Car Hire Demand on the Increase Thanks to Heavy Snowfall and Early Ski Season

Lightwater, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 30, 2008 -- Car hire demand is on the up on the back of heavy snowfall for this time of year and a subsequently early ski season opening, according to online car hire comparison specialist .

Resorts in the leading ski destinations of Switzerland, Austria and Italy are experiencing unseasonably high levels of snow, with some resorts reporting up to 130cm on their slopes already. Skiers are jetting off to the pistes sooner than usual as a result.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of, said, “We want travellers to be aware of the situation so are appealing for them to book their car hire ahead of time to avoid disappointment and problems securing a good value deal on arrival.”

Online comparator researches and compares car hire prices from many leading rental providers in over 9,000 locations, including popular ski destinations such as Chambery, Lyon and Turin. Prices start at just £13* per day in Aspen, £18* per day in Lyon and £21* per day in Banff and Geneva.

Gareth Robinson continued, “Availability can still be had but with the heavy snowfall continuing, we are recommending that holidaymakers secure a good deal by researching and booking car hire online before travelling. This is especially important if skiers are looking for accessories like child seats and snow chains.” specialises in comparing car hire prices from up to 50 leading companies including Holiday Autos, Alamo, Budget and Thrifty. To compare and review the best ski deals visit *Prices are based on seven-day rental from 31 January and are subject to change.

About 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 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 Budget, Thrifty, Sixt, Holiday Autos, Opodo, EBookers, and EasyCar, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The 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.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit

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