Car Hire Demand in the South of France

The south of France is proving to be an extremely popular destination this summer for Irish holidaymakers. An abundance of cheap flights from Irish airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair have made the region an even more appealing destination than usual during these tough economic times.

Online PR News – 11-June-2009 – – After an extremely tough financial year for many Irish people thoughts are now turning towards summer holidays and some much needed relaxation time. Many people have lost their jobs or had their hours cut since last summer so are now looking closer to home for a cheaper holiday.

France is an option been taken up in considerable numbers particularly the sunny south. With short flight times, good value accommodation and cheap car hire on offer many people see it as an ideal holiday destination.

Locations such as Nice, Carcassonne, Toulouse and Marseille are all high up on Irish holidaymaker’s wish lists this year.

Michael Cleare, CEO of, said: “We are seeing a large number of car hire requests this year in locations such as Carcassonne and Nice. Customers are much more cash savvy this year and are using cost comparison sites such as ours to source the best possible deals. It is important to book your car hire in France as soon as you know your arrival and departure dates. Many car hire firms have cut their fleet numbers this summer due to an expected drop in demand so this means it may be more difficult to secure your preferred rental car if you leave it until the last minute to book”

It has been a tough year for the travel industry in France but a busy summer has now been predicted by many travel industry experts for the South of France.

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