Economy Car Hire Blog

Tips for Using your Credit Card Abroad

6th October 2015

Using credit cards abroadCredit cards are handy things to have. Whether you use them for the benefits they provide or simply have one for an emergency the bottom line is sometimes you need one. This couldn’t be truer when it comes to car hire. It doesn’t matter how you pay for your hire car – you need a credit card when you collect it.

The reason behind this is it enables the supplier to authorise a security deposit to protect themselves whilst you have their vehicle. It provides protection for parking or speeding fines, un-insured parts of the vehicle, fuel charges if applicable, and in the unlikely event that a claim is made when the insurance has been invalidated.

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October 2015 – Travel News Bulletin

2nd October 2015

Ground handler dispute in Italy causes flight cancellations

Flights both to and from Italy have been cancelled on Thursday 8th October due to a strike.

The main airlines that have been affected by this are easyJet and British Airways. We would advise that if you are planning to travel to or from Italy on Thursday 8th October 2015, that you check the status of your flight before travelling to the airport. More information about this matter can be found from Travel Weekly.

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Golf Holidays in Cyprus – Golf Course Guide

1st October 2015

Aphrodite Hills Golf CourseOK, the Cyprus Golf Federation was only founded in 2000 and they don’t have the pedigree of say, the Algarve or Spain but there are a number of reasons why Cyprus is good for a golf holiday.

Cyprus is a popular tourist destination and therefore providing a number of excellent courses is a great way to boost income. Aiding its reputation as a great holiday destination is the weather and scenery. Cloudless skies, blue water, long and hot summer days, ocean views, rocky gorges, and white beaches combine to make Cyprus a great place play a round or two.

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The Ultimate Car Hire Checklist

29th September 2015

Car hire checklistFor many people, renting a car is a nightmare but that’s not the way it should be. We’ve put together this handy car hire checklist that will guide you through the things you need to do when booking your holiday car hire. From the DVLA code to protecting yourself from unexpected charges, you’ll find all the information you need here.

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5 Sites for Unusual Places to Stay

22nd September 2015

Northern lights over IcelandWhen it comes to travel these days, many people are looking beyond a simple hotel. The huge success of sites such as Airbnb and Couchsurfing highlights how holidaymakers and travellers are changing their habits to get the best deals. Often, much of the accommodation found on these sights is what could best be described as “unusual” and this seems to have helped with the success of these businesses.

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September 2015 – Travel News Bulletin

18th September 2015

Balearic Islands consider “tourist tax”

The proposed tax would cost €1 – €2 per person per night and would be used to help preserve the islands ecosystems and landscape.

British trade experts warn it could add £80 to the cost of a family holiday and drive tourism away from the Islands. A similar tax was dropped in 2003 after just 1 year because it put travelers off.

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Which Greek Island is best for….?

17th September 2015

The best Greek islandsAs I’ve said before, there’s a Greek island for everyone. You just have to know which it is or what you’re after but there are so many options to choose from it’s hard to know where to begin. This blog aims to break down which Greek island is best for whatever you want.

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The World of Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot Locations

15th September 2015

Explore the world with PoirotYou may not know it, but this week is Agatha Christie Week. Since Friday, Torquay has been hosting the Agatha Christie Festival and on Saturday, celebrated the 125th anniversary of her birth.

One of the most famous and successful murder mystery writers of all time, “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie created some of literatures most loved detectives. Hercule Poirot is by far her most famous creation and is the main focus of this article.

Poirot’s cases took him all over Europe, to the very best hotels, and by the most exclusive means of transportation.

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Best Ways to Learn a Language

8th September 2015

Learn a languageLet’s face it, us Brits aren’t known for our foreign language skills. When abroad, we often expect the locals to speak English (and complain when they don’t) but it never occurs to us to actually learn a language prior to a holiday. We just like to speak VERY LOUDLY.

Some of this is down to the difficulty of the language. Greece, for example, is a popular destination with Brits but Greek is a nightmare to learn. Beyond “kalimera” and “kalispera”, you haven’t really got a chance unless you dedicate time and effort to making yourself understood. Greek is considered one of the hardest languages to learn in the world alongside Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, and Icelandic so let’s start somewhere easier.

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The Greek Islands in Autumn

3rd September 2015

KefaloniaAutumn can be a great time to get away for a bit of late sun. Why not jet off before the rains of the British winter settle in. Cooler than mid-summer and less busy; the Greek Islands are a fantastic choice should you wish for one last spell on the beach.

Yes I know the economy has been a nightmare! To be perfectly honest, as long as you take Euro’s and don’t rely solely on your cards, you’ll be fine. The islands haven’t been as badly hit as the mainland. It’s still a good idea to head to some of the more popular tourist islands though.

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