Economy Car Hire Blog

The Best Protection When Booking a Holiday

31st March 2015

A holiday should be an enjoyable experience, we want to be able to leave stress and worry behind when we’re away. That’s often easier said than done though. In recent years we’ve seen volcanic ash clouds halt air travel, tour operators and airlines go bust, and an economic meltdown. Many people’s holidays were ruined because they weren’t properly protected.

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The Best Places for an Easter Holiday

24th March 2015

Norfolk Broads
With Easter approaching, many people are starting to think about a last minute getaway. But where are the best places for an Easter holiday? Well, obviously it depends on what sort of holiday you’re after. Here at Economy Car Hire, we’ve put together a selection for all budgets and tastes.

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The Other Emirates

19th March 2015

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
When we hear the term UAE, we usually think of Dubai or Abu Dhabi. In fact we covered some of the best things to do in Dubai a while back. There’s a lot more to explore in this rapidly developing country than just the two famous regions.

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Travel Scams 3 – Day of Judgement

17th March 2015

We revisit our Travel Scams thread with an update on some of the current and most cunning travel scams around. Make sure you don’t get caught out! We live in troubled times. No, nothing to do with the economy or war but TRAVEL SCAMS! They are still around and we’ve uncovered even more that you should be aware of.

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Top 5 Films That Inspire You to Travel

10th March 2015

Sometimes a film captures your imagination. You forget the plot and lose yourself in the location. It’s hard not to watch Angels & Demons without thinking’ “I want to go to Rome” for example (partly because there’s not much else to the film). Deep down we all want to be able to echo Rutger Hauer’s monologue in Blade Runner, “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…”

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Top 6 Things To See In Melbourne (Apart From The F1)

5th March 2015

Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne
The start of the new F1 season is now just 5 days away. Over 300,000 fans are expected to descend upon Melbourne. They’re intent on soaking up the atmosphere and watching some of the best drivers in motor racing history.

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Top of Which? Car Hire Brokers Survey Once Again!

4th March 2015

Consumer body Which? have published their annual review on car hire. We are very pleased that for the third year running, we have been rated top car hire broker. More than 2,000 participants contributed. Once again, our clarity of pricing and overall rental experience was rated highly by Which? members. View more information about the

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March 2015- Travel News Bulletin

3rd March 2015

“No survivors” After Plane Crash in French Alps

French Transport Minister Thierry Mariani has said there are no survivors from the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps near Digne carrying 150 people from Barcelona to Duesseldorf earlier today. Reports suggest the Airbus A320 came down in a “crevice” which is inaccessible from the road with access only possible via helicopter.

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Women Explorers and Their Travels

3rd March 2015

Driving Trail Ridge Road
When you think of explorers it’s common to think of men. Christopher Columbus, James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, Ferdinand Magellan, Marco Polo, the list goes on. We don’t normally think of women explorers.

So ahead of International Women’s Day this Sunday, here at Economy Car Hire we’re taking a look at some female explorers.

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Our 6 Hidden Gems of Europe

24th February 2015

Dijon, France
These hidden gems may be places in Europe you haven’t heard about, let alone considered visiting! Here at Economy Car Hire, we’ve taken your favourite countries to visit for a spot of sunshine, culture or even food and plucked out a new destination for you to feast your senses on.

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