Released on: October 05, 2011, 6:12 pm
Author: Helen Young
Industry: Travel, Automotive, Internet & Online
Consumers get the latest tips to avoid paying too much for a rental car next summer at the London Olympics
05 October 2011 – Despite a start date of 10 months in the future, many savvy travellers planning to enjoy the 2012 London Olympics are already lining up their hotel rooms, tickets and rental cars. This is a wise move says leading online car hire rate comparator Carrentals.co.uk, which points out that the massive influx of demand will almost certainly result in high rental rates during the games.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “Few events attract so much global attention as the summer Olympics, so we are expecting a bumper tourist season in London next year. Every business wants to capitalise on this chance by raising their prices, and this includes car hire firms. There are still plenty of good deals on car hire available right now, but if you wait until the 11 th hour you'll have to pay dearly for it.”
Right on the heels of the 2012 London Olympics, which run from 27 July through 12 August, are the popular Paralympic Games from 29 August until 9 September. With nearly two months of solid sporting action London will be buzzing with activity and visitors for most of the summer.
Robinson continues: “The most popular car rental extras like sat nav and child safety seats will probably sell out weeks in advance. The same holds true for the most popular models of rental car. But if you've already finalised your travel itinerary for London there's no reason to put off booking a rental car. The Olympics may be 10 months away but it's perfectly fine to make a car hire reservation now, saving you the potential headache of high prices and a weak vehicle selection.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car rental comparison site for comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including car hire throughout the UK and USA. Car hire in the UK includes locations throughout London and Manchester for the Olympic Games.
Car hire in the USA includes locations in Miami, Los Angeles and car hire in Las Vegas, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire at Las Vegas Airport.
A bout Carrentals.co.uk
Carrentals.co.uk 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 Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.
The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.
In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category . To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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