OctopusTravel.com adds car hire

14th Feb 2006

OctopusTravel.com is adding car rental to the range of travel options available on its website.
This will enable agents will able to search for and book cars in more than 3,000 locations and 55 countries worldwide.

A simple step by step booking process gives agents the choice of three different car categories: budget, standard and special. Detailed images of the cars and vehicle information are displayed within the search results, giving instant access to information on the types of car that are available.

Louise Turner, OctopusTravel.com national sales manager, commented: “Instead of listing several different rental companies, agents simply select a date and location from more than 3,000 cities and airports worldwide and nominate the type of car. The site then searches its inventory and presents the most competitively priced vehicles available,” Turner said. “To make bookings even easier, car rental can be added to the shopping basket alongside hotels, sightseeing, tours and transfers with agents able to settle all transactions in one single payment.”

Additional features include: A printable voucher provides a detailed breakdown of costs including insurance, fuel charges, additional driver fees; One way national and international trips and additional equipment such as car seats can be all be requested and booked on-line; 
For rentals starting at airports, OctopusTravel.com will automatically shop around for the best rate and provide information on where to go to collect the car; Driving tips for the country of rental; No cancellation charges right up to start date of service.


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