Economy Car Hire Blog

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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New Hire Car Fee to Hit Portugal Holidaymakers

19th February 2015

The Portuguese Airport Authority (ANA) are going to enforce a charge of €15 (inclusive of tax) on all hire cars collected from Portugal’s mainland airport car parks. The new charge will be levied from 1st March 2015.

At present it will only apply to mainland Portuguese airports including Lisbon, Oporto and Faro. It’s understood that the ANA are also considering applying the charge to rental cars collected from airport car parks in Madeira and the Azores.

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Winter Vs Summer: Top 10 Natural Attractions in Iceland

19th February 2015

Iceland is one of the most visually stunning places in the world. Geothermic landscapes combined with an explosion of colour give this country a landscape we’re more used to seeing in fairy tales. Fiery sunsets, icy blue lagoons, multi-coloured mountains, dramatic waterfalls. It’s a real treat for your peepers!

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Best Resources for Planning a Holiday

17th February 2015

travel resources

Travel today has never been so easy. It’s also a bit of a swamp of information. Whether you’re after a last minute city break or the long haul holiday of your dreams, there is plenty available in terms of transport, accommodation, package deals, and last minute savings. Even the variety of sightseeing tours and day trips can be a bit of a minefield.

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Top 7 Favourites For February Half Term

10th February 2015


Fed up of moping in February? Well the half term is a great time to get away. There are countless deals offering everything from scenic drives to some winter sun. Therefore, you really have no excuse not to plan something exciting. To help you to narrow down the choices, here at Economy Car Hire, we’ve handpicked some half term holiday highlights.

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February 2015- Travel News Bulletin

9th February 2015

During the month of February there are plenty of things to bench mark the end of winter as we ease into spring. Perhaps you are looking to escape for some winter sun or you are looking forward to an action packed holiday for February half-term.

Whatever your travel plans are this February remember to check out travel bulletin regularly. Ensure your trip goes without a hitch as we keep you updated on all the latest travel news.

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Top 7 Heritage Hotspots in Tunisia

5th February 2015

tunisia- sousse medina

When planning a holiday to Tunisia, most imagine a cushy resort with access to pretty white sand beaches that fringe the Mediterranean coast. Beyond the sun, sea and sand, Tunisia packs in enough history, culture and natural beauty to fill a country many times its size. The country is a treasure trove of cultural gems all waiting to be discovered. So, to get you started here at Economy Car Hire, we’ve come up with a list of 7 unique world heritage sites in Tunisia that are well worth venturing out to explore!

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Great News! We’re a Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant

4th February 2015

We have been awarded with Feefo Gold Merchant Accreditation.

Feefo are an independent ratings company. They send out a short survey when you have placed a booking on our website. This allows us to monitor your experience of booking with us. It also gives you the opportunity to tell us your comments. We can use this information to ensure that you are receiving the great levels of customer service that we pride ourselves on.

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the accolade of Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant 2015. This award is given to highlight companies that are providing excellent customer service.

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Top 5 Places to Avoid Valentines Day!

3rd February 2015


Valentine’s today has become a mass celebration of love and affection. It single-handedly drives huge sales on greetings cards, flowers, chocolate and jewellery. Romantic breaks are snapped up without a second thought as couples jump at the chance to spend some quality time together. Officially the celebration of St Valentine takes place on February 14th. For many this is a fun day of spoiling and being spoilt by their partner. However, for others it’s a somewhat tedious exhibition of mass PDA (Public Displays of Affection). There is more to the world then Paris, Rome and Venice on February 14th and at Economy Car Hire we’ve come up with the best Valentine’s alternatives.

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Mouth-watering Morsels in Madeira!

29th January 2015


There are many fantastic reasons to visit the island of Madeira: the year round sunshine, the renowned white knuckle toboggan rides, the incredible landscape and the fabled high tea at Reid’s. Talking of tea, is anybody hungry?

One of Madeira’s crown jewels is its cuisine. Rich with Mediterranean influences and fresh ingredients, the flavours of their regional dishes are simply sumptuous. Here at Economy Car Hire we consider ourselves to be fairly knowledgeable when it comes to good grub so we’ve rustled up a menu of Madeira’s most mouth-watering morsels.

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