• From The BBC:

    Holidaymakers across the UK and Europe are facing bigger bills for hire cars – or risk not getting one at all – due to a shortage of vehicles.Hire firms have not replaced fleets because they expected fewer tourists. They have also had difficulty accessing finance, industry figures say. A last-minute holiday bookings surge is adding to the pressure on cars. Industry sources say that Spain is the worst affected, with those who can get a car having to pay twice normal rates. Cancelled bookingsWhen Tim Pringle travelled to Valencia with his family in July, they were told that their booking for a seven-seater car had been cancelled. The villa they had booked was 100km away and the rental company eventually gave him a much smaller car for him, his wife, their three children and five suitcases. “At that point, I would have taken a donkey and cart,” he told the BBC. Other BBC News website readers reported similar experiences. One had to wait three-and-a-half hours for a pre-booked hire car in…

    Click to read the full article »

    Posted by Jon @ 12:10 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *