Cyprus, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 11, 2008 -- Industry analysts had first made a prediction that the rising global oil price, alongside the overall increased cost of vacations, would do much to reduce or ever reverse the current uptrend. Presently they are beginning to profess surprise over the fact that almost all of the large car hire companies in the area of Paphos are revealing that sales figures are still very much trending upwards.
Eric Clapton, who is a spokesman for leading car hire website rhinocarhire.com, has this to say on the subject "These industry experts seem to have a very slight understanding of the obvious market for high quality car hire Paphos visitors have created. We need to consider the fact that for tourists who have already organized cheap car rental Paphos Airport makes an excellent choice of pick up point. If we also include the fact that Cyprus is an island with a wealth of separate sites of interest, all easily accessed by a short car journey, many of which are the main reasons that people actual visit Cyprus to begin with, then it becomes increasingly apparent why many holiday makers consider car rental a necessity and not an additional luxury".
The incredibly swift rise of global oil prices has had a negative effect on car hire statistics within the rest of Europe, in complete contrast, when we examine the facts of localized figures for car rental Paphos seems to be moving in the opposite direction. Most other major European holiday destinations are often gathered around a specific stretch of beach or cluster of hotels, whereas Cyprus offers a far more diverse backdrop for a holiday, which definitely requires some form of personal transport in order to exploit it to the fullest.
Once again, Eric Clapton picked up on this point and responds that "The analysts are all making a big mistake by trying to compare the state of the Cyprus car hire market with some of the major vacation destinations on the mainland, there can be no doubt they Cyprus delivers a completely different holiday experience than can be found elsewhere in Europe. Consider the fact that Cyprus is an island, and within this island are a wealth of historic and culturally interesting sites, but they are spaced out, and remains within a short car journey of each other, most other major vacation destinations will cover a far lesser area, it is incorrect to try and compare Cyprus with a mainland destination. In short, in order to make the most of your visit to Cyprus, you will need some form of transport, most visitors are quick to realize that this is the case, and are quite willing to swallow the additional cost of an offer of cheap car rental Paphos based rental companies are making available".