London, United Kingdom, August 05, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The weather forecast may be gloomy, but Auto Europe has good news for holidaymakers planning to escape the rain with a last-minute break abroad: there are still sizzling seasonal car hire bargains available for last minute travelers all across the USA as well as in Cyprus, Greece, Switzerland, South Africa and Australia.
The message for anyone looking to hire a car abroad during August 2009, is that there are still extremely competitive rates available in both Europe and long-haul destinations. Auto Europe advises that consumers should search car hire rates prior to committing to flights and accommodation as prices can vary widely between different destinations.
Auto Europe’s Commercial Director for the UK and Ireland, Peter McAree, explains:
“2009 has been the year of the last-minute booker. These uncertain financial times have made many people reluctant to commit to holidays too far in advance. In some cases this has led to disappointment - particularly for customers travelling to Spain and Croatia - where car hire supply has at times struggled to meet demand. But if you’re willing to be flexible on location, you could still benefit from an attractive late deal.”
With the chances of a British ‘barbeque summer’ looking increasingly unlikely, early predictions that millions of holidaymakers will choose to stay local this August could be proved wrong. But despite reports of widespread fleet reductions in foreign resorts, those looking for a last-minute break in the sun will still find competitive car hire offers in many holiday hotspots.
To help customers feel confident to book car hire as early as possible, Auto Europe will cancel or amend bookings for free as long as 48 hours or more notice is provided in advance of the agreed car hire collection time.