UK Tourists Advised to Get Going on Bank Holiday Car Rental

Lightwater, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 21, 2009 -- Market-leading car hire comparison website 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, says: “Availability 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.”

“To 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.”

A week’s Bank Holiday car hire in Orlando is available for £15* a day, with offers like £18* a day in Crete, from £17* per day in Newquay and from £23* per day in Malaga.

Gareth Robinson continued: “Popular 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.” 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 *Prices based on a one week rental from 29 August 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 35 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Budget, EasyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 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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