Save Time and Trouble on Car Hire During 2012 Olympics in London

Industry: Travel offers welcome advice on avoiding headaches and saving cash during the Olympic Games in London next summer

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) October 4th, 2011

The internet’s leading website for car hire rate comparison has a message for anyone planning to rent a car next summer during London’s summer Olympics: book early. With massive demand for car hire expected, customers can avoid high rates and poor selection by getting their reservation in early.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, says: “The Olympics are one of the world’s premier sporting events, and whenever they come to town car rental demand soars. Between the visitors, the dignitaries and sponsors there is rarely enough vehicles to go around, and those who wait until the 11th hour to book will find a disappointing selection of cars, few available extras like sat nav and expensive prices to boot.”

July, August and September look set to be very busy months in and around London, as the 2012 summer Olympics come to town from 27 July and 12 August. The Olympics’ 26 exciting sporting events are followed by the popular 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September.

Robinson continues: “Even if you aren’t planning to attend the Olympics next summer, if you’re anywhere near London from July to September it could be tricky to find a rental car at a decent rate. We highly recommend anyone planning a visit to the capital next summer make their car rental booking as soon as possible. There are still great rates available online, but prices will begin a steady increase as the Olympics get closer. It’s never too early to make a reservation.” is the leading car rental comparison site for comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including car hire throughout the UK and USA. Car hire in the UK includes locations throughout London and Manchester for the Olympic Games.

Car hire in the USA includes locations in Miami, Los Angeles and car hire in Las Vegas, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire at Las Vegas Airport.

About was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit

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