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October 2014- Travel News Bulletin

1st October 2014

Whether you’re looking to discover the places that come alive with the fiery colours of Autumn or fancy jetting off for some winter sun, October is a great time to start planning. Keep up to date on all the latest travel news with this handy travel news bulletin to make sure your holiday or trip goes without a hitch!

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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 3 Hand Luggage Do’s and Don’ts

23rd September 2014

luggage sign

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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How to Make Travelling Better, Our Top Travel Hacks

9th September 2014

Open suitcase

At Economy Car Hire, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible service when it comes to car hire. Additionally, we want to make sure that your entire trip goes smoothly, so we have unearthed some incredible travel hacks to improve life on the go.

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To Save Time is to Lengthen Life – Driving the GR10

4th September 2014


The GR10 is a famous walking route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. It takes around 45-60 days to walk, but not all of us have that amount of time available. Why not hop in a hire car and speed up the process? The scenery along the way makes this one of the most picturesque road trips in Europe.

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The 10 Weirdest Driving Laws in the World

2nd September 2014


There can be times in our everyday lives when we lose perspective. Something you find annoying or irritating can seem like the worst thing in the world at the time. In order to give us all a reality check and a chuckle at the same time, we at Economy Car Hire have collected some of the wackiest driving laws on the planet. Sometimes it’s just good to realise that you are not the only person that is affected by nonsensical red-tape.

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