Breaking Travel News Warns UK skiers to book car hire early Warns UK skiers to book car hire early

Car hire website sees high spike for car rentals in Bulgaria plus traditional resorts of France Italy and Austria.

UK skiers making for the pistes of Europe this winter are advised to book their car hire early to avoid disappointment - so says car hire comparison website The website, which is home to deals for saving on car hire in 12,000 locations, has seen a recent rush on demand for car hire in many ski resorts around the continent.

The perennially popular ski resorts in France, Italy and Austria are seeing their traditionally high levels of demand for rental cars, but this year has seen a rapid rise in the number of people hiring cars in Bulgaria for ski trips. Affordable ski resorts like Bansko have helped drive a spike in car hire bookings of 50% compared to a year ago, with collections from Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport.

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for, says: “Bulgaria certainly seems to be the popular choice this year for ski fans who need to make more of a budget. We’ve experienced a real leap in bookings there as the heavy snows have kicked in throughout Europe.”

Brits taking to the pistes while watching their budgets have used the latest cheap offers to rent a car in Bulgaria and also booked budget air fares to enjoy a more affordable ski holiday this winter. is able to offer rentals at Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport from just £6 per day*.


Briony Fairbairn concluded: “We do advise people to be smart and book their car hire well before travelling to avoid missing out. Advance booking is the way to getting the best value deals, the biggest choice and also access to all-important add-ons like snow chains and winter tyres.”

Current ski deals include rental from £6* per day at Sofia Airport; from £17* per day at Milan Malpensa Airport; from £27* per day at Salzburg Airport and from £23* per day at Geneva Airport.

*Prices are based on seven-day rental from 9 January 2012 and are subject to change
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