Economy Car Hire Blog

Revolutionise How You holiday!

23rd October 2014

black sea

Regardless of your preferences, one thing we can all agree on is that we want to come home feeling refreshed and revitalised. When the colder months creep in and the onset of winter darkens the horizon, many people decide to book an escape to warmer climes. Health tourism is one of the oldest forms of leisure travel in the world. The Canary Islands are a jackpot of natural resources. The year round sunshine, pure sea air, and thermal waters enriched with minerals make the Canaries a unique place to be enjoyed by those seeking well-being. We’re here to tell you that the Canaries are not only a fantastic place to let your hair down. They also put the ‘treat’ back into ‘retreat’.

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Is Booking in Advance Better?

21st October 2014

Save money

When to book your holiday is every traveller and holidaymaker’s dilemma. Over the years, various theories and travel hacks have emerged on how to save the most money on your transport and accommodation. Essentially it all boils down to what is best for you, your preferences and your circumstances. In true Economy Car Hire style we’re here to get you the best deal. So, whether you’re an organised early bird or risk waiting to the last minute, we have come up with some handy tips to help you save money whichever way you choose to book your holiday.

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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

garajonay gomera

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

Tivoli gardens
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

Flights cancelled following weather warnings

A number of flights from Heathrow Airport have been cancelled this morning as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo is set the hit the UK. The Met office have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain across the country resulting in a range of travel and transport precautions both on the ground and in the sky. Hurricane Gonzalo caused widespread damage last week when it hit the island of Bermuda.

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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

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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