Online car hire expert sees more and more festive travellers making advance bookings this year
/EINPresswire.com/24 November 2011 – With Christmas just around the corner UK tourists heading away for the festive season are booking their car hire in plenty of time, says car hire website eRentals.co.uk. The online specialist has seen an increase in advance bookings of 38% for this year’s busy Christmas and New Year spell.
eRentals.co.uk explains that as a rule car hire is seen by many tourists as a late extra, but more and more are becoming aware of the need to book ahead. Advance booking of car hire allows people to get the vehicle that they want with the extras they need – many tourists now book at least six weeks ahead.
Most popular destinations for this Christmas include Geneva, Heathrow Airport, Lisbon, Faro and Manchester Airport, with lots of Brits heading overseas to visit friends and family.
Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for eRentals.co.uk, comments: “In years gone by we have often seen a raft of car hire bookings in the week or so prior to Christmas itself, but now more people are booking ahead. Of course lots of people do still leave booking their car hire until the last minute, but there is definitely a larger number now planning ahead.”
“At the busiest times of year like Christmas demand for people carriers and 4x4s – plus demand for extras like child seats, snow chains and so on – goes up exponentially, leaving many people disappointed. With six weeks to go until Christmas our seeing a steep rise in people booking so far in advance bodes well for UK travellers’ car hire experiences on their festive trips.”
eRentals.co.uk is a specialist car hire company, providing low cost car rental in over 12,000 locations around the World. Committed to finding its customers the best prices, eRentals.co.uk offers a quick and easy search of the latest offers, including Majorca car hire and Lanzarote car hire, for a festive escape in the sun.
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eRentals.co.uk was launched in 2006 and is a specialist car hire company, providing low cost car rental in over 12,000 locations around the World, in all major countries and tourist destinations. Committed to finding its customers the best prices, eRentals.co.uk offers a quick and easy search of the latest offers. eRentals.co.uk is operated by Sublime Systems Ltd, a company that specialises in online businesses.