Travellers Urged To Book Early As Car Hire Sells Out

June 14, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Leading car hire comparison site is urging British travellers to book early for the summer after a number of rental suppliers sold out in key locations over peak travel periods such as half term and Easter.

With high demand for car hire both in the UK and in popular overseas holiday locations such as Alicante, Malaga, Palma and Faro, the past few months have seen some suppliers run out of stock, leaving travellers with the difficult task of finding alternative transport.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of, says: "Demand in certain locations has exceeded supply this year. A number of car hire suppliers have held their stock levels because of the economic climate, but with many people still travelling some are being caught out.

"We are in a strong position in that we compare up to 50 car rental companies on our site, meaning that if one supplier doesn't have availability the chances are that one of our smaller suppliers will, but even then in some locations supply is selling out for certain dates. The best advice is for anyone who needs car rental to book as early as possible to secure a vehicle for their trip."

A week's car hire in Orlando currently starts from just £16* a day, with prices from £18* a day in Crete, from £16* a day in Newquay and from just £18* a day in Malaga.

Gareth added: "Planning ahead not only gives you more chance of getting a car, but usually also ensures a greater choice of vehicle type. Cars such as people carriers or convertibles tend to be in relatively low supply, so if you have special requirements booking early is even more important." compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, EasyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit *Prices are based on seven-day rental from 4 July 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 35 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Budget, EasyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.
The site also features over 5,000 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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