reports Brits booking car hire early to avoid Xmas disappointment

27th Nov 2011 reports Brits booking car hire early to avoid Xmas disappointment

Christmas will soon be here and online car hire specialist reports that Brits are booking rentals early to be sure they don’t miss out. The website has seen a rise of 38% in advance bookings ahead of the festive period.

The website says that many travellers from the UK tend to see car hire as a late extra, or even something to be booked on arrival. However this year the site says travellers are planning ahead better to ensure they get the right car and additional extras that they want for their trip.

This year’s favourite places for collecting car hire according to are Geneva, Heathrow Airport, Lisbon, Faro and Manchester Airport, as people head away to visit friends and family for the festive period.

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for, commented: “Many people often wait until closer to Christmas before booking hire for a trip, but this year our site has seen increased traffic far earlier as people get more organised.”

“Busy times like Christmas see increased demand for cars such as 4x4s or SUVs and also for items like child seats which are considered optional extras. To be sure of getting the choice of these requires advance booking - something Brits certainly seem to have caught onto this year. It does mean that they have a smoother all-round travel and car hire experience.”

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