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UK passport and euro money

A new Opinium survey has revealed ten ways that Brits make their holiday money go further - essential reading when holiday prices are estimated to be 10% up on last year*.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 13:28

Protecting your hire car at the beach

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Family driving a jeep on the beach

British summer time has officially begun and with the school holidays now in full swing, many of us will be looking forward to heading down to the beach; maybe for an opportunity to hit the local waves with your brand-new surfboard? Or you might be going abroad to a gorgeous Spanish beach with your new hire car. Whatever your reason, if you are hiring a car for your journey, it is worth knowing how you can protect it from the often, harsh coastal environment. Without the proper precautions, your hire car could be more susceptible to needless damage.

Searching for car hire on a tablet

Nearly three quarters (74%) of car hire drivers book directly with car hire companies, and 71% book only with a well-known brand that they ‘trust’, but they could be missing out on savings of around £170* on average, for a week’s car hire this summer, by not shopping around.

Travel map with money and compass

A 16-country study of car hire costs worldwide reveals that Turkey and the USA are the cheapest places to hire a car this summer, and Italy and Portugal are the most expensive.

Two dogs sticking heads out of car window

With the summer holidays approaching, many of us will be hitting the open road with our families and pets, ready to enjoy some much-needed sunshine somewhere nice (hopefully!) As we know, driving safely is a top priority during road trips and it is just as important to ensure your pets are safe and secure throughout your journey.

Holiday suitcase

Looking back over the past 30 to 40 years, it’s fair to say the must-take holiday staples have changed somewhat. Whereas once you wouldn’t have stepped foot on an airplane without your trusty Polaroid camera and a copy of Reader’s Digest, these days your camera is built into your mobile phone and you’ll probably spend most of the flight watching a film (or playing games on said mobile phone).

Monday, 11 June 2018 10:14

Top 5 scenic roads to hire a car for

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Driving on road to Nordkapp in Norway20.11/5

Europe is home to some truly spectacular landscapes. From immense, ice-capped mountain ranges to vast stretches of lush woodlands, each location brings a brand-new driving experience. As public transport can only take you so far, it’s time to get behind the wheel of your holiday rental car and explore the lands via these unforgettable scenic roads in Europe.

World Eleven team line-up

It’s that time again. That most glorious of times. As the Premier League ends, this year the World Cup begins – meaning the football season just got a whole lot better.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:39

Funny car hire stories

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Hire car in a ditch with police there to help

From distracting car rental staff to an amorous pigeon, these were our favourite car hire stories that you sent us. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:04

National BBQ Week competition 2018

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BBQ Week Competition