Carrentals.co.uk says Prices for Summer Car Rentals are up in Comparison to Last Year
08/19/2010

4 August 2010 – The leading price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has conducted some research into the price of car hire in 2010 compared to 2009 and the findings show that the prices have gone up by 30%.

Online PR News – 19-August-2010 – – 4 August 2010 – The leading price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has conducted some research into the price of car hire in 2010 compared to 2009 and the findings show that the prices have gone up by 30%.

Countries that were looked at include Madeira and Portugal, USA, Ireland, UK, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy and Spain. The figures were based on the price of a rental car in August for booking made between March and May in both years and Portugal car hire is one of the best value for money.

Cheap car hire can be had in Greece as the country reports a 7% decrease – the only country that has not increased its prices. Turkey is the hardest hit at 76% increases while the USA and Croatia report 48% and 46% increases.

Gareth Robinson is the Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk and he said the following about the price hikes: “Many of the most popular destinations in the world have seen the prices for car hire go up and this is mainly down to a low supply rate due to the global economic crisis that hit many businesses hard. Replacing cars has been hard for many and expanding has been virtually non-existent.

France car hire has gone up by 37% but Spain even more at 40% making the average price now £33.19 per day. Prices in eth UK went up by 8% but the country remains one of the most expensive places to hire a car.

Gareth went on to offer some good advice to those seeking car hire: “Book early to ensure you get the best choice of vehicles as well as the best prices as our research showed that bookings made in March compared to May of this year and last year saved people hundreds of pounds.”

Madeira offers a good daily rental rate at under £28 per day while Greece is the only place to claim a decrease in prices.
Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.
*All figures are based on average daily rental prices for bookings made between March and May for August 2009 and 2010, respectively. The bookings analysed account for a 30% sample of all bookings made via Carrentals.co.uk during these periods.

About 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 9,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, 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. To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk

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