Economy Car Hire Blog

Photo Competition – Win £50 off car hire with Economy Car Hire

1st April 2014

Family Holiday

We at Economy Car Hire stick to the adage that a picture tells a thousand words. That’s why we love sharing our holiday snaps with each other. So, what could be better than hosting a photo competition for all our customers to share their amazing photos with each other? With the summer holiday season rapidly approaching, we want to help one of our amazing customers make this year’s holiday extra special with the help of £50 off car hire with us.

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Spain’s secret seaside: lovely Llafranc

24th April 2014

Tamariu is the perfect place treat your tastebuds!

Although ‘costa’ destinations may conjure up images of high rise hotels and overcrowded beaches the Costa Brava is a coastline that completely contradicts such preconceptions. Located in the Girona region of Catalonia, the Costa Brava beaches are beautiful sparkling bays set at the foot of pine clad hills with sprawling towns and villages that call these fishing ports home. Easily accessible by car from Girona or Barcelona airport this stretch of coastline is considered one of Spain’s top 3 holiday coasts and Llafranc sits at its heart.

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Our Tips to Avoid Hand Luggage Surprises

22nd April 2014

at the airport

For many of us, half of the stress that comes with flying is the uncertainty regards baggage regulations. Each airline has a different set of complicated rules and it can be hard to get your head round them. Can you take a cabin bag and a handbag? How big can your bag be? How much can it weigh? This is Economy Car Hire’s break down of hand luggage regulations.

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Make Your Own Cava in Barça!

18th April 2014

Tour the golden vineyards of Catalonia.

The first bottle of Cava was produced in Catalonia nearly 150 years ago and since then the sparkling white wine has gained international notoriety. Whilst winery and vineyard tours are common throughout Catalonia there is one with an exciting difference. In an old farm house in the Penedes region, just an hour’s drive from Barcelona, two young wine makers-come- entrepreneurs have revolutionised wine tasting with their unique opportunity to make your own Cava in Barça!

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Our Guide to Spain’s Less Travelled Roads

16th April 2014

san sebastian

The northern coast of Spain has a distinctly different feel to that of its southern or eastern counterparts. The north is greener, quieter and has some amazing untouched places to visit. If you are planning a trip to Spain, be sure to check out the North and in particular San Sebastian. If you love a bit of glamour and incredible beaches then this is the place for you. There are also amazing locations just a short drive away, so we decided we’d give you Economy Car Hire’s suggested one day scenic drive between San Sebastian and Santander on Spain’s less travelled roads.

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Our Guide to Spain’s Hidden Gems- Merida and its Roman city

14th April 2014

The impressive ruins of the Roman theatre!

Every year thousands of people visit Spain. Holidaymakers come to enjoy the warm balmy weather and soak up the sun, tourists come to see the sights and visit the big cities, and travelers come for a taste of the Spanish heritage. To keep this holiday hot spot from becoming repetitive we reveal another of Spain’s hidden gems. We’ve already shared the secret of Madrid’s secret gardens but this week, thanks to our guest travel writer Andy Jarosz, we explore the ancient city of Merida and its stunning collection of Roman ruins.

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Our Guide to Semana Santa in Malaga

10th April 2014

semana santa

For those of you who are new to the concept of Semana Santa, it’s The Holy Week in Spain. The week-long commemoration of Christ’s final days, therefore, takes place the week before Easter. It’s a historic tradition that dates back over 500 years. Some of the most famous Semana Santa celebrations take place in the capital city of the Costa del Sol, Malaga. So based on that, this is Economy Car Hire’s guide to Semana Santa in Malaga.

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Baby on board! Our airplane essentials for babies who travel

8th April 2014

Make sure you check the seating options your airline offers for young children.

Flying with children is never straightforward. Now more so than ever before! Modern day parents are overrun with gadgets and gizmos to keep children comfortable and entertained. So, if you are planning on travelling with a baby, Economy Car Hire has come up with a checklist to help keep you organised.

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The longest day ever with Salvador Dali

4th April 2014

BegurSo you’re in north-eastern Spain and you want to get out of the cities? Well Economy Car Hire have an adventure for you, blessed with amazing scenery and culture.Let’s look north of Barcelona to the area inland from the Costa Brava, the Baix Emporda. The region is less visited compared to the popular beach resorts along the coast but it is easily accessible from Barcelona with a short drive
So you’re in north-eastern Spain and you want to get out of the cities? Well Economy Car Hire have an adventure for you, blessed with amazing scenery and culture.

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Helping British travellers prepare for driving in Europe

3rd April 2014

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have launched a new road safety video to help British travellers prepare for driving in Europe.

Road conditions, driving standards and laws vary widely and some countries experience much higher rates of road traffic accidents and fatalities than the UK.

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Madrid’s secret gardens are the city’s hidden gems

2nd April 2014

Madrid Gardens

We kick off this month’s blog series on Spain with one of Madrid’s best kept secrets! If you are returning to Spain for a holiday this year be sure to visit Madrid’s hidden gardens and try something a little more ‘local’ in terms of sightseeing. These urban oases’s provide wonderful glimpses into the heart of the city’s history and we have compiled a list of the best ones for you.

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