A Sign of Recovery as Rental Bookings Are Up 17%* - Carrentals.co.uk

September 18, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
September 18, 2010 The economic situation has changed car hire prices for the worse in 2010. Carrentals.co.uk was stunned to learn that rentals have increased even with the 9% price increase this last 12 months. Car rental businesses are in need of more vehicles, but credit trickier now, making new purchases harder to acquire. Available cars are reducing with wear, while demand is increasing, creating the higher 2010 prices.

Fortunately, British people love travel and like to do it in comfort. Escaping the daily grind is a high priority. Resulting in the predominant rental car agent, Carrentals.co.uk, producing encouraging sales figures. A 17% increase was recorded for this approaching October half term, beating the 2009 record.

2009 and 2010 show a trend of increasing car hire needs. Nowadays bookings can be made online for most countries. Making it a synch to get transport in places like Barbados, Nice, Pisa, Vancouver and Faro.

"The travel industry is finally making it out of the financial hell of last year. British travellers love a cheeky weekend escape or to just get away on holiday. However, thinner wallets has resulted in travellers needing to find the lowest prices. Resulting in a demand for budget car hire. Internet whiz-kids and novices alike can find all their options online." Carrentals.co.uk spokesman, Gareth Robinson, proudly announced.

A week's car hire in Faro begins at only £12** a day, with estimates from £13** daily in Crete, from £16** daily in Rome and for as little as £10** when taking the car hire Malaga Airport promotes.

Cars can be booked in an inspiring 9,000 locations globally. Carrentals.co.uk has only the best deals from 50 of the most competitive car hire organisations, providing well recognised brands like Budget, Holiday Europe, Sixt, Autos, easyCar, Auto and Alamo - a click away at www.carrentals.co.uk.

"Start to think about your needs earlier rather than later, as you can secure far cheaper prices." Gareth proceeds to explain: "The half term period may be more expensive than 2009. However, with a well thought out strategy, great deals can be landed. I always recommend that holiday makers don't just look at their destination, but consider surrounding locations, especially smaller lesser know towns and cities for the best prices and service."

*All figures are based on average daily rental prices for bookings made between July and August 2009 and 2010 respectively. The bookings analysed account for a 30% sample of all bookings made via Carrentals.co.uk during these periods. **Prices based on a one week rental from 23 October 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, Auto Europe, 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

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