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Icelands Volcanic Ash Makes Life Tough for Car Hire Customers

Posted 20th April 2010.

16 April 2010 With UK flights remaining grounded on account of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, lots of tourists who have booked cars are finding themselves unable to pick up their rental cars at agreed times, leaving people stuck without a way of getting to their holiday destination.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentlas.co.uk, comments: Nobody yet knows when flight schedules are going to return to normal again, so there is a knock-on effect which is disrupting the plans of no end of travellers with car hire bookings.

Our staff have already fielded a lot of calls relating to the ash situation from people who couldnt pick up their cars and get to their reports. Our advice is to get in touch with individual car hire suppliers to see what their policy is on cancellations or delayed pick ups.

With no guarantee in place on when the grounding of planes will end, tourists and car hire companies are going to see further disruption in the coming days.

Dinesh Kanji, Business Development Manager of Auto Europe UK, comments: Many people have already reported being affected by grounded flights, so to help people with this problem we are offering favourable rates on extended car rental deals where we can. Were also offering further information on our freephone hotline which people can call 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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