LONDON, October 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading Comparator Advises Families on the Best Deals for Car Hire During the October Half Term
Families looking to take a break over the October half term can still get car hire for £6 a day, according to the UK's leading comparison site Carrentals.co.uk.
The company says that despite a strong increase in demand for locations such as the USA, Turkey, Cyprus and France for the half term break, bookings for destinations such as Spain and Switzerland have been slower, resulting in lower priced car hire.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: "October half term is always a popular time for a break, with the chance to get some late sun. While many people are having to be more careful with their finances, there are some great deals available in locations such as Spain - not just on car hire, but on flights and accommodation too.
"We recommend customers shop around and take the time to compare prices to get the best deal possible. Half term does get busy, so we'd also suggest any customers travelling at this time book their car hire as soon as possible to secure a wider choice of vehicles and the lowest prices.
"If there are no cars available at a specified location, for example at an airport, it is worth looking for downtown destinations as often the demand will not be quite as high and customers will have a wider choice."
A week's half term car hire at Malaga Airport starts from £6* per day; at Orlando Airport from £14* per day; from £16* per day for car hire at Bodrum Airport; and from £17* per day at Paphos Airport.
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading hire car 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 including car hire in Turkey, Spain and Cyprus. To compare the latest prices visit http://www.carrentals.co.uk.
*Prices based on a one week rental from 24 October 2011 and are subject to change.
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 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site 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, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit http://www.carrentals.co.uk