PORTLAND, Maine, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new survey conducted by Auto Europe, one of the car rental industry's first aggregators, reveal that over 40% of North Americans planning to visit Europe in the next 12 months do so as part of an annual trip. These results were gathered to learn more about the travel preferences of North Americans. The survey revealed that these travelers will most likely be accompanied by a family member in a group of 2 or 3.
The survey also provided insights into how European travelers select their destination. As illustrated in the graph, in over 50% of instances, travel destinations were selected because the traveler had "been there before." Of those planning to rent a car while abroad, 57% stated that they typically book their car rental reservation 2+ months in advance and do so because they want the best price and "want to feel relaxed leading up to their trip."
"We were not surprised to hear that so many of our customers are frequent travelers to Europe," said Imad Khalidi, Auto Europe's President & CEO. "Our expertise in the European market helps ensure our clients have a smooth rental experience, and we go to great lengths to ensure that we have the types of vehicles they are looking for even in peak travel months."
Read the full summary of survey results here.
About Auto Europe
With over 60 years of experience in the rental car industry, Auto Europe specializes in helping travelers find the best car rental rates in Europe and other popular destinations around the world. Auto Europe's deep understanding of the complexities of renting cars abroad paired with their knowledgeable team of rental specialists (available 24/7) allows Auto Europe to provide travelers with the highest quality service in the industry before, during and after their rental. To find the best rate on a car rental for your next trip abroad or to learn more about renting a car in Europe visit www.autoeurope.com.
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SOURCE Auto Europe