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Shrewsbury Travel Branch Collects Christmas Gifts For Women’s Aid Charity

Generous-spirited people have got behind a gift appeal in Shrewsbury to help women and children spending Christmas in a refuge.

The Midcounties Co-op Travel branch, cooptravel.co.uk, in the town centre has asked colleagues, customers, local businesses and the general public to donate new toiletries, toys and clothing for the appeal.

Around 50 gifts have already been donated at the branch in Pride Hill and the collection continues until 12 December.

Organiser Kate Walmsley, Senior Travel Advisor, said: “The gifts will be wrapped and presented to our charity partner Women’s Aid who will distribute them to refuges in the region. We would like to thank everyone who has given so far; we have been touched by their support.

“I’m sure it will lift the spirit of the families who receive the gifts this Christmas to know that the community at large is thinking of them.”

The Midcounties Co-op Travel, a locally owned and independent business, is part of community retailer The Midcounties Co-operative. Midcounties is supporting charity partner Women’s Aid, the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

Its businesses have been raising funds and awareness to support the charity’s work nationally and eleven local services that operate within its trading areas, including refuges at Shropshire, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Wyre Forest, Warwickshire, Wycombe, Oxfordshire, The Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire.

Colleagues are also giving their time to volunteering projects and getting involved in campaign work for Women’s Aid.

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Julian Clary vuelve a los escenarios londinenses

Para una fabulosa noche de lujo sin tener nada que ver con la realeza, James Bond ni nada formal en absoluto, hay que acercarse al Shepherds Bush Empireel 23 de noviembre que será cuando Julian Clary demostrará su conocida combinación de humor y anécdotas en su espectáculo.

Titulado “Julian Clary: Position Vacant, Apply Within”, en este espectáculo se presenta al cómico y presentador del concurso StickyMoments de Channel 4en busca de un marido. Seguro que venga lo que venga será una fuerte combinación de lo más lascivo, agudo y sublime que es lo que este favorito cómico reina del Reino Unido hace mejor: se acerca y se pone al mismo nivel del público.

Las entradas del viernes por la noche cuestan 20 libras y el espectáculo es en el Shepherd’s Bush Empire, uno de los principales establecimientos de actuaciones del Oeste de Londres con una amplia trayectoria en descubrir a nuevos talentos y a artistas ya establecidos.

Para quienes hagan el viaje especialmente para este espectáculo hay gran variedad de ideas en LondonTown.com, expertos en Londres, cuya amplia gama de ofertas de hoteles es incomparable.

Consulte en la web LondonTown.com los Londres Hoteles en Shepherds Bush o con fácil acceso a la línea de metro Central Line.En SimplyRooms& Suites Hotel en Kensington Olympia dispone de habitaciones dobles para el 23 de noviembre por 111 libras la noche gracias a un descuento del 36%.

También se puede aprovechar otra sensacional oferta de habitaciones dobles en elKensington West Hotel London, alrededor de 20 minutos desde el auditorio por tan solo 76 libras la noche.

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Ibiza is Perfect Winter Sun Family Destination, say Ritmo Cars

Ibiza may be dominated by party animals from May to September, but once the clubbers leave and the prices fall it evolves into the perfect winter-sun holiday destination for families, say Ritmo Cars.

Winter sun holidays are up this year after a rain-soaked summer and freezing winter. Ibiza and Spain in general are among the most popular destinations thanks to low prices and almost perpetual sunshine. According to the Post Office’s Holiday Costs Barometer 2012, Spain is the fourth cheapest short to mid-haul destination. Along with being the fourth best-priced region for a bundle of eight holiday necessities such as dinner for two, refreshments and postcards, it also offers some of the cheapest car hire rates in Europe.

Hiring a car in Ibiza is definitely worthwhile. Having access to four wheels means families can explore all regions of the island from the arid interior to the lush almost tropical north and historic Ibiza Town in the east. A great base during the winter months is San Antonio thanks to its plethora of resort hotels catering to the needs of families with children of all ages. However, the north and southern tip offer outstanding snorkelling, sea kayaking and sailing and the interior is a great place to hike and cycle.

Ibiza Town, just 15km from San Antonio, boasts a UNESCO World Heritage old town. Rising from the azure ocean is a network of narrow alleys, winding serpentine up to a hilltop fort and church. Steeped in history, this picture-perfect spot is great for a candle lit dinner or afternoon exploration.

Nothing in Ibiza is far away, however the public transport network is rather poor. A car makes the 35km journey from San Antonio to Portinax in the north or the 15km ride to Vista Alegre in the south a complete breeze.

You’ll find cheap car hire in Ibiza available through Ritmo Cars. It specialises in car hire in the Balearics and thus has some of the most competitive prices and best quality cars. It caters well to adventure-seeking families with its range of 4×4 vehicles and saloon cars and it has a depot at Ibiza airport enabling families to start exploring as soon as they get through arrivals.

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Carrentals.co.uk Advises Olympics Fans to Book Summer Car Hire Soon

Leading online car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has issued a warning to travellers heading to the UK for the Olympic Games this summer – book your car hire soon. The website has seen a steep rise in bookings for Olympics car hire recently and predicts that prices and availability will continue to be impacted.

Carrentals.co.uk reports that demand is up for car hire around the Olympic Games this summer, meaning that prices are rising too as supply shortens. As such the website has issued a warning to travellers – that they need to book their Olympics car hire as soon as possible. The site is currently home to deals such as car hire from London Gatwick Airport from only £14 per day.**

Carrentals.co.uk has more than 5 years’ experience in helping people compare all the best car hire deals around, from all the top names in the sector. As thousands of people prepare to head to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, Carrentals.co.uk can help them to get around on a budget – with deals such as car hire from just £16 per day from Heathrow Airport*.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented, “We always like to try and offer people the best advice on car hire ahead of major events, and for the Olympics this year advance booking is essential. Car hire prices and availability are both still very likely to change between now and the start of the Games.”

The Carrentals.co.uk service compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide. To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

*Price correct at time of writing for 1 week car hire from July 26th for rentals collected at Heathrow Airport.

**Price correct at time of writing 1 week car hire from July 26th for rentals collected at Gatwick Airport.

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Carrentals.co.uk Introduces New, Enhanced Website

Online car hire price comparison specialist Carrentals.co.uk has announced the launch of its latest website, which it has put together in consultation with customers and site users.

The online comparator, which helps travellers and tourists source cheap car hire from more than 50 top name suppliers, surveyed its users and worked customer feedback into the new site’s design and functionality.

The end result is a site which offers users simpler navigation through search results, better filtering functionality and a faster, cleaner user interface.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “It’s great to be able to announce the introduction of our latest website incarnation, and we’re pleased to have been able to engage our users in the process. Customers will now be able to find cheap car hire around the world more quickly and easily than ever.”

“Our users should enjoy the improved navigation and simpler, cleaner interface – and we think that this will help us to consolidate our place at the top end of the travel industry.”

Since launching in 2003 Carrentals.co.uk has grown to become one of the UK’s leading car hire comparison websites booking over 650,000 rentals to date and celebrated its 5th birthday as a comparator in February 2012.

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire to find the best available vehicle and price from up to 50 rental companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide.

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121Carhire.com Advises Olympics Fans to Book Car Hire Well in Advance

Leading car hire bookings website 121carhire.com has reported high demand for car hire with just 50 days until the Olympic Games.

The website has seen bookings spike around the Olympics recently – with nearly 50% of reservations made for the period between 20 July and 11 August.

Sports fans from overseas have also been booking car rental in big numbers – with 121Carhire.com reporting reservations from places including New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Michael Bond, spokesperson for 121carhire.com, says, “We’ve seen a big jump in demand for cars lately, and with just 50 days until the Olympics we advise early booking.”

“With people travelling into the UK from all over the world the way to ensuring great value and plenty of choice is to book well in advance of the Games this summer.”

121Carhire.com reports that the top 5 countries booking Olympic Games car hire between 20 July and 11 August are:

Top 5 Countries Booking Car Hire –

1. Great Britain
2. USA
3. The Netherlands
4. Italy
5. Switzerland

To check the latest offers and availability, visit www.121carhire.com.

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New Car Rental Offers from 121carhire.com Offer Summer Holiday Savings

121carhire.com – the dedicated car hire booking website – has this week announced a choice of new prices designed to help tourists rent a car for less on summer holidays this year. As many people get set to head to the beaches of Greece and Spain, the website is offering new savings with collections available at local airports.

The beaches and resorts of southern Spain remain a hugely popular draw with Brits, and 121carhire.com can this year help people stretch their holiday budgets thanks to new deals. UK tourists love the Mediterranean climate thanks to it offering guaranteed sunshine and great beaches, and travellers heading there can currently book car hire from only £9 per day*.

Tourists around the UK trust the 121carhire.com brand to help them save money on car hire wherever they may be travelling to. If people are planning family holidays on the beaches of the Greek Islands this year they can enjoy trips on a budget thanks to new Corfu Airport deals starting from just £16 per day**.

Michael Bond, spokesperson for 121carhire.com, commented: “At this time of year many people’s thoughts turn to getting away for a family holiday and some sunshine, and we can get them the best value possible car hire deals. By logging on to our site people can save money on car hire to get better value for money on any trips to Spain, the Greek Islands and more this year.”

To search for and book the best value summer car hire deals visit www.121carhire.com.

*Price correct for rental collected from Malaga Airport on June 13th, returned June 20th 2012, subject to change.

** Price correct for rental collected from Corfu Airport on June 13th, returned June 20th 2012, subject to change.

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Olympics Car Hire Advance Bookings on The Rise says Carrentals.co.uk

Award-winning car hire specialist Carrentals.co.uk has reported high demand for rental cars ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games – and has advised people to be smart and book ahead to get a value for money deal around the Games. The website has seen a bump in the number of people booking advance car hire deals as they head to the London Olympics.

The statistics issued by Carrentals.co.uk demonstrate that up to four times as many people have reserved rental cars for the days between 20 July and 12 August this year in comparison with one year ago. 40% will be picked up from London’s Gatwick or Heathrow airport.

Most vehicles have been reserved for July 20 and 21 2012, ahead of the Olympic Games opening ceremony on July 27th. Carrentals.co.uk reports that around the Olympics the bulk of people are booking cars for 10 to 12 days, with half of bookings made registered for collection at Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Carrentals.co.uk Managing Director, Gareth Robinson, says: “We’re definitely seeing more and more bookings ahead of this year’s Olympic Games in comparison with twelve months ago. This should go on rising too we think, with people needing to know that the various public transport resources will be under strain this summer.”

“Tickets to travel by train in the UK are pricey and there will be high demand for them, making getting around in big groups or with families quite difficult. Renting a car lets people travel at their own pace and enjoy events around the UK, not just in the capital.”

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.

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Comparecarhire.co.uk Sources New French Car Hire Deals to Help Brits Save for Spring

Car hire comparison site CompareCarHire.co.uk has this week sourced new deals designed to help people holidaying in France for spring save money on their car hire needs. The site has put together new offers which let users compare car hire from over 40 top providers to help get Brits the best possible value in Paris or Nice this year.

All the most famous car hire providers are reviewed to offer deals on the CompareCarHire.co.uk website, meaning site users can enjoy the best value offers from all over the web. Holidaymakers can compare the latest Paris deals for a romantic long weekend – deals presently start as low as £16 per day*.

The French Riviera is a great place to enjoy a drive around in a rental car, and the region’s public transport is somewhat limited and expensive. Picking up a rental car on arrival at Nice Airport allows the holidaymaker to start their trip immediately and head off under their own steam. CompareCarHire.co.uk is currently offering great value deals from just £16 per day**.

Andy Hemmington, spokesperson for Comparecarhire.co.uk, commented: “We’re pleased to help people save money on renting a car in France this spring, as we know that most people are still working to very tight budgets. We update deals on our site at all times to give our users regular access to the very latest and best value deals.”

CompareCarHire.co.uk is one of the leading car hire comparison websites in the UK, allowing users to compare car hire prices for over 40 suppliers in 15,000 locations worldwide including Spain, Portugal, the USA and Greece, with pick up locations at all local airports and city centres.

To check the latest deals visit www.comparecarhire.co.uk.

*Price correct for rental collected from Paris CDG Airport on April 27th, returned April 30th 2012, subject to change.
**Price correct for rental collected from Nice Airport on April 27th, returned April 30th 2012, subject to change.

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New eRentals.co.uk Deals Help Tourists Enjoy Cheap South Africa Car Hire This Spring

A family holiday exploring and enjoying the sights and scenery of South Africa can be done on a budget this spring thanks to new cheap car hire offers introduced on specialist website eRentals.co.uk. Travellers can look forward to getting out and about around places like Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town without spending a fortune this year.

Being in the same time zone as the UK has helped to make South Africa a very popular destination with tourists from Britain, and people who want to get the most for their money while there can save with eRentals.co.uk. Car hire for a week or more need not cost the earth this spring thanks to the website offering bargain deals from all the top providers.

Many tourists choose to book a flight into Johannesburg and use the city as a base to see the sights and nearby tourist attractions. Renting a car gives the traveller the freedom to see the area under their own steam, and this spring eRentals.co.uk has new Johannesburg deals available starting as low as £14 per day.*

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for eRentals.co.uk, commented: “Our site users trust us to get them the very best value rental deals around, and this spring we can help people explore South Africa without spending the earth. We’re delighted to help people save money on holidays in places like Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town this year.”

To compare the best car hire deals visit www.erentals.co.uk.

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Easyjet And Booking.com Announce New Hotel Agreement

From April 2012, the deal will make more than 200,000 properties worldwide, available for easyJet customers to book. With over 120,000 properties in popular easyJet destinations like PragueCroatia and Seville, customers will be able to access Booking.com’s accommodation service via a bespoke and innovative reservation tool from the easyJet website.

Catherine Lynn, easyJet Customer and Revenue Director commented:

“We are really pleased to announce our collaboration with Booking.com. It will enable our customers to choose from a wider range of Europe ‘s leading hotels, with greater flexibility and at guaranteed, best-available prices.

“Both easyJet and Booking.com believe in the importance of providing customers with value for money and a service that’s easy and convenient and this agreement delivers exactly that. We are sure it will be popular with our customers.”

The deal brings enhanced booking options such as ‘Pay after you Stay’ and gives customers looking for that ideal hotel hideaway, the lowest prices backed up by a Best Price Guarantee. It also offers them the flexibility to book a hotel online immediately after they make their flight booking or any time prior to their flight departure – even on the same day as their actual flight.

Paul Hennessy, Booking.com’s Chief Marketing Officer commented:

“We’re delighted to be working with easyJet. Booking.com will make it easier and more engaging, for easyJet customers to get the best hotel prices on hundreds of thousands of hotels and accommodation worldwide.”

About easyJet:
easyJet operates Europe’s No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europe ‘s 50 largest airports.

easyJet flies on more than 600 routes between 131 airports in 29 countries, most recently adding flights to Reykjavik to their European schedule. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.

About Booking.com
With 15 years of experience and over 3500 dedicated employees in 70 offices worldwide, Booking.com is the world’s leading online hotel reservation company. Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com™, attracting over 30 million unique visitors each month via the Internet from both leisure and business markets worldwide.

Established in 1996, Booking.com guarantees the best prices for any type of property, ranging from small independents to five star luxury. The Booking.com website is available in 41 languages and offers over 205,044 hotels in 165 countries.

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Travellers Autobarn Enters Rental Alliance With Escape Campervans In USA

The USA is a highly desirable campervan holiday destination for many travellers, however the age requirements, large campervan sizes and high rental prices of most US campervan companies have often prevented the budget traveler and younger clientele from enjoying the benefits of campervan hire as a US travel option.

Travellers Autobarn identified the US as a potential niche for market expansion some time ago, and had been investigating different entry strategies, but have now selected Escape Campervans US as their ideal partner. Escape Rentals New Zealand launched Escape Campervans US in 2009 but had been struggling to create high volume bookings due to a lack of market clout, which will be enhanced by the alliance with Travellers Autobarn.

Peter Burke, owner of Travellers Autobarn, enthused: “It is absolutely amazing how quickly we have pulled this off. The demand was extremely high and we had to come up with a quick strategy to stay competitive in the global campervan hire market. Escape Campers US has the right experience in the US market, which is very different to the Australia & New Zealand market, and the partnership will allow us to use the expertise of both companies to present this market through all channels.”

The partnership is opening its doors to its clientele via three US locations – Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas – and will be initially offering a 3-berth campervan model that will suit the classic backpacker and budget traveler in both size and price.

A soft launch strategy has been put into place over the initial 12 months to be followed by a high expansion and marketing strategy in one years time.

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Carrentals.co.uk ‘Book & Donate’ Day Raises in Excess of £5K for StreetSmart

The latest ‘Book & Donate’ day – where car hire comparison website Carrentals.co.uk donates money to leading UK homeless charity StreetSmart – has helped to raise over £5000 for the leading charity. Carrentals.co.uk customers have contributed to raising a grand total of £5,662 to help Streetsmart fund education, training, health and housing projects for over 90 homeless charities in 19 UK cities.

In addition to the fundraising ‘Book & Donate’ day Carrentals.co.uk hosted a pre-Christmas fundraising drive named the ‘12 days of Christmas’. This campaign raised £700 prize money for Streetsmart, which when added to the ‘Book & Donate’ total of £2,131 – and matched by the UK government – contributed to a total Streetsmart donation of £5,662.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “We’re both pleased and proud at home this campaign has turned out, and we’re delighted to help StreetSmart out in performing its very valuable work.”

“Between the recent ‘Book & Donate’ day and our 12 Days of Christmas campaign we raised a great amount – which was then supported by the UK government – to give Streetsmart a great total. We extend our thanks to all our customers for helping raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”

StreetSmart runs charity drives every November and December and works in partnership with leading UK restaurants including Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Each restaurant adds one pound to bill totals to generate additional funds for StreetSmart’s great work.

Glenn Pougnet, Director of StreetSmart, commented: “It is great to hear that Carrentals.co.uk has made such a fine amount through its Book & Donate day. We look forward to receiving such a great amount of money which can contribute towards the projects we run in support of the country’s homeless.”

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 including Spain, Portugal and Greece. Deals on show at present for summer include Majorca car hire plus great deals in the likes of Faro and Crete.

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Latest Cheap Comparecarhire.co.uk Prices Offer Savings on Orlando Car Hire for Spring

Comparecarhire.co.uk, the website which helps travellers source cheap rental deals from over 40 leading suppliers, has this week introduced new deals on its site to get families great value for money in Florida. The specialist comparator is now home to new cheap car hire deals at both Sanford and Orlando airports.

Tourists and travellers use the Comparecarhire.co.uk service to save money at dozens of leading name providers. The Comparecarhire.co.uk website is the place to go this spring to compare the very latest car hire Orlando prices from which they can source the perfect rental car at the right price for their spring holiday.

Florida offers tourists some of most fun places to drive to in all of the USA, with a family holiday in Orlando including trips to places like Universal Studios, Disney World and many other tourist attractions. The new choice of Comparecarhire.co.uk Sanford Airport deals are perfect for helping families get more rental car for their money when holidaying in Orlando this spring.

Andy Hemmington, spokesperson for Comparecarhire.co.uk, comments: “UK families do love a trip to Orlando, but we appreciate that Mums and Dads are still working to restricted budgets. Thanks to the new deals we have sourced and made available this week people can enjoy great value rentals from Orlando and Sanford Airport this spring.”

Comparecarhire.co.uk is one of the leading car hire comparison websites in the UK, allowing users to compare car hire prices for over 40 suppliers in 15,000 locations worldwide including Spain, Portugal, the USA and Greece, with pick up locations at all local airports and city centres.

To check the latest deals visit www.comparecarhire.co.uk.

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New Cheap Edinburgh Car Hire Deals for Easter Announced by eRentals.co.uk

eRentals.co.uk, the website which helps people save on car hire in more than 12,000 places around the world, has this week sourced new deals to help tourists enjoy better value for money trips to Scotland this Easter. The website has published new offers to help people rent a car at a budget price in Edinburgh and other Scottish destinations.

Edinburgh is one of the most popular places to enjoy a long Easter weekend away, and offers a great mix of history, culture and scenery. As the weather warms up ahead of Easter anyone planning a weekend away can log on to eRentals.co.uk and choose from new Edinburgh car hire deals to save themselves money, with deals on show from just £26 per day*.

Another popular thing to do over Easter is to book a cheap flight into Edinburgh, collect a rental car on arrival at the airport and head off up into the Highlands. By logging on to eRentals.co.uk before travelling tourists can have their car waiting for them when they land – the latest car hire Scotland deals available on eRentals.co.uk offer great value from the sector’s leading name suppliers.

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for eRentals.co.uk, comments: “Scotland is particularly popular with tourists over the long Easter weekend, and many tourists choose to head there to enjoy a break. The latest deals we have available online are ideal for helping people to get the most for their budget when heading into Edinburgh, the Highlands or elsewhere.”

To compare the best car hire deals visit www.erentals.co.uk.

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Travellers Autobarn Launches Family Friendly Hi5 Campervan In Australia

With an increasing demand for larger vehicles, Travellers Autobarn has been looking for a solution to accommodate large groups or families who would like to travel together in a single campervan. The Hi5 Camper not only allows groups of up to 4 or 5 people to drive in one vehicle, it is also the ideal vehicle for families with children. It will be the first campervan in the fleet that will legally allow customers to take their infants on board from the age of 6 months onwards.

Peter Burke, owner of Travellers Autobarn, stated “The Hi5 Camper was the logical step for us. The demand for campervans from large groups and families has been very high over the last few years and it seems to be one of the few classes where supply doesn’t meet the demand.”

The Hi5 Campers will be the first Travellers Autobarn campervans with automatic transmission, which will be a bonus for those clients unfamiliar with manual gears. The Hi5 Camper is also much larger compared to the 3 berth campervan models, with an internal height of over two meters, allowing taller clientele to stand up comfortably.

The new campervans will also be affordable for families and groups on a budget. For 90% of the year they will be just 20% more than the 3 berth models; and with 4 or 5 travellers, this translates to significant savings in terms of the overall cost of campervan hire.

Travellers Autobarn plan an initial launch of 25 Hi5 Campers, with plans to launch a further 20 over the next twelve months.

About Travellers Autobarn: Travellers Autobarn has been a ‘one stop shop’ for backpacker and budget travellers in the Australian campervan rental market since 1993. Travellers Autobarn offers a range of campervans, cars and stationwagons for hire and sale, with their famous buyback guarantee, at six locations around Australia; Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and Perth.

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Keep the Kids Entertained on Easter Car Trips with Carrentals.co.uk Handy Hints

At Easter many families head off on holidays by car and this year award-winning car hire comparison site Carrentals.co.uk has issued a list of handy tips to help parents make car rides more tolerable.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “We all know that taking kids on long car journeys can be a bit of a hassle if they get bored. With the new tips we have issued parents can give themselves the best chance of enjoying a fun journey on which the kids will enjoy themselves too.”

Top Tips from Carrentals.co.uk

Plan Ahead – Writing down all the things you need to do and take makes life easier. Prepare well and make sure you have things like kids’ car seats, in car entertainment and first aid kits all ready to go and don’t leave them all until the last minute.

Timing is Everything – The time you set out can have a big impact on the enjoyment of your journey. Hitting the road very early in the morning means that the kids can sleep a couple of hours on the way and you can then get them changed into fresh clothes at a breakfast stop.

Pit-stops – Another fun way to keep the kids entertained is to plan your toilet and leg-stretching breaks at places of interest along your route.

Entertainment – The best way to keep kids quiet in the car. Portable DVD players, games consoles, mp3 players, e-book readers and other items are invaluable while traditional in-car games like I Spy and the Licence Plate Game can also be fun.

Snacks – Make sure you have stocked up on plenty of snacks and drinks ahead of hitting the road.

Think Outside of the Box – Another handy hint for keeping the kids busy is to kit them out with a disposable camera which they can use to make a picture scrapbook of the holiday.

Follow the route – For slightly older children, one fun way to stay entertained on a journey is to follow the route on a map with a highlighter pen.

Carrentals.co.uk compares hire car deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 15,000 locations worldwide. Popular destinations include Spain, Portugal and France, with car hire Lanzarote deals available and car hire Lanzarote airport collections also on show.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Top UK Staycation Places Revealed by Leading Website Comparecarhire.co.uk

According to leading car hire comparison website Comparecarhire.co.uk, Brits are booking staycations in their thousands for this coming May’s bank holiday weekend. With that in mind the website is advising tourists on the most popular places to stay in the UK ahead of that holiday.

Andy Hemmington, spokesperson for Comparecarhire.co.uk, comments: “We have seen a spike in bookings for UK destinations around the May Day holiday this year, with many more people searching for rentals in places throughout the British Isles.”

“We appreciate only too well that families are watching budgets still, but at the same time they also need a break and a bit of a getaway. Staycationing in the UK is one handy way to make the most of your money, and camping or booking a B&B in Cornwall or Scotland can work out as a decent value trip away.”

The Comparecarhire.co.uk Top 5 UK Staycation Destinations –

1. Cornwall
2. Wales
3. Lake District
4. Scottish Highlands
5. Devon

Available on Comparecarhire.co.uk right now are deals like four days’ car hire from Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May 2012 from £10* per day in Newquay, from £11* per day in Cardiff and from £17* per day in Inverness.

Andy Hemmington went on: “There are clearly going to be many more Brits taking staycations this May bank holiday, rather than travelling away overseas. As such our advice to people is to be organised and book a rental deal well in advance to get the best value and plenty of choice.”

Comparecarhire.co.uk is one of the leading car hire comparison websites in the UK, helping users compare car hire deals from over 40 suppliers in 15,000 locations worldwide. Destinations include the UK, Spain and Portugal, with pick up locations for car hire Faro deals and car hire Tenerife bookings.

To view and compare all the latest deals visit www.comparecarhire.co.uk.

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Carrentals.co.uk Warns of Potential Car Hire Shortage in Spain This Summer

British holidaymakers are urged to book car hire early for this summer due to an expected shortage of vehicles in key locations across Spain this summer.

The warning comes from leading car hire comparison website Carrentals.co.uk, which says that the possible closure of a top company will have a negative impact on car availability in Spain for the summer. This is likely to result in increased prices and a lack of availability over the peak summer months.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “The key to getting choice and availability – plus good value – is to book your rental well in advance of travelling.

“We are in a strong position in that we compare up to 50 rental companies on our site, meaning that if one supplier doesn’t have availability the chances are that one of our smaller suppliers will. We cannot stress enough the importance of booking early if you are looking to rent a car for a trip to Spain this coming summer.”

The Carrentals.co.uk site can let users compare car hire to find a week’s car hire in Malaga currently starts from just £17* a day, with prices from £18* a day in Alicante, from £19* a day in Palma and from £21* a day in Ibiza.

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 15,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Brits Taking Late Ski Breaks Offered Car Hire from Just £20* a Day with eRentals.co.uk

Tourists are taking advantage of heavy recent snows on the slopes of Europe and North America and heading away for late ski breaks this year. To help people get more for their money leading online car hire specialist eRentals.co.uk has rental deals from just £20* a day available.

The leading car rental website is this week offering ski fans cheap rental deals around the world, with deals to be had from £20* a day from Salzburg and Innsbruck Airports, £21* a day in Aspen, £23* a day from Banff Airport and £21* a day in Salt Lake City.

Briony Fairbairn, spokesperson for eRentals.co.uk, says: “The great recent snow levels in popular ski destinations throughout Europe and North America are seeing many Brits book themselves late ski trips this year.”

“We recommend that anyone heading for the slopes have a look at the weather and ski conditions before they travel to know what they are in for on arrival.”

“We’re also advising people who are making for the slopes to plan ahead and book things like winter tyres and snow chains well in advance. Some ski fans don’t do this and are then disappointed when they arrive to find none in stock at their rental provider’s office.”

eRentals.co.uk Top Ski Destinations –

1. Aspen
2. Banff
3. Salt Lake City
4. Salzburg
5. Innsbruck

To compare the latest ski deals visit www.erentals.co.uk *Prices are based on seven-day rental from 12 March 2012 and are subject to change.

eRentals.co.uk is a specialist car hire company, providing car rental in over 12,000 locations around the World. Committed to finding its customers the best prices, eRentals.co.uk offers a quick and easy search of the latest offers, including car hire Portugal deals and pick up locations for Madeira car hire.

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