for leisure and business users, is on the hunt for the best in-car karaoke singer.

With its fun Caraoke Competition for the summer, Europcar is calling on the public to post their personal performances in their ‘car’ on Facebook. The most entertaining performance, as voted for by visitors to Europcar’s Facebook page, will win the grand prize of a Fiat 500 car.

“You only need to sit in a traffic jam and look at the driver in the car next to you or behind you to realise that in-car singing is a great stress reliever,” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK. “So we thought we’d mount our own hunt for the best in-car karaoke singer with our Caraoke Competition. And there’s a great incentive; the best performance voted for by visitors to our Facebook page will win a Fiat 500 car.”

Marking the launch of the competition, Europcar asked its own UK staff about their in-car singing habits.

More than 88% admitted to being secret in-car singers and the favourite song to sing at the top of their lungs whilst in the car was ‘Ace of Spades’ by Motorhead. Least favourite was pop classic ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ by 10cc. The top 3 selected songs were ‘Ace of Spades’, ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Toploader and ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe.

The competition plays on the unspoken but often witnessed, urge motorists have to sing out loud in their car, when they hear their favourite tune on the radio. With so many singers and wannabe performers entering talent shows but falling short of their big break, Europcar’s Caraoke provides a great opportunity for the more eclectic singers and entertainers to prove their worth.

The idea of the Europcar Caraoke Competition is to inspire people to show their star quality and get them to record their favourite song from a list of 10 classics including the Troggs hit, ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Lady Marmalade’ by Labelle and then upload their videos to Facebook using YouTube’s API feed. Entrants are encouraged to campaign for themselves by collecting votes for their Caraoke videos through their own Facebook friends and groups.

In addition to the grand prize, a series of weekly prizes will be given until August 22nd including Amazon e-vouchers, Eastern Airways flights, an overnight stay plus dinner and breakfast at a Hand Picked Hotels property, Garmin Sat Nav systems, Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Driving Experience packages and Spa Days at the luxurious 5 Star hotel resort Stoke Park. Weekly prize winners will be selected via a prize draw giving entrants more chances to win prizes.

Promoting the competition, Europcar will also be hosting two road show events to encourage shoppers to participate in its Caraoke Competition. Europcar is encouraging people to make a date in their diaries to exhibit their talents by recording their videos in the Europcar Caraoke car at the road shows taking place in Bluewater, Kent at the end of July and the Bullring, Birmingham on Saturday August 11th.

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Europcar Searches Southern England For The Latest Karaoke Singing Sensation

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe for leisure and business users, has launched a competition to find the best in-car karaoke singer in the UK. And shoppers visiting Bluewater on the 28th July 2012 will have a chance to record their entry at a special Europcar roadshow.

The car is the stage in the latest cutting-edge and engaging social media campaign from Europcar, which plays on the karaoke culture and builds on the huge popularity of talent shows. With so many singers and wannabe performers entering talent shows but failing to hit the big time, Europcar’s Caraoke Competition provides a great opportunity for the more eclectic singers and entertainers to prove their worth and drive away in a cool Fiat 500.

The idea is to get people recording their favourite song from a list of 10 classics, including the hit by Europe, ‘The Final Countdown’ and ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Toploader and then uploading their videos to Facebook. Then consumers will be encouraged to vote for their favourite videos and share them on Facebook using the YouTube API feed. The performance with the most votes will win the grand prize of a Fiat 500.

Whilst motorists can film their own videos in their own time, Europcar is making it even easier for Kent residents to join in the fun and show off their talents by hosting a special live roadshow at the Bluewater shopping centre on 28th July on the Ground Floor, outside Marks & Spencer, from 10:30 – 18:00. Budding karaoke performers will be able to record their own videos for immediate uploading to Facebook.

In addition to the grand prize, a series of weekly prizes will be given out until August 22nd including Amazon e-vouchers, Eastern Airways flights, an overnight stay plus dinner and breakfast at the exclusive Hand Picked Hotel, Garmin Sat Nav systems, Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Driving Experience packages and Spa Days at the luxurious 5 Star hotel resort Stoke Park. Weekly prize winners will be selected via a prize draw giving entrants more chances to win prizes.

“Our job, as market leader is to set the standard across the board,” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “From car hire to social media strategies and campaigns our objective is to keep Europcar at the forefront of the marketplace by implementing innovative techniques that drive the business forward and change consumer expectations of car hire.

“Caraoke is a light-hearted campaign and we want Kent shoppers and motorists to get into the groove with us and have some fun. With talent shows becoming increasingly popular, Europcar is urging shoppers to come down to Bluewater and show-off their singing voices. A new car could be theirs, and it might be the big break they’ve been looking for.”

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Europcar Launches New Social Media Campaign

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe for leisure and business users, has launched an innovative new social media campaign for the summer.

Using YouTube and Facebook, the Europcar Caraoke Competition sets out to find the best in-car karaoke singer in the country – with a grand prize of a Fiat 500 car plus weekly prizes up for grabs. The campaign is another example of Europcar’s thought leading marketing strategy, following 2011’s multi-faceted freeDeliver campaign, engaging customers and social media savvy consumers alike.

The Caraoke campaign plays on the karaoke culture and builds on the huge popularity of talent shows. With so many singers and wannabe performers entering talent shows but falling short of their big break, Europcar’s Caraoke provides a great opportunity for the more eclectic singers and entertainers to prove their worth and drive away in a cool Fiat 500.

The social media campaign will be focused on promoting the X-factor style competition and be hosted on Facebook, utilising the YouTube API feed.

The Europcar Caraoke competition comprises two aspects to encourage maximum engagement amongst motorists and inspire people to show their star qualities. The idea is to get people recording their favourite song from a list of 10 classics, including the Troggs hit, ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Toploader, and then uploading their videos to YouTube.

The second part of the campaign aims to get consumers voting for their favourite videos and sharing them via Facebook. The performance with the most votes will win the car.

In addition to the grand prize, a series of weekly prizes will be given out between July 25th and August 22nd including Amazon e-vouchers, Eastern Airways flights, an overnight stay plus dinner and breakfast at a Hand Picked Hotel, Garmin Sat Nav systems, Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Driving Experience packages and Spa Days at the luxurious 5 Star hotel resort Stoke Park. Weekly prize winners will be selected via a prize draw by Promo Veritas giving entrants more chances to win prizes.

Promoting the competition, Europcar will also be hosting two road show events to encourage shoppers to participate in its Caraoke competition. These will take place in Bluewater, Kent on Saturday 28th July and the Bullring, Birmingham on Saturday August 11th. Europcar is urging people to make a date in their diaries to exhibit their talents by recording their videos.

The totally interactive campaign reinforces Europcar’s position as number one in the European car hire marketplace as it brings a more personal and friendly voice to the brand in a market where social interaction with car hire firms is usually only one way.

“Our job, as market leader is to set the standard across the board,” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “From car hire to social media strategies and campaigns our objective is to keep Europcar at the forefront of the marketplace by implementing innovative techniques that drive the business forward and change consumer expectations of car hire.

“With Caraoke we aim to reach a new audience; raising awareness of Europcar’s innovative car hire services to the social media savvy population.”

The Caraoke competition will be hosted on the company’s Facebook page, found at:http://www.facebook.com/EuropcarUK

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Europcar To Use Electric Bikes To Improve The Efficiency Of Its Delivery And Collection Service

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is aiming to keep its customers moving throughout London this summer. The company has increased the use of electric bikes to improve the efficiency of its vehicle delivery and collection service, working in partnership with logistics company, AutoClenz.

Transport for London (TfL) has advised that, as much as possible, travellers should use public transport from mid-July through to September, but there will still be businesses and individuals that need the flexibility of being in their own vehicle, and Europcar believes car hire for specific journeys in and around London may be more convenient than people driving their own vehicles into the capital. Europcar has therefore taken the initiative to implement the most streamlined processes for car hire in London.

Europcar has worked with logistics company, AutoClenz, for more than a year, exploiting the efficiency and environmental benefits of the electric bikes used by AutoClenz delivery staff. Now, AutoClenz will be employing more delivery agents to carry out vehicle deliveries and collections on behalf of Europcar, using electric bikes across the capital. The electric bikes can be folded up and put into the boot of a car, enabling AutoClenz agents to deliver a hire vehicle on behalf of Europcar, retrieve the bike and slip through traffic to collect the next vehicle without delay or adding to congestion.

“There’s no question that getting around London during July and August will be more challenging,” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “But for some businesses and individuals there’s just no way to avoid using their vehicles rather than public transport. Our goal is to do as much as possible to make these journeys as stress-free, without adding to the congestion with our own delivery and collection vehicles.

“Working in partnership with AutoClenz, their delivery and collection agents will be able to get around more quickly than if they were on 4 wheels, especially around the more congested areas. This is part of our commitment to delivering the same quality service to our customers during this intensely busy period.

“Our partnership with AutoClenz is also an important part of our ‘Green Pledge’, helping us reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The electric bikes are light, clean and easy to load into vehicles.”

Deryck Worrall, Director of AutoClenz added: “We are investing in more electric bikes for our business as a whole as part of our commitment to a greener service. And through our partnership with Europcar we are pleased to be helping the market leader deliver a high quality customer experience, particularly when we know getting around London will be at its most challenging.”

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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.

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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.

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Europcar launches new mobile application on iPhone and Android

Europcar, the leading car rental company in Europe, has launched a new mobile application available on iPhone and Android. Easy to use with added value services, the new application makes booking a car more simple and enjoyable than ever. Customers can make reservations and search for details on any Europcar car hire locations worldwide, at the touch of a button. This new mobile application reflects Europcar’s commitment to support its customers in their mobility needs.

“The usage of mobile phones, and particularly smartphones, is playing an ever increasing role in society and statistics now show that around 25% of total mobile users shop using their smartphones. With the development of this mobile application, we therefore wish to accompany our customers at important steps of their everyday lives by providing them with a new booking experience that is simple and brings them added value. Development of digital services is a key component of our strategy to be a leading and innovative mobility actor,” explained Jehan de Thé, Europcar Group e-commerce Director.

Europcar’s new mobile applications have been developed to help customers throughout their rental experience, from identifying Europcar car hire locations to picking up and using the car.

The new optimized booking path requires only 3 steps to book a car:
– Define, time and place of rental
– Choose the vehicle
– Payment options (immediately or at the rental location)

During the booking, customers will also have the possibility to enrich their reservation with extras (e.g. child seats or a GPS/Sat Nav); at the end of the booking it is also possible to store personal data, in order to significantly speed up future bookings.

Europcar’s application offers added value functionalities such as augmented reality, allowing customers to use their mobile phone camera to visualise how to find the nearest station or, thanks to the ‘car finder’ function, customers can take a photo of where they parked, store this in the Europcar App and then use augmented reality to find their way back to the car.

Europcar will promote this new application through three videos, which will be available on Europcar’s YouTube page, pin-pointing possible different uses of the mobile application: for business customers, for a planned trip and for a last minute reservation.

Europcar also has an optimised mobile website, especially for customers who are not equipped with an Android or iPhone phone.

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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.

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Europcar Announces 40% Off Car Hire For Londoners Looking To Escape The Capital

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is helping Londoners escape the crowds flocking to the city for this summer’s Olympic Games. Those living and working in the capital can get away for less with up to 40% off car hire from Europcar – the ideal opportunity to swap the city for the country.

Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group, said: “The spotlight is on London this summer, with thousands of people expected to visit the city to cheer on the athletes.

“It’s going to be hugely exciting, but for those who would rather get away from the expected congested roads and increased pressure on public transport, we’re offering a helping hand with our discount of up to 40% off car hire in the UK.”

Londoners also won’t have to stress about picking up or dropping off the hire car. Europcar’s freeDeliver service delivers the car to their door and collects it at the end of their trip without any additional charge.

All UK bookings, for 2 days or more, benefit from Europcar’s unique freeDeliver service, which is available for all customers who live within 15 miles of any of Europcar’s 200 locations.

In addition to reducing the cost of car hire by 40%, the deal also includes unlimited mileage and a Damage Liability and Theft Waiver at no additional charge.

Ken McCall concluded: “Summer in the capital is going to enormously exciting, but for those who don’t want to be part of the Olympic experience, up to 40% off car hire will make it more affordable than ever for them to swap the hustle and bustle for a relaxing break in another part of the UK.”

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New Car Rental Offers from 121carhire.com Offer Summer Holiday Savings

121carhire.com – the dedicated car hire booking website – has this week announced a choice of new prices designed to help tourists rent a car for less on summer holidays this year. As many people get set to head to the beaches of Greece and Spain, the website is offering new savings with collections available at local airports.

The beaches and resorts of southern Spain remain a hugely popular draw with Brits, and 121carhire.com can this year help people stretch their holiday budgets thanks to new deals. UK tourists love the Mediterranean climate thanks to it offering guaranteed sunshine and great beaches, and travellers heading there can currently book car hire from only £9 per day*.

Tourists around the UK trust the 121carhire.com brand to help them save money on car hire wherever they may be travelling to. If people are planning family holidays on the beaches of the Greek Islands this year they can enjoy trips on a budget thanks to new Corfu Airport deals starting from just £16 per day**.

Michael Bond, spokesperson for 121carhire.com, commented: “At this time of year many people’s thoughts turn to getting away for a family holiday and some sunshine, and we can get them the best value possible car hire deals. By logging on to our site people can save money on car hire to get better value for money on any trips to Spain, the Greek Islands and more this year.”

To search for and book the best value summer car hire deals visit www.121carhire.com.

*Price correct for rental collected from Malaga Airport on June 13th, returned June 20th 2012, subject to change.

** Price correct for rental collected from Corfu Airport on June 13th, returned June 20th 2012, subject to change.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UK travellers able to save on family holidays to Orlando thanks to leading car hire price comparator

Comparecarhire.co.uk, the website which helps travellers source cheap rental deals from over 40 leading suppliers, has this week introduced new deals on its site to get families great value for money in Florida. The specialist comparator is now home to new cheap car hire deals at both Sanford and Orlando airports.

Tourists and travellers use the Comparecarhire.co.uk service to save money at dozens of leading name providers. The Comparecarhire.co.uk website is the place to go this spring to compare the very latest car hire Orlando prices from which they can source the perfect rental car at the right price for their spring holiday.

Florida offers tourists some of most fun places to drive to in all of the USA, with a family holiday in Orlando including trips to places like Universal Studios, Disney World and many other tourist attractions. The new choice of Comparecarhire.co.uk Sanford Airport deals are perfect for helping families get more rental car for their money when holidaying in Orlando this spring.

Andy Hemmington, spokesperson for Comparecarhire.co.uk, comments: “UK families do love a trip to Orlando, but we appreciate that Mums and Dads are still working to restricted budgets. Thanks to the new deals we have sourced and made available this week people can enjoy great value rentals from Orlando and Sanford Airport this spring.”

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.

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New Cheap Edinburgh Car Hire Deals for Easter Announced by eRentals.co.uk

eRentals.co.uk, the website which helps people save on car hire in more than 12,000 places around the world, has this week sourced new deals to help tourists enjoy better value for money trips to Scotland this Easter. The website has published new offers to help people rent a car at a budget price in Edinburgh and other Scottish destinations.

Edinburgh is one of the most popular places to enjoy a long Easter weekend away, and offers a great mix of history, culture and scenery. As the weather warms up ahead of Easter anyone planning a weekend away can log on to eRentals.co.uk and choose from new Edinburgh car hire deals to save themselves money, with deals on show from just £26 per day*.

Another popular thing to do over Easter is to book a cheap flight into Edinburgh, collect a rental car on arrival at the airport and head off up into the Highlands. By logging on to eRentals.co.uk before travelling tourists can have their car waiting for them when they land – the latest car hire Scotland deals available on eRentals.co.uk offer great value from the sector’s leading name suppliers.

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for eRentals.co.uk, comments: “Scotland is particularly popular with tourists over the long Easter weekend, and many tourists choose to head there to enjoy a break. The latest deals we have available online are ideal for helping people to get the most for their budget when heading into Edinburgh, the Highlands or elsewhere.”

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

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Keep the Kids Entertained on Easter Car Trips with Carrentals.co.uk Handy Hints

At Easter many families head off on holidays by car and this year award-winning car hire comparison site Carrentals.co.uk has issued a list of handy tips to help parents make car rides more tolerable.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “We all know that taking kids on long car journeys can be a bit of a hassle if they get bored. With the new tips we have issued parents can give themselves the best chance of enjoying a fun journey on which the kids will enjoy themselves too.”

Top Tips from Carrentals.co.uk

Plan Ahead – Writing down all the things you need to do and take makes life easier. Prepare well and make sure you have things like kids’ car seats, in car entertainment and first aid kits all ready to go and don’t leave them all until the last minute.

Timing is Everything – The time you set out can have a big impact on the enjoyment of your journey. Hitting the road very early in the morning means that the kids can sleep a couple of hours on the way and you can then get them changed into fresh clothes at a breakfast stop.

Pit-stops – Another fun way to keep the kids entertained is to plan your toilet and leg-stretching breaks at places of interest along your route.

Entertainment – The best way to keep kids quiet in the car. Portable DVD players, games consoles, mp3 players, e-book readers and other items are invaluable while traditional in-car games like I Spy and the Licence Plate Game can also be fun.

Snacks – Make sure you have stocked up on plenty of snacks and drinks ahead of hitting the road.

Think Outside of the Box – Another handy hint for keeping the kids busy is to kit them out with a disposable camera which they can use to make a picture scrapbook of the holiday.

Follow the route – For slightly older children, one fun way to stay entertained on a journey is to follow the route on a map with a highlighter pen.

Carrentals.co.uk compares hire car deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 15,000 locations worldwide. Popular destinations include Spain, Portugal and France, with car hire Lanzarote deals available and car hire Lanzarote airport collections also on show.

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

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Top UK Staycation Places Revealed by Leading Website Comparecarhire.co.uk

According to leading car hire comparison website Comparecarhire.co.uk, Brits are booking staycations in their thousands for this coming May’s bank holiday weekend. With that in mind the website is advising tourists on the most popular places to stay in the UK ahead of that holiday.

Andy Hemmington, spokesperson for Comparecarhire.co.uk, comments: “We have seen a spike in bookings for UK destinations around the May Day holiday this year, with many more people searching for rentals in places throughout the British Isles.”

“We appreciate only too well that families are watching budgets still, but at the same time they also need a break and a bit of a getaway. Staycationing in the UK is one handy way to make the most of your money, and camping or booking a B&B in Cornwall or Scotland can work out as a decent value trip away.”

The Comparecarhire.co.uk Top 5 UK Staycation Destinations –

1. Cornwall
2. Wales
3. Lake District
4. Scottish Highlands
5. Devon

Available on Comparecarhire.co.uk right now are deals like four days’ car hire from Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May 2012 from £10* per day in Newquay, from £11* per day in Cardiff and from £17* per day in Inverness.

Andy Hemmington went on: “There are clearly going to be many more Brits taking staycations this May bank holiday, rather than travelling away overseas. As such our advice to people is to be organised and book a rental deal well in advance to get the best value and plenty of choice.”

Comparecarhire.co.uk is one of the leading car hire comparison websites in the UK, helping users compare car hire deals from over 40 suppliers in 15,000 locations worldwide. Destinations include the UK, Spain and Portugal, with pick up locations for car hire Faro deals and car hire Tenerife bookings.

To view and compare all the latest deals visit www.comparecarhire.co.uk.

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