Economy Car Hire Blog

Christmas Gifts for the Seasoned Traveller

1st December 2015

Christmas gifts for the seasoned travellerWe know finding the ideal Christmas present can be stressful, so we thought we would make it easier for you. We’ve put together a list of Christmas gifts for the seasoned traveller so whether you’re buying for him or her, you’ll find a present which is perfect for the regular tourist in your life. We’ve also tried to provide a range of budgets so you can find the ideal present at a suitable price.

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Christmas Golf Breaks in Portugal: A Guide to the Best

26th November 2015

Which car hire firm to trustWinter can be a depressing time for golfers in Britain. The days are shorter, the ground is usually sodden and the weather is usually, well, a bit like Kevin Na. Whilst all this means more time in the club house, it also means less time digging around in the undergrowth, which is what it’s all about! No? Must just be me!

Fear not though! I have compiled a list of some fantastic golf courses and hotels that offer the perfect cure – discover the perfect Christmas golf breaks! You will read of fine, lush fairways and bunkers of white sand in stark contrast with the deep blue sky above.

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Car hire cons: Which car hire firm to trust?

25th November 2015

Which car hire firm to trustUnfortunately, we’ve all heard the horror stories of someone who’s been hit by a dodgy charge when they’ve rented a car. Luckily, not every firm does this and nowhere near every customer is affected but it does mean many firms are tarred with the same brush when the press launch another campaign about car hire cons. Here at Economy Car Hire, we’ve worked hard over the years to provide reliable and fair car hire and only work with suppliers we trust. But how can you decide which car hire firm to trust?

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How to cope with jet lag

24th November 2015

How to cope with jet lagJet lag. Two words to invoke horror in many. You’ve arrived somewhere for your dream holiday but you’re worried you’ll spend the first few days half asleep and missing all the excitement. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you understand jet lag and prepare properly, you may hardly even notice it. So here are our top tips for dealing with jet lag.

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Off-road driving could void your car hire insurance

20th November 2015

Off-road drivingIf you’ve hired a 4×4 or SUV, the temptation to take a cross country shortcut can be high. Doing so however could be disastrous. Suppliers such as Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty all say that driving off-road will void your insurance and leave you liable for an expensive bill.

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ECH Movember Update

19th November 2015

Movember updateIt’s been over a week and the boys are still growing for Movember. They’ve currently raised £115 (over a 5th of their monthly target) and are on course to beat it provided the support stays strong! Team captain Ben is challenging Matt for best start whilst James and Francis are letting the team down quite severely.

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Our Guide to the Top Fishing Spots – for International Men’s Day

19th November 2015

Fishing tripsHeld every year on November 19th, International Men’s Day (IMD) was first celebrated in 1992 before disappearing for 7 years. Its aim is to focus on male health, improve gender relations and promote gender equality as well as highlighting positive male role models. Whilst it’s celebrated around the world, it doesn’t have a huge profile. It doesn’t look like this is going to change any time soon.

We’ve decided to celebrate International Men’s Day by looking at some of the top fishing spots around the world. Whether you’re looking to cast a few flies or haul in a 1,000 marlin, we’ve got the right location for you here.

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Sun at Christmas: Top Winter Sun Destinations

17th November 2015

Winter sunWinter is almost upon us and our thoughts are slowly turning to holidays and Christmas. There are two types of people in the world; those who like winter to be cold and white, and those who want it warm and sandy.

I’ll be honest, my idea of winter is mountains, snow and lots of Glühwein. I feel that hot weather is best enjoyed in summer! However, I appreciate many of you are desperate for a Vitamin D top up and a sun tan and are dreaming of long evenings on the harbour front with a cocktail or two and not having to wear thermals to bed.

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The 10 Best German Christmas Markets

12th November 2015

German Christmas MarketsWhether you like it or not, Christmas isn’t far way. There’s still leaves plenty of time to get in the Christmas spirit, finalise plans, get presents organised, and drink lots of mulled wine. And there’s more good news! You can do all these things at a good Christmas Market, and when it comes down to it, the best Christmas Markets are German.

Whilst Christmas Markets aren’t new to the UK, the concept of a German Market has become increasingly popular over the last few years and they’re now held in most cities around the UK.

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The 5 Best Places to Ski this Winter

10th November 2015

5 Best Places to SkiSnow is falling heavily in a number of resorts around the world at the moment and we look set for a great season both in Europe and in North America. If you’re a fan of the white stuff, you can’t go wrong booking your holiday early, but where should you go?

It’s always tricky deciding which ski resort to choose. Will there be snow? Are the instructors any good? Is it too hard? The list of questions goes on. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the 5 best places to ski this winter.

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