Majorca, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 22, 2009 -- There are very few areas within the travel industry which have not been affected by the current economic downturn. Passenger numbers have dropped on all major airlines; Hotels have seen drops in the number of rooms filled while car hire companies took measures earlier on in the year to cut costs.
This may have seemed like a good idea at the time but it has left a considerable shortage of rental cars in popular destinations. Car hire firms reduced fleet numbers in expectation of a leaner than usual summer. A drop in the second hand car sales market forced firms to tighten their belts even more.
All is not lost however if you have left it until the last minute to book. Major car hire companies may be out of cars but there are still deals available on cost comparison sites such as Car Hire Majorca Airport [http://carhiremajorcaairport.co.uk]. Due to the wide range of suppliers there are cars available in August ranging from budget/economy vehicles to premium, luxury and people carriers.
Speaking on behalf of Car Hire Majorca Airport Dennis C Wilson, CEO stated âThere has been a lot of doom and gloom stories in the media recently regarding extortionate car hire prices in Spanish destinations due to a lack of cars. This seems to be true with certain companies however a quick search of our cost comparison service shows that there are still cars available in the middle of August for less than Â£250 pounds for a 7 day rental.â