Budget Added to Carrentals.co.uk Comparison Site
October 18, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsOctober 2007 – Budget is the latest car hire supplier to be featured on price comparator website Carrentals.co.uk, taking the total number of car rental sites compared to 46.
Since becoming a price comparison site in February 2007 the company has seen a three-fold increase in bookings and a growing number of rental companies featured on the site, including Opodo, ebookers, Holiday Autos and their own Carrentals.co.uk hire service.
New addition Budget Rent a Car is one of the top three global car rental companies, offering cars, trucks and vans in over 2,700 locations in 115 countries, strengthening the Carrentals.co.uk offering further.
Carrentals.co.uk marketing director Gareth Robinson commented: “The switch to a comparator site is benefiting both customers and suppliers. With the addition of Budget our customers now have the widest choice of any car hire comparison service with over 45 companies featured, while suppliers benefit from the fairer CPA model, rather than the pay per click model used by others.
“We are committed to offering an easy to use, genuine price comparison service. As a result, Budget is very happy with their performance through the site to date, and we are continuing to develop our service for both leisure and business car rental.”
Visitors to the Carrentals.co.uk site can search by car type in over 4,000 locations around the World, with search results shown in price order, together with details of the rental company. They can then go straight to the supplier’s site, which retains the rental location and dates, and read more about the hire options and conditions.
Since its launch in 2003 Carrentals.co.uk has grown to become one of the leading online car hire websites. In 2006, it booked its 100,000th customer and turnover reached £8million.
Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006, when it also booked its 100,000th customer.
In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the new Carrentals.co.uk site now searches over 40 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available.
Websites searched include Thrifty, Sixt, Holiday Autos, Opodo, ebookers, Carrentals.co.uk and EasyCar, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type or provider.
The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 6,000 links to useful tourist information sites, plus over 2,700 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.
To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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