Economy Car Hire Blog

The World’s Strangest Driving Laws 2

19th May 2015

Let’s face it, the world is a weird and wonderful place and I personally love discovering just how weird it really is. One of the most fascinating sources of weirdness is law. Whether it’s Portugal’s ban on urinating in the sea or hackney carriages still having to carry a bale of hay and a bag of oats, there are some truly crazy laws out there.

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Must Try Food in Turkey

14th May 2015

Think of a European food that you either love or want to try, I bet you’re not thinking of anything Turkish are you? That’s not intended as a slight, Turkish cuisine is extremely varied and heavily influenced by Turkey’s location in relation to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Balkans. There’s a lot more to Turkish food than just baklava and kebabs, you just have to know where to look.

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Car Hire Charges and How to Avoid Them

12th May 2015

Car hire chargesHiring a car is often the best way to get around and see the sites when on holiday. A hire car gives you freedom and allows you to explore at your own pace. Most of us have heard of at least one horror story regarding someone being caught out by car hire charges. But car rental doesn’t have to be scary!

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May 2015- Travel News Bulletin

8th May 2015

John Lennon Airport to launch new routes to North America

Liverpool is re-establishing it’s air link with North America via Dublin. Aer Lingus  is resuming its direct link between Dublin and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) later in the year.

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Revenge of the 5th – Top Star Wars Film Locations!

5th May 2015

Star WarsAfter yesterdays world wide Star Wars Day (May the 4th be With You!), we thought we’d follow it up with a look at some of the best locations seen in the film.  Star Wars tourism has become big business over the years. Not only do the original films continue to attract new fans, but new prequels or episodes are always in the pipeline ensuring one of the biggest franchises in cinematic history stays in the public conscious.

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The Best Vineyards in Greece

30th April 2015

Greek VineyardsI know that when most people think about Greek wine, the 1st thing that springs to mind is retsina. And let’s face it, you either like it or you don’t. There’s so much more to Greek wine than simply adding pine resin. Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world.

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An Interview With…Rory Sexton & Tom Dickinson

28th April 2015

Nevada DesertAs you know, Economy Car Hire is a family run business and we like to think that this is shown in our customer service and friendly manner. We’re not a faceless corporation but a small, close knit team who are dedicated to providing the best car hire experience for your holiday. We therefore thought it might be nice to start a series of blogs that introduce to the team so you know who you’re speaking too next time you get in touch.

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DVLA to Scrap the Paper Counterpart Licence in June

24th April 2015

Driving Licence


Initial claims of chaos when trying to pick up a hire car have been exaggerated by the press. The new system for providing the endorsements is only likely to affect the rental car companies in the and therefore people who are hiring a car for collection within the UK.

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The Best Tools for Planning a Road Trip

21st April 2015

Road Trip
Planning a road trip can be tricky, particularly if you’re planning one in a foreign country. You’ll probably have an idea of what you want to see and where you want to go but is it practical? For instance, you want to drive from Florida to Las Vegas but also want to take in St Louis AND Houston. If you’re on a one way trip, this is not going to happen unless you’re up for some serious step retracing.

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How to Escape the Crowds in Rhodes and Corfu

16th April 2015

Driverless Cars
I’ve long been a believer that there’s a Greek Island for everyone. Whether you go on holiday to explore new areas and their history, relax, sunbathe, ski (mainland only but you get my point), party, sail…….. The list goes on. Personally, my favourite island is Corfu. I love its leisurely atmosphere and beautiful scenery, but we’re also going to look at that perennial favourite, Rhodes.

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