Car Hirers Continuing to Have Problems with Icelandic Volcano Ash

April 23, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
April 23, 2010 As the Icelandic volcanic ash goes on making times hard for tourists, often leaving them stranded and not able to pick up rental cars, car hire website has warned them to get in touch with hire providers for help with cancellations and pick up delays.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, comments: "With no news forthcoming about when things in Iceland might improve, people are finding that they are left stranded and not able to pick up their rental car to get to their resorts."

"We've heard from many people about the problems being experienced so we advise calling hire providers directly to find out the latest information about cancellations and delayed pick up policies."

With things showing little indication of getting better any time soon, tourists and holidaymakers could end up having problems with their car rentals for the rest of the week at least.

Dinesh Kanji, Business Development Manager of Auto Europe UK, said: "We too have fielded calls from many people about the latest news on Iceland, and as a result we are giving free cancellations on bookings affected by ash and cancelled flights. Also we are offering lowered rates on extended rentals caused by the volcano situation. So people should call for free on 0800 358 1229." compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

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