Economy Car Hire Blog

Done Hobbiton? Dig Your Own Hot Tub!

18th December 2014

kawhia beach

Despite New Zealand’s small size, it is jam packed with incredible sights and natural wonders. You can barely drive a few miles without the landscape changing dramatically and transforming into something even more breath-taking.

Kawhia is a small coastal village located on the west coast of the North Island, just a few hours’ drive from Auckland and is home to its very own hot water beach and natural spa pools!

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Take Our Quiz! Where Should You Travel In 2015?

16th December 2014

Couple at the Beach

Looking for inspiration on where to holiday next year but not sure what best suits your travel style? Do not fear, Economy Car Hire are here with a fun quiz that will decipher the best destination for you. Forget trawling through review sites and brochures, we’ve got it all sorted for you. Just take the test and you’ll be jet setting in no time! Simply answer the questions and we’ll match you up with an exciting new holiday hot spot that’s guaranteed to tick all your boxes.

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Top 6 Scrooge charming Christmas Markets!

9th December 2014

cologne xmas

Christmas is undoubtedly one of the best times to experience other cultures. Everyone has traditions and yuletide is a European wide showcase of festivities. Sample tasty treats and browse countless stalls offering everything from handmade wreaths to unique gifts and trinkets. Whilst the UK is home to a number of visiting European markets, nothing quite matches the real deal. Read about our favourite 6 Christmas markets across Europe.

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Economy Car Hire Win Best Car Hire Website at Travolution Awards 2014

5th December 2014

Travolution_winner 2014

In June this year, we dutifully wrote and sent off our entry for the Travolution Awards 2014. Having been shortlisted for both ‘Best Trade Supplier’ and ‘Best Car Hire Website’, we waited patiently with our fingers crossed until the winners were announced at the awards dinner on Tuesday 2nd December.

Now, the wait is over and we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded ‘Best Car Hire Website’ for 2014.

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The Most Unexpected Christmas Destination

4th December 2014

madeira xmas lights

Madeira is renowned for being a popular summer holiday hotspot. A gorgeous climate, historic port towns and natural beauty to boot have made this island a go-to favourite for many holidaymakers looking for some sun, sea and sand. However, Madeira doesn’t just tick the boxes for best holiday destination during the summer months. In fact, the best time to visit the island may actually be Christmas! Let Economy Car Hire guide you through this fantastic winter break location.

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December 2014 – Travel News Bulletin

2nd December 2014

Strike threat looms over Christmas

Ground handlers at Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester Airports have threatened to strike on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th December. Almost 500 members of staff, mainly based at Heathrow Airport could work out over a disagreement on a pay offer. Terminals 2,3 and 4 would be affected by this action at Heathrow Airport. Gatwick has stated that due to the small numbers of staff employed by Dnata, the strike action will not affect them if it goes ahead.

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6 Reasons Why Winter is Our Favourite Season

25th November 2014


When the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it’s only natural that our thoughts turn to a winter escape. But what if neither sunbathing nor skiing tick your boxes? Well, do not fear Economy Car Hire is here. You’re winter holiday doesn’t have to be confined to the beach or stuck in snowy peaks. Oh no, there’s a wide range of alternative winter holidays just waiting to be snapped up. Don’t delay and escape the drizzly British winter today!

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A Safari for the Senses in South Africa

20th November 2014

stellenbosch vineyard

South Africa has been a popular tourist destination for years. Renowned for its fantastic safari experiences, it is often top of everyone’s bucket list. We’re here to tell you that South Africa boasts a second star attraction. You may have seen South Africa, but have you tasted it?

Swap the safari park for vineyards and make the short drive from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands. Here the cultivation of grapes dates as far back as the 1600s! Today this is the largest wine-making region in South Africa. It offers plenty of delicious opportunities to sample some of the country’s finest wines and local delicacies. So, hop in your hire car and head to the Cape Winelands for a very unique Safari of the senses.

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What luggage best suits your travel style?

18th November 2014

luggage cart

Trying to organise all of your holiday essentials so that they fit neatly in your luggage is a struggle that we all face. Whilst you want to choose a bag with plenty of room, you also don’t want to exceed baggage weight limits and size restrictions. Instead of packing according to what your luggage can accommodate, why not choose a bag to accommodate you?

To help you decide which bag best fits your needs we’ve come up with a handy buyers guide. For each luggage style we’ve reviewed the best features to look for, ensuring you get the most out of your baggage.

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‘Tis the Season to go Skiing!

11th November 2014


Skiing has a reputation for being an exclusive winter pastime for those who are fortunate enough to be able to afford it. Most are also put off by their lack of experience on the slopes. Economy Car Hire is here to tell you that it is possible for everyone to embrace this winter sport. Whether you’re on a budget, a first time skier or are looking to escape the crowds, we’ve come up with a list of fantastic ski destinations to suit everyone’s needs! Big name ski resorts in Europe, such as Val d’Isere, Verbier and Saint Anton, are renowned for their extensive amenities and first-rate skiing. However, we veer off-piste with a few specialised ski destinations you may not have considered.

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