Avoid Disappointment on Easter Car Hire with Early Booking Says Carrentals.co.uk

February 25, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
February 25, 2010 Leading car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk is advising travelers making for European sun this Easter to reserve hire cars well in advance to be sure they get the right deal for them. The website is warning people that they risk lower choice and higher prices if they don't book ahead.

With prices for car rental across Europe going up ahead of Easter, car hire in Geneva is just one example where deals have risen by 13%* on average in comparison with 12 months ago.

To ensure availability of cars and value for money prices when renting this Easter in popular places like Alicante, Faro, Rome or when hiring a car in Tenerife people need to plan and book ahead. Carrentals.co.uk has seen prices increased throughout the continent and availability of vehicles has decreased at the same time.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of Carrentals.co.uk, said: "Many companies are offering fewer vehicles to choose from this Easter as they've not been able to restock since banks cut back on funding them this year. This has led to prices going up as the demand is there for fewer cars.

"So our advice to people travelling this Easter is to get online, compare prices from multiple suppliers and then book ahead of their trip. This helps them have the widest choice of cars and the best deals available."

Carrentals.co.uk provides price comparison services on car hire deals from up to 50 hire suppliers, including Alamo, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide. Current Easter deals include rental at Lisbon Airport from only £16** per day, from £20** per day at Pisa Airport, from £17** per day at Orlando Airport and from £12** per day at Tenerife Airport.

To compare the latest Easter car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk. *Percentage increase based on sample prices across a selection of different car rental companies and car sizes over Easter 2009 and Easter 2010 at Geneva Airport **Prices are based on seven-day rental from 1 April 2010 and are subject to change.

About Carrentals.co.uk
Carrentals.co.uk 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
Carrentals.co.uk 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 Alamo, Budget, easyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

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