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Top Travel Trends and Failed Fads

14th October 2014


The way we travel is often subject to many things. From popular destinations to impressive tourist attractions, more often than not our holidays and travel plans are influenced by the latest trends. However, trends can go one of two ways! The latest new experience can erupt in the world of travel in a flash, then disappear instantly or evolve into something more influential. Here at Economy Car Hire, we have put together some of the most memorable travels trends and failed fads of the last year.

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4 Weird and Wonderful Reasons to Visit the Canaries

9th October 2014

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Best known for their popular beach resorts, the Canary Islands are often overlooked as adventure destinations. The gorgeous coastlines are no doubt one of the main attractions. Head inland and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you discover. With their volcanic origins, the Canaries are home to a wealth of natural wonders. The islands form a collection of exotic playgrounds begging to be explored. Take the opportunity to get a closer look at one of the 4 national parks in the Canary Islands. Let Economy Car Hire help you get up close and personal with volcanoes.

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Top 5 Things to do During October Half Term

7th October 2014

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October is a great time to relax in the last of the summer sun or embrace the crisp autumn weather and get outdoors on an activity break! Make the most of this October half term with Economy Car Hire’s top tips. Choose from fantastic holiday destinations and quick getaways, to sightseeing and outdoor activities.

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October 2014- Travel News Bulletin

6th October 2014

Blackpool Airport to close

Blackpool Airport is due to close on Wednesday 15th October 2014 following its last commercial flight. The airport has failed to make a profit for its owners, Balfour Beatty and the site has been for sale for some months. The local council has blamed the combination of a lack of new routes and a contract with Jet2 as the contributing factors to failure of the airport.

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Safari in South Africa- Take a Self-Drive Tour!

30th September 2014


South Africa is a popular tourist destination, and there are lots of amazing things to do. What seems to top everybody’s list though, is a safari. One of the most amazing experiences you can have is seeing the incredible array of African wildlife up close and personal.

There are many places you can go on safari in South Africa, but the largest by far is the Kruger National Park. Kruger National Park boasts the largest amount of large mammals in Africa. It is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts so make sure you keep your camera primed and ready for some incredible shots.

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The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ultimate Road Trip

25th September 2014

Ireland has such a multitude of incredible sights that is seems essential to hire a car in order to make the most of your time here. The 2500km Wild Atlantic Way starts from the Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster and extends the whole way down the west coast and across to Kinsale in Munster. The route has regular points of interest so you can start it at any point and drive for as long as you like, depending on the time you have available. There are too many highlights to mention each one individually, so check out our Economy Car Hire highlights from each of the regions that the route passes through!

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Top 4 Hand Luggage Do’s and Don’ts

23rd September 2014

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Packing can be an absolute nightmare, especially if you are restricting yourself to hand luggage only. Trying to organise the essentials in conjunction with the ever changing restrictions is more often than not a stressful experience that most people dread. However, Economy Car Hire is here to help. We’ve come up with an up-to-date list of what you can and can’t pack in your hand luggage.

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How Car Hire Saves You Money On Holiday

18th September 2014

What size car should I rent?

It is no secret that planning a self- catering holiday can save you money. As the saying goes, ‘it pays to do your research’. What most people don’t realise is that booking car hire can also save you money on the overall cost of your holiday! Sightseeing and day trips can be an expensive affair but with a hire car you can balance the price as well as ensure you get the exact trip you were looking for.  

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Paradise on Porquerolles!

16th September 2014


It’s safe to say that the south of France is an ideal destination for your summer holiday. Beautiful coastline, picturesque towns with plenty of character, delicious food and wine, and glorious weather! It is not surprising holidaymakers return year after year. However, even favourite destinations can become tedious.

That’s where we come in! Can you keep a secret?

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Captivating Castles and Picturesque Pubs

11th September 2014


Ireland is a land famous for fairies and leprechauns. Its folklore is without doubt a predominant part of its attraction. So, why not plan a tour of the sites that are home to the most cherished legends and epic tales. Mythical and humorous the Irish knack for storytelling will capture your imagination like no other! For a scenic drive with a difference make a circuit of Ireland’s most iconic castles! Stay in quaint rural towns and sample some original Irish hospitality.

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