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USA now more expensive for UK travellers

Prices for UK travellers visiting the USA have gone up 34% in the last two years due to the exchange rate according to iCarhireinsurance.com, provider of low-cost comprehensive car hire insurance.

A guide to hassle-free car hire

The fast-approaching summer holiday season is the busiest period of the year for car rental companies, who will be operating at full capacity right across Europe.

Ryanair and Hertz launch ‘Effortless’ car rental

Ryanair and Hertz launch ‘Effortless’ car rental

Ryanair and Hertz have launched ‘Effortless’ car rental to allow consumers to book a flight and hire a car at the same time. The new system will make it even easier to match Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fare with Hertz’s Best Rate Guarantee, which is exclusive to Ryanair passengers.

Brits heading for motoring disasters abroad

Brits are heading for a summer of fines, arrests and accidents in Europe as they fail to comply with the rules and regulations of driving abroad suggests new research from AXA Insurance.

Neighbour-to-neighbour car rental service launches in London

WhipCar, the world’s first neighbour-to-neighbour car rental service, has today announced that it is coming to the streets of London. For the first time, private car owners can rent out their cars for money to safe, eligible drivers looking for a close, convenient and affordable way to rent them.

Car rental company offers solution to stranded air passengers

Green Motion Car Rental, in response to the Scandinavian volcano eruption crisis, is offering an innovative solution to assist airline customers trapped here in the United Kingdom trying to return to mainland Europe and those trapped in Europe trying to get back to the United Kingdom.

Overlanding Down Under

Overlanding is by far the best way to see Australia and New Zealand, according to Australasia expert, Austravel.

Europcar orders its first 500 electric Renault Z.E.

Europcar orders its first 500 electric Renault Z.E.

Following on from the Memorandum of Understanding on electric vehicles signed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show last September, Europcar and Renault have taken the next step, with Europcar pre-ordering 500 Renault electric vehicles for delivery in Europe’s largest cities from the third quarter of 2011.

Book ahead to reduce car rental stress

Customers requiring a rental car during the busy Easter and Summer Holiday periods need to book in advance if they want to avoid disappointment, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has warned.

Hertz and Nissan to provide electric car rentals

Hertz and Nissan to provide electric car rentals

Hertz has announced it has entered a joint commitment with Nissan to bring zero-emission mobility to car rental in the US and Europe by early 2011. Under the terms of their Memorandum of Understanding, Hertz will develop a program for the roll-out of Nissan LEAF at select rental sites in those two major markets.

easyBus airport transfers offer online savings

easyBus airport transfers offer online savings

Have you got your cheap summer flights sorted or planning on snapping up a flight bargain soon? Well, make sure you don't waste your money getting to and from the airport.

Choosing breakdown cover

Will Thomas, head of motor at Confused.com, says: "Hoping for the best in extreme weather conditions like this is a highway to nowhere for anyone who needs the use of a vehicle.

Sixt awarded Car Rental Partner of the Year

Sixt rent a car has been named Car Rental Partner of the Year by Manchester Airport. The accolade was presented to the company as part of the airport’s first Retailer of the Year awards.

How to drive safely in the snow

How to drive safely in the snow

It is looking more and more likely that some of us will be having a white Christmas. If you’re Father Christmas travelling everywhere by sleigh, it’s not too much of a problem, however it’s much tougher for those of us who are braving the roads on four wheels.

Brits fall behind on green motoring

Whilst the UK has become a nation of keen recyclers, Government campaigns and developments from motor manufacturers have failed to make as much impact when it comes to the environment and motoring.