Lightwater, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 21, 2009 -- Market-leading car hire comparison website Carrentals.co.uk has advised UK tourists to get their car hire booked early for this summer Bank Holiday to avoid missing out on getting the car they want. Locations such as Alicante and Malaga are already reporting stock shortages.
While the economic downturn goes on making many car hire suppliers lower stock levels, travellers could have to pay more for hire as prices rise.
Gareth Robinson, managing director of http://www.carrentals.co.uk, says: âAvailability of vehicles is going to be a factor this summertime since suppliers have begin to cut stock levels due to the recession. Nobody is really cancelling their trips though so disappointment is a possibility unless people book ahead.â
âTo ensure value for money travellers need to book ahead and think about choosing a smaller supplier. We compare offers from as many as 50 car hire providers to give tourists the best chance of getting a good deal and availability.â
A weekâs Bank Holiday car hire in Orlando is available for Â£15* a day, with offers like Â£18* a day in Crete, from Â£17* per day in Newquay and from Â£23* per day in Malaga.
Gareth Robinson continued: âPopular destinations in countries like Spain are already filling up, so people could end up paying top whack. With that in mind people should think about different car hire pick-up locations to find better value deals.â
Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental suppliers, including Alamo, Budget, EasyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 9,000 locations worldwide.
To view and compare the latest car hire deals see http://www.carrentals.co.uk. *Prices based on a one week rental from 29 August and are subject to change.