Brits Advised to Set the Wheels in Motion for Bank Holiday Travel Plans

April 11, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
From Turin to Torquay, leading car hire comparison site is advising British travellers to book their Bank Holiday car rental early to make sure they get the best deal.

With everyone feeling the financial strain, the company is encouraging customers to ensure they get the most for their money by planning ahead and comparing the most competitive rental prices to help keep travel costs down.

Managing director of, Gareth Robinson, says: "Despite the credit crunch, we are seeing very high demand for car rental over the May Bank Holidays. People still want to take a break from home and experience somewhere new, so they are continuing to commit money to travel plans.

"The secret is to shop around and compare the prices of all the different elements of your holiday. Prices are changing on an almost daily basis and so booking early can help you make substantial savings, no matter whether you're staying in the UK or venturing further a field."

Bank Holiday car rental in Faro currently starts from just £13* per day, from £15* per day in Madrid, £17* per day in Edinburgh and £16* per day in Boston.

Gareth adds: "This year we're seeing popular Bank Holiday destinations ranging from the UK, to central Europe and even America and the Middle East, as British travellers look at places where their money will go further." compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Sixt, Alamo, Holiday Autos and EasyCar in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the best Bank Holiday car hire deals visit

*Prices are based on seven-day rental from 23 May 2009 and are subject to change.


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 site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Budget, 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.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit

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