Advises Skiers to Book Early As Heavy Snow Fall Boosts Demand

November 14, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
November 14, 2009 With heavy snow already falling in the Alps, price comparison site is advising skiers to book their car hire early to avoid disappointment, with the summer season seeing many destinations suffering from a shortage in the number of hire cars available.

Destinations where has seen the strongest demand include Switzerland, France and Italy, with the booking period peaking between 19th and 26th December.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of, says: "So far this year we have seen many incidents where there has been a shortage in the number of cars available for hire and with the early snow fall we are seeing this year in the Alps, we would advise anyone planning a ski trip to book their car hire as soon as possible to guarantee availability."

With many of the budget airlines offering affordable flights to some of the top ski resorts, good skiing conditions are likely to tempt skiers to take to the slopes on more than one occasion this season, with pistes having already opened to the public in Austria.

Gareth adds: "With a choice of low-cost airlines offering deals on flights to some of the top ski destinations, we are seeing increasing numbers of people booking their holidays independently, meaning that car hire is in high demand. Booking early can avoid any disappointment and also allows customers to reserve important accessories such as snow chains and child seats all of which are limited in supply." compares car hire deals from up to 35 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, EasyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide. Current ski deals include rental from £17 per day at Bergamo Airport; from £15 per day at Denver Airport; from £27 per day at Banff Airport; and from £22 per day at Geneva Airport.

To compare the best ski deals visit *Prices are based on seven-day rental from 16 November 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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