Economy Car Hire Blog

How to Start your Hire Car

3rd May 2016

How to start your hire car

Driving a new car is always a little nerve wracking. You know what to do but you’re not quite sure what everything does which makes you cautious. We know that when you start your holiday, you don’t want to be worrying about these things and if the man who gives you the keys knew what everything did, he probably doesn’t have time.

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Which? Top Rated Car Hire Broker 2016

28th April 2016

Which? 2016 top rated car hire broker 2016

Economy Car Hire have been rated the top car hire broker by Which? for the 4th year running!
With over 2,000 responses from Which? members, we received top marks for our clarity of extra charges, ease of opting out of extra charges, clarity of fuel policy, and clarity of final hire cost.

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Driving the German Alpine Road: Deutsche Alpenstrasse

28th April 2016

The German Alpine Road

The oldest touring road in Germany, the origins of the German Alpine Road can be traced back to 1858. Bavarian King Maximillian II travelled much of the route and published a historical log of his journey in 1879. In the 30’s, the German Touring Club began making plans to construct what would become the modern Deutsche Alpenstrasse and one of the most beautiful touring roads in the world.

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6 Best Family Friendly Music Festivals in 2016

26th April 2016

Family friendly music festivals

With summer not too far round the corner, many of you will be turning your attention to festival season. But for families, Glastonbury, Reading, and V Festival tend to be a bit tricky with young children. There are some solutions however. We’ve taken a look at some of the best family friendly music festivals from around Europe.

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Car Hire Deals at Half Term: Get a Great Deal on Car Rental

21st April 2016

Car hire deals at half term

With half term approaching, it’s time to get your car hire booked if you haven’t already done so. But where do you start? At this time of year, car hire deals are readily available. But how do you know if the deal you’re getting is good or not and are all those extras worthwhile?

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How to Barter With the Locals

19th April 2016

How to barter

If there’s one thing the Brits are particularly bad at, it’s haggling. We see a price and fall over ourselves to blindly pay it. Some of this is because we don’t think about trying to knock some money off but also, we don’t want to appear stingy. So today, we’re going to teach you how to barter whether you’re at home or abroad.

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Places to Celebrate Shakespeare Day

15th April 2016

Places to Celebrate Shakespeare Day

Saturday 23rd April marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. In his home town of Stratford upon Avon it will also mark the end of a week’s worth of celebrations and mini-parades honouring the bard’s life and contribution to literature.

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How Much Should I Tip? A Guide to Tipping Around the World

12th April 2016

How Much Should I Tip?
You know the feeling. You’re on holiday somewhere new, have just asked for the bill, and suddenly think to yourself, “how much should I tip?” It’s always the same, that slowly building feeling of shame and embarrassment.

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Weekend Breaks in Ireland: The Bank Holiday Weekend

7th April 2016

Weekend breaks in Ireland

There’s a Bank Holiday coming soon which gives you a great excuse to head to Ireland for a long weekend. You could head to Galway or Cork, rent a car and explore the Emerald Isle to your heart’s content. There are so many reasons to plan a weekend break in Ireland depending what you want to see and do.

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Car Hire Scams in Cyprus (and Turkey)

5th April 2016

Car Hire Scams in Cyprus and Turkey

You may remember we recently wrote about car hire scams in Spain but we’re now shifting the focus further east. Today we’re going to take a look at car hire scams in Cyprus and Turkey. To be fair to most car rental providers, there aren’t many of the old scams left these days as many firms have cleaned up their act (certainly the ones we work with anyhow!) Despite this, there are still issues to be aware of.

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