New Price Comparison Service Delivers Early Success for Carrentals.co.uk
March 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News9 March 2007 – Carrentals.co.uk is reporting a three-fold increase in bookings since it converted its car hire broker site into a price comparison service at the beginning of last month.
The new Carrentals.co.uk website now compares prices from 40 leading brands, including Holiday Autos, Opodo, EBookers, Alamo, Sixt, Thrifty, and their own Carrentals.co.uk prices, allowing customers to quickly compare and book the best deals.
Unlike other meta search engine comparison sites such as TravelSupermarket, which use pay per click (PPC) revenue models, Carrentals.co.uk uses a commission per acquisition (CPA) model, which it says provides a fairer service to car hire providers and better prices for customers.
Gareth Robinson, marketing director of Carrentals.co.uk, said: “The move to become a price comparison site was a major development for us, but it has already paid off in terms of visitor numbers and bookings for both our own brand and the other companies featured.
“Prices in the car hire market change so quickly that it is impossible for one brand to always be the cheapest in every location. By changing to a price comparison service we are offering a fairer service for visitors, enabling them to check and compare the best prices from 40 different suppliers from within a single site.”
To compare car hire prices visit www.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, when it also booked its 100,000th customer.
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 new Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 40 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available.
Websites searched include Alamo, Thrifty, Sixt, Holiday Autos, Opodo, EBookers, Carrentals.co.uk and EasyCar, 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 6,000 links to useful tourist information sites, plus over 2,700 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.
To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk