With 100 days until the Games, leading online comparator tells sports fans to plan trips well ahead
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20 APRIL 2012 – Award-winning car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has advised people travelling to this year's Olympics in London to book car hire in advance to avoid disappointment or risk missing out. The latest statistics reveal a sharp rise in bookings for car hire around the 2012 Olympic Games.
The latest numbers show that four times as many people have reserved UK car hire between 20 July and 12 August 2012 compared with the same period last year, demonstrating a demand for car hire around the Olympics. 40% of people will collect their rental car from one of Gatwick or Heathrow airports to give themselves easy access to London for Games' events.
July 20 and 21 are the most popular dates as people look to take part in the fun around the opening ceremony on July 27. Carrentals.co.uk reveals that people have booked their rental cars for an average of 10 to 12 days around this time, with half the bookings to be collected at Gatwick or Heathrow.
Carrentals.co.uk Managing Director, Gareth Robinson, commented: “There's a definite spike in rental deals around the Olympics compared to the same time a year ago - as we see this increasing as the games get closer. Demand for rental cars will be greater than usual this summer as millions head for the UK and the Olympics - and the challenges faced by the UK’s public transport are certainly a factor."
“Train tickets are pricey and will be pretty booked up - not good for families and big groups. Having a car gives you more flexibility and allows you to attend events in London and elsewhere in the country. Booking ahead is the key to getting good value and plenty of choice.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car rental 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.
Carrentals.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading car hire comparison website, and celebrated its 5th birthday as a comparator in February 2012. Last year, the company achieved record sales, despite the challenging economic climate.
Searching up to 50 different car hire suppliers, including Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos and Sixt, Carrentals.co.uk provides an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations worldwide.
Customers can also book with Carrentals.co.uk through the Android and iPhone mobile apps launched in 2011 and also through the comparator’s Facebook page.
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