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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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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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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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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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Cheap Car Hire Prices for Spring Getaways Sourced by Carrentals.co.uk

Carrentals.co.uk, the award-winning car hire price comparator, can t his spring help UK tourists save money when heading away for some sun in Cyprus or for a long weekend in the Lake District. Thanks to the new bargain car hire prices available on the website, Brits can rent a car for their holiday more cheaply than ever.

UK tourists can head off on spring holidays to Cyprus thanks to budget airlines offering cheap flights to the popular island. The Cypriot beaches are a hugely popular draw for Brits during the spring and Carrentals.co.uk can help travellers source the best value Cyprus car hire around
right now – deals currently start as low as £5 per day*.

Since the service launched over 5 years ago Carrentals.co.uk has grown a loyal user base thanks to its offering car hire savings in more than 15,000 resorts and cities around the world. This week the site has also sourced new car hire Manchester deals to help people save on long weekends away in the UK – prices currently start at just £14 per day**.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says, “On the back of another chilly winter many Brits immediately turn their thoughts to getting away for a break somewhere in the spring. To help people get more for their money while travelling we have sourced some fantastic new prices for renting a car in Cyprus or Malaga – backed by the reassurance of renting from a famous name rental provider.”

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

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Carrentals.co.uk 12 Days of Christmas Prize Draw Serves Up Top Prizes and Charity Support

Car hire price comparison website Carrentals.co.uk has introduced a new scheme offering great prizes for the festive season – the 12 Days of Christmas. The competition takes the format of a daily prize draw which offers a great prize every day from its launch until Christmas itself.

Prizes on show in the new Carrentals.c.uk competition include an iPad 2, Amazon vouchers, London Eye tickets, a vineyard tour and tasting and other great rewards. The competition begins on December 12th with the draw for the iPad 2 to be held on Christmas Eve.

Carrentals.co.uk has teamed up with UK homeless charity StreetSmart to raise money through the 12 Days of Christmas competition. StreetSmart is one of the most established UK homeless charities and works with more than 90 smaller UK homeless charities in 19 cities. The organisation has raised more than £4.7million for smaller charities and enables them to deliver essential education and training programs, housing support and help to provide information and advice on health issues.

In order to enter the daily 12 Days of Christmas draw users need to find the hidden snowman on the Carrrentals.co.uk website using each day’s particular clue. The URL where the snowman is found is the code for entering the competition.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “We are really pleased to be able to introduce our new 12 Days of Christmas prize draw for this year’s festive period. Helping people to win great prizes while also working with StreetSmart to help out UK homeless charities gives us a real warm glow at this time of year.”

For full details on the Carrentals.co.uk ‘12 days of Christmas’ competition and all terms and conditions visit http://www.carrentals.co.uk/media/12-days-of-christmas.html. For further information on StreetSmart visit www.streetsmart.org.uk.

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 car hire in Italy, Spain, UK and car hire in Cyprus.

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Brits should consider using winter snow tyres on UK roads as well as when travelling in European ski locations

Winter tyres are the smart way to ensure a car’s safety on the snowy roads of the UK and Europe this winter, advises award-winning car hire website Carrentals.co.uk. The comparator is advising Brits to think ahead with a cold winter predicted this year.

Last year the heavy, early snow in the UK led many drivers to buy and fit snow tyres on their cars – which caused many big name providers such as Kwik Fit to run out of stocks.

Carrentals.co.uk regularly warns Brits heading away on ski holidays to book snow chains and winter tyres before they travel to be sure of getting what they need for their trips. With the prospect of a snowy UK winter looming however the website warns Brits to consider winter tyres on Britain’s roads too.

The vast majority of car hire providers do not carry winter tyres or snow chains as standard items and consider them to be extras – but travellers to ski resorts still often leave it until they arrive to ask about them.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “The matter of when is the right time to add winter snow tyres to a car is a tricky one – there’s no hard and fast rule about adding them to a car which must be adhered to but they are still highly recommended in snowy, icy weather.”

“People renting a car overseas for a ski trip should be smart and plan ahead – book a ‘snow pack’ which includes winter tyres, snow chains and more, to be sure you avoid missing out.”

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

To compare the best prices visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Consumers get the latest tips to avoid paying too much for a rental car next summer at the London Olympics

Despite a start date of 10 months in the future, many savvy travellers planning to enjoy the 2012 London Olympics are already lining up their hotel rooms, tickets and rental cars. This is a wise move says leading online car hire rate comparator Carrentals.co.uk, which points out that the massive influx of demand will almost certainly result in high rental rates during the games.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “Few events attract so much global attention as the summer Olympics, so we are expecting a bumper tourist season in London next year. Every business wants to capitalise on this chance by raising their prices, and this includes car hire firms. There are still plenty of good deals on car hire available right now, but if you wait until the 11 th hour you’ll have to pay dearly for it.”

Right on the heels of the 2012 London Olympics, which run from 27 July through 12 August, are the popular Paralympic Games from 29 August until 9 September. With nearly two months of solid sporting action London will be buzzing with activity and visitors for most of the summer.

Robinson continues: “The most popular car rental extras like sat nav and child safety seats will probably sell out weeks in advance. The same holds true for the most popular models of rental car. But if you’ve already finalised your travel itinerary for London there’s no reason to put off booking a rental car. The Olympics may be 10 months away but it’s perfectly fine to make a car hire reservation now, saving you the potential headache of high prices and a weak vehicle selection.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car rental comparison site for comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including car hire throughout the UK and USA. Car hire in the UK includes locations throughout London and Manchester for the Olympic Games.

Car hire in the USA includes locations in Miami, Los Angeles and car hire in Las Vegas, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire at Las Vegas Airport.

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Award-winning comparator offers people bargain car hire deals on trips to Spanish sun resorts

Carrentals.co.uk, the leading online car hire price comparison portal, this week launches new cheap car rentals prices on its site to help visitors to the Balearic Islands save this autumn. As the colder weather comes in at home many UK tourists are heading off to the beaches of Majorca and Menorca for some warmer weather breaks.

Budget airlines offering cheap air fares to the Mediterranean mean that many people from the UK are able to jet off to Majorca for a week or so in the autumn. To help them get around the island on a budget while there Carrentals.co.uk has introduced new car hire Majorca deals which can be had from just £11 per day*.

Carrentals.co.uk wins awards for its sourcing of money-saving car hire deals in over 15,000 destinations around the world, helping people afford more holiday for their money. This week also sees Carrentals.co.uk offering new car hire Menorca deals to compare with bookings available to collect at the airport from just £13 per day** .

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says, “Brits do enjoy a little week away in the Balearics during the autumn, usually to enjoy a bit of sun and sand ahead of the winter weather. Majorca and Menorca are hugely popular places to go still and so we’re pleased to be able to help people save money on trips there right now.”

The Carrentals.co.uk service compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide. To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Carrentals.co.uk Tells Car Renters Beware ‘Unfair Wear & Tear’ Charges

Travellers renting cars are being advised to report any ‘wear and tear’ issues they experience with a car, including concerns such as brake and clutch performance, to the supplier to help avoid unfair excess charges on their return.

The advice comes from leading comparison site Carrentals.co.uk, which has been told of a number of cases where customers were charged for issues such as a damaged clutch, which would have been built up over time.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Most people will check over their rental car before driving off, but sometimes there can be problems that can’t be found until the car is actually being driven. A clutch that has been damaged by frequent riding, brakes affected by aggressive usage over time – they’re just some of the potential issues that can build up and result in one unlucky customer being unfairly charged. Our advice is that if you have any concerns about your car – be that the oil level or braking performance, contact your rental company straight away.

“Rental companies do regularly maintain their cars, but it’s always possible for unseen damage to occur over time. Our focus is on ensuring our customers aren’t financially hit for previous misuse.”

Carrentals.co.uk Top Tips to Avoid ‘Unfair Wear & Tear’ Charges –

1) Shop around for the most comprehensive excess insurance cover before you travel – and make sure it covers things like tyre and windscreen damage.

2) On collection, check over your rental car carefully – take your time and highlight any concerns with your supplier.

3) While you may not be able to see things like a nail in a tyre or a clutch that is slipping, once you start driving the vehicle take your time to feel if everything’s OK and if you have any concerns go back to the supplier and let them know straight away.

4) Again, once you’re out on the road or in your destination, if something’s not right with your car, don’t wait until you drop it off to highlight the problem, contact the supplier and let them know.

5) Keep a record of your contact with your supplier, including phone calls and written communication to ensure you have all of the details in case you need to challenge any charges.

Gareth adds: “While many people now take out excess insurance cover, some elements such as damage to windscreens and tyres just aren’t covered with many suppliers, despite them being the most likely to be damaged. Make sure you know what you’re getting with your insurance cover, and if in any doubt about your car’s performance report it to the supplier immediately.”

The award winning Carrentals.co.uk compares cheap car hire deals from companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, and has booked over 650,000 rentals to date. Offering car hire in Portugal, including car hire in Faro, as well as Spain, France and over 15,000 locations worldwide, for more information visit www.carrentals.co.uk

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Award-winning comparison website announces latest addition to team of staff – expert writer and photographer

Popular motoring industry photographer and writer Neill Watson is the latest addition to the blogging team employed by hire car website Carrentals.co.uk. The award-winning online resource has partnered with Neill who will deliver expert commentary and articles to the online specialist’s car sector blog.

Throughout the past 25 years and more Neill Watson has worked in various roles within the motoring industry. Neill began work in the sector back in 1984 and has been photographing and writing on a professional basis since 2002.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “It is a genuine pleasure to make this announcement this week, adding someone like Neill Watson to our blogging roster shows the profile that Carrentals.co.uk enjoys in the sector now. Neill will offer our readers some really interesting views and opinions based on his many years of working in the motor industry.”

Neill’s job has seen him road-test many of the motoring industry’s supercars and throughout recent years he has also been a contributing writer to magazines like Total 911 and Banzai. He is a qualified and experienced racetrack instructor and has also been a motor rallying driver too.

Neill Watson says: “It is a real honour to join such a well-known brand as Carrentals.co.uk – the company has a really high profile in the online motoring world today. Site users can look forward to reading my views and opinions on all manner of motor industry issues and stories over the coming months.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car hire 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 car hire throughout the UK in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and car hire in Edinburgh.

For more information visit www.carrentals.co.uk and for additional information on Neill Watson visit www.neillwatson.com.

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Daily Car Hire from £10 for August Bank Holiday with Carrentals.co.uk

Award-winning car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk is advising UK travellers that there are still incredibly low rates available on rentals for the upcoming Bank Holiday in August. For just £10 per day, car hire can be had at many hot getaway spots such as Mallorca, Nice and others.

The world’s leading rental car companies such as Hertz, Budget and Avis are holding their summer rates low for the end of the summer travel season. Brits can still enjoy superb value deals on car hire in favourite locations around Greece, the south of France and the Mediterranean – with deals on show for as little as £30 for a three day package.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Whether it’s a car hire in Menorca booking or the French Alps the tourist is looking for, great value rental rates are available on cars for this long weekend in August. The car hire companies are enjoying a good year, and they want to maintain this level of business throughout the summer’s end.”

“Because this is last Bank Holiday of the year and it is such a busy travel period, it is particularly important to make rental bookings early. Popular items like sat nav, infant safety seats or vehicles like a 4×4 or people carrier often sell out ahead of time during holidays. You can avoid disappointment by simply making a reservation in advance.”

Carrentals.co.uk, the top online rental car rate comparator, lists the latest specials and prices from international rental firms like Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, and has processed over 650,000 rentals to date. To compare the latest offers for car hire in Spain and many other popular locations visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Tourists headed for Tuscany able to save big on leading name rental companies thanks to Carrentals.co.uk’s new releases

Carrentals.co.uk, the online price comparator which helps tourists save on car hire deals from more than 50 providers, has this week published new prices to help visitors to Pisa save money. People going to Tuscany for their summer holidays can currently log on and find the best value rental around, with the added convenience of car hire Pisa Airport collections.

Carrentals.co.uk operates an award-winning service which lets people compare deals from famous name providers like Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty. The website has over 5 years’ experience in saving people money on car hire, and right now offers Pisa Airport deals starting at only £22 per day*.

Visitors to Tuscany can collect their rental car on arrival in Pisa Airport and head off either to their hotel or to local attractions like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Piazza dei Miracoli. By comparing and pre-booking a car hire Italy choice from Carrentals.co.uk tourists can enjoy the perfect mix of value for money and complete convenience.

Carrentals.co.uk Managing Director, Gareth Robinson, comments, “Saving people money on car hire is why we exist and we are so good at it that we have won awards for our service. A travel budget can disappear pretty fast somewhere like Tuscany so sourcing a value for money car hire deal with collections at Pisa Airport is the smart move.”

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from more than 50 rental providers, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide. To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Avoid extra insurance payment on hire cars by checking out online information provided by Carrentals.co.uk

Few things frustrate travellers more than paying for things they don’t need. How much insurance to buy for a rental car is one of the most confusing issues out there, but Carrentals.co.uk has written an online guide to help people avoid paying for cover they don’t need.

After polling some of the two million Brits who rent a car during the summer holiday season, Carrentals.co.uk discovered that the most common annoyance was the pressure exerted by rental agents to purchase additional coverage at the time of pick up. Most of the time, extra coverage in unnecessary and can add up to £2,000 to the bill.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “Having the right amount of coverage on a rental car is important, but most car hire companies try to take advantage of their customers by pushing them to buy extra insurance. It’s an annoying game they play, and sadly often neglects the most frequent trouble areas like lost keys or damaged windscreens.”

The rules of the road regarding proper rental insurance cover is nicely presented in a new video by carrentals.co.uk that can be viewed at http://www.carrentals.co.uk/extras/car-hire-insurance. They also have an excellent site devoted to common questions and the correct answers at http://forum.carrentals.co.uk/collision-damage-waiver-excess-insurance.

“One of our goals is to arm travellers with the right information to help them manage their budget effectively,” Gareth adds. “The video lays it all out there in black and white so that you won’t feel pressured to pay for cover you don’t really need. There definitely is a good case for buying extra cover, so we’ve created our own policy for our clients that tosses out the unnecessary things and keeps the good ones at a price everyone can appreciate.”

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Summer holiday season sees award-winning online comparator serve up Spanish savings

With the summer holiday season in full swing many British tourists are right now taking the opportunity to head off overseas for some Spanish sunshine and Sangria. With budgets remaining tight as the economic recovery continues, leading online car hire price comparison specialist Carrentals.co.uk has introduced new deals from top suppliers to help people find the best value for money around.

Carrentals.co.uk helps travellers and tourists to save money on hire car deals from all the top companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt. This week the website has introduced the latest deals designed to help people save money on their car hire needs in Spain’s Alicante, with deals to be had from as little as £115 for a full week’s rental*.

The Carrentals.co.uk website specialises in helping people to save money on their holiday car rentals, and thanks to cheap flights making travel to Spain easier than ever, people are heading to Spain in great numbers for a summer break. With that in mind, Carrentals.co.uk can help people enjoy the best value car hire Alicante Airport has available thanks to its comparing all the latest deals around.

Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, Gareth Robinson, comments, “Alicante is one of those permanently popular destinations with Brits, and so we’re seeing a lot of demand for rentals there at present. Because we update our site in real time we’re always able to offer the very best value for money car hire Spain has to offer.”

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Exploring England’s capital won’t break the bank with rental deals from online rate comparison experts

Travellers heading to London this summer can start the savings early by booking their rental car online with Carrentals.co.uk, one of the leading internet car hire specialists. Customers can browse the current prices and special offers from 50 leading car hire firms to help find the best rates at over 15,000 travel destinations around the world.

There are dozens of convenient car hire pick-up locations across London, making it easy to get mobile soon after landing in the capital. A car rental UK booked online through Carrentals.co.uk can be picked up in train stations like St Pancreas International, all of the capital’s airports and many well-known hotels. By visiting their website, customers can compare the latest rates from international rental outfits such as Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Holiday Autos, Opodo and Thrifty to find the deal that’s best for them.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments, “Our goal is to get the right rental car into our customer’s hands at the best price possible. London is no cheap holiday, but the savings from booking with us translates into more cash to spend on highlights like the London Eye and the Tate Modern. Having a rental vehicle also makes it cheap and easy to visit nearby towns like Cotswolds or Brighton for the day.”

There are almost too many attractions in London. Visitors have the daunting challenge of choosing from sites like the Tower of London, The British Museum, Madame Tussaud’s and the hundreds of options for dining, drinking and evening entertainment. With a car rental London there is more time for sightseeing and greater convenience in terms of moving about the capital with total flexibility. Public transport and taxis are not cheap in London, so many travellers discover the cost of a rental car is actually a cheaper way to go.

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Europcar, The UK’s Leading Car Hire Company, Has Announced The Launch Of Its Latest Product – Airport Connect

Lugging heavy bags across town, while worrying about whether train delays will cause missed flights, isn’t the best way for any traveller to kick-off their holiday of intended rest and relaxation. This is why Europcar has created Airport Connect to alleviate some of the stress of travelling to the airport with a convenient and comfortable car hire option that helps get holidays off to a flying start.

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Airport Connect customers can simply hire a vehicle from their local Europcar location, leave it at the airport branch and then take the courtesy coach directly to the terminal. On the way home, the process simply works in reverse, so there is no more struggling with train connections and rushing from A to B. Furthermore, Airport Connect customers can also transfer between UK airports.

By booking a car hire deal through Europcar’s new Airport Connect, travellers can be sure that they get a vehicle that’s large enough to take all their luggage and family comfortably. Holidaymakers can slip behind the wheel of their Europcar vehicle and start their trip the way they mean to go on.

Catriona Lougher, Marketing Director for Europcar UK Group said, “The holiday experience begins the moment you set off. Cramming the family and luggage into a small car or taking heavy bags and excited children on the train is guaranteed to get a trip off to a bad start. Airport Connect from Europcar ensures travellers arrive at the airport relaxed and ready for their holiday.”

About Europcar
Europcar is the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals. The company serves business and leisure customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Since March 2007 with the acquisition of Vanguard EMEA, its network comprises over 5,300 rental outlets in 160 countries. Excluding franchise operations, in 2008 Europcar signed more than 10 million rental contracts, with 8,000 employees and a fleet exceeding 225,000 vehicles. In September 2008, Europcar and U.S. market leader Enterprise Rent a Car joined forces in a strategic alliance to form the world’s largest car rental and network, with more than 1.2 million vehicles and 13,000 locations around the world. In addition to providing a range of large, small economy and family cars for rental, Europcar also offers luxury car hire and van hire. The Europcar fleet has an average CO2 of 158g/km compared to the average UK car parc which has 164.9 g/km CO2.

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