Car hire comparison website sees summer sales blowout by around a third
Online PR News – 19-October-2009 – – 7 October 2009 – Car hire comparator website Carrentals.co.uk is in the middle of a 38% boom in the peak season reservations, (1 June – 31st August), and a further 72% blowout in revenue, despite some troublesome economic conditions.
The company, which compares vehicle rental deals from several dozen rental retailers including Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, says the biggest blowouts were seen in a number of European holiday spots including Glasgow, Cagliari, Gerona, and Valencia airports.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of http://www.Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Despite concerns over the tourism market at the start of the year, our strategy has seen our sales performance outstrip targets across the board. All of our target holiday spots have delivered booking volumes significantly up on prior results, showing the demand that still exists in the market.”
http://www.Carrentals.co.uk, a previous award recipient at the Travolution Awards, and nominated for more in 2009, has continued to grow substantially since it re-launched as a comparator website in 2007. It has achieved consistent growth in profits year to year over the past twenty four months, and is tracking for a better financial result this year.
Gareth adds: “I believe that our carefully-managed expansion plans, coupled with a dedicated and experienced team behind us is now showing real bottom-line benefits, and I am very encouraged by the upwards revision of our year end forecasts.”
http://www.Carrentals.co.uk’s top rental holiday spots for summer 2009 include Faro, Majorca, Malaga, London, Alicante, Barcelona and Dublin.
“The site is successful because it works for both suppliers and customers,” adds Gareth. “Suppliers know they are getting a fair deal because of its cost-per–acquisition (CPA) approach, meaning they only pay for an actual booking, while customers have grown to trust us for the low prices and range of rental retailers we offer.
“The travel market is very competitive, meaning retailers will only be successful if they offer an easy to use, effective and price sensitive service. We’re proud of the results we’ve achieved, but we know there’s still a lot more potential in the market so the coming year will be focused on building our service further and looking at new sectors where our approach can have an impact.”
To compare the latest vehicle rental deals and for more information visit http://www.carrentals.co.uk/.
Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and has grown to become one of the UK's leading online car hire retailers.
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 35 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 holiday spots.
Car Hire Suppliers searched include Budget, EasyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk technology 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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