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Icelandic Ash from Volcano Continues Giving Car Hire Customers Problems

Posted 20th April 2010.

16 April 2010 With flights in and out of the UK remaining upset by the Icelandic volcanic ash coming south, many people with hire car bookings are finding that they cannot pick up their cars or get to their resorts.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentlas.co.uk, says: With no sign yet of when flights will be getting back to normal, tourists and travellers are continuing to experience a knock-on effect from cancelled flights into their car hire bookings.

As such weve heard about many cancellations with travellers not able to get to resorts, and as a result were advising travellers whove reserved hire cars to contact their hire providers to find out about cancellation policies or delayed pick up details.

With no proper deadline in place for when flights might get back to usual and not be grounded, travellers with hire car bookings will see further hassle and disruption for the rest of the week.

Dinesh Kanji, Business Development Manager of Auto Europe UK, said: Many people have been in touch with us about the grounding of flights on account of the ash from Iceland, and to help them out as much as possible we are offering booking cancellations on hire bookings affected by the Icelandic volcanic ash. Were also assisting people who are trapped abroad by getting them a range of reduced rates on extended car hire where possible. For more information about this people should call us on 0800 358 1229.

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

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

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About Carrentals.co.uk

Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk

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