Announces Fairer 'Raising the Standard' Travel Campaign

April 24, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
April 24, 2010 Market-leading car hire price comparator has announced the introduction of a new scheme, named 'Raising the Standard', which will assist travellers and tourists in getting hold of the finest and fairest travel services and deals around.

Raising the Standard has launched with a goal of getting travellers fairer and more honest travel industry information and services. has introduced the programme to help tourists costly experiences and also to help prevent them incurring unnecessary excess charges and restrictions when travelling.

Raising the Standard is based online at the new car hire forums, and there users will find a site consisting of a forum, a blog and a selection of downloadable papers which offer advice on travel problems. Topics covered in the downloadable papers include everything from car hire to flights, accommodation to holiday health issues and travel insurance to optional holiday extras.

Travellers can use the forum as a place to bring up any issues they have faced when travelling and in the future will invite leading travel experts to provide input on the forum to address customer queries and questions.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of, comments: "We have always maintained that is much more than 'just' price comparison service for car hire, and with the new Raising the Standard campaign we will be able to help people be travel-savvy and avoid being caught out by hidden charges." will partner with various travel industry experts to run the scheme, including Questor Insurance, Zintech, and Self Catering Breaks. All these companies will take a turn in offering advice on issues highlighted by the Raising the Standard campaign.

Andrew Lawrence of Questor Insurance comments: "In this day and age it is vital for people to be able to get hold of the very latest and best information about travel on the web, particularly when there are so many hidden charges and clauses around. The Raising the Standard forum will be a great place to bring up any issues and get answers from sector experts about all matters from car hire to accommodation to travel insurance."

Anyone is able to register for the Raising the Standard forum, with posts monitored and seeking to always offer prompt and helpful responses to consumer queries.

To register as a member of the Raising the Standard forum or for more information about the campaign, please visit the new car rental forum. 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

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 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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