Car Hire Bookings Up for 2012 Olympics Says Carrentals.co.uk
Website advises people heading to London Games to book early or risk missing out
Lightwater, Surrey (I-Newswire) April 24, 2012 - Carrentals.co.uk, the award-winning car hire website, has warned people travelling to the UK for this summer's Olympics to book car hire early as demand for rental vehicles surges. The website has see a spike in advance bookings with less than 100 days to go until the Games.
The new numbers from Carrentals.co.uk reveal that four times the people have booked rental cars between 20 July and 12 August this year compared with same period in 2011. 40% of bookings have been made for collection at Gatwick and Heathrow airports as people look to get into London as quickly and conveniently as possible.
The majority of people have booked their cars for July 20 and 21 ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th. Carrentals.co.uk says that the average duration of bookings is 10 to 12 days and that 50% of advance bookings made include pickups at Gatwick and Heathrow.
Carrentals.co.uk Managing Director, Gareth Robinson, commented: “There has been a marked increase in car hire bookings with the Olympics just 100 days away, it's well up on this time last year. Demand will continue to rise as the games get closer and there is sure to be some real pressure on the UK's public transport network."
“Train travel in the UK can be expensive and crowded, making it difficult for families and big groups. A hire car offers greater flexibility, letting people attend Olympic events around the country on their own time. However the smart move is to book well in advance to avoid disappointment or paying too much.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car rental comparison site, comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide.
Carrentals.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading car hire comparison website, and celebrated its 5th birthday as a comparator in February 2012. Last year, the company achieved record sales, despite the challenging economic climate.
Searching up to 50 different car hire suppliers, including Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos and Sixt, Carrentals.co.uk provides an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations worldwide.
Customers can also book with Carrentals.co.uk through the Android and iPhone mobile apps launched in 2011 and also through the comparator’s Facebook page.
To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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