Christmas Car Hire – Book Early Warning

November 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Price comparator is warning customers not to be complacent about their car hire this festive season, as bookings surge by up to 100% in the run up to Christmas and New Year.

“The Christmas and New Year period is one of the busiest times for car rental companies, with people travelling across the UK and overseas to visit friends and family,” says marketing director Gareth Robinson. “While there is availability at present, from early December we see a strong increase in demand as travellers finalise their arrangements. We therefore recommend people book early to secure the car they need, particularly if they have certain requirements such as needing a people carrier or four wheel drive.”

The warning comes as estimates show a growing number of people will spend the festive period away from home, either in the UK or overseas. Last year an estimated 2.5 million people headed abroad for Christmas, with this figure set to increase for the 2007/08 season.

Top UK Christmas Destinations for Car Hire –
1. London Airports
2. Dublin
3. Belfast
4. Manchester
5. Glasgow

Top Overseas Christmas Destinations for Car Hire –
1. Geneva
2. Malaga
3. Alicante
4. Tenerife
5. Faro

Companies compared on include Budget, Ebookers, Holiday Autos, Opodo, EasyCar, and their own prices. Visitors to the site can search and compare the best deals, before transferring to the supplier’s site to make their booking. Searching is easy and can be filtered by car type, including economy, four wheel drive and people carriers.

To compare the best Christmas & New Year car hire deals visit

About was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006.

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 site now searches up to 40 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available.

Websites searched include Alamo, Thrifty, Sixt, Holiday Autos, Opodo, EBookers, and EasyCar, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The 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

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