Sunday, 13 July 2014

British tourists are facing sky-high car hire costs in some of the most popular summer holiday destinations

The "Express and Star" published a topical article yesterday "Britons warned about car hire costs -British tourists are facing sky-high car hire costs in some of the most popular summer holiday destinations.

According to this informative article "Costs in Majorca, for example, are almost twice as high as those in Cyprus, which has the lowest charges among 16 resorts surveyed by Post Office Travel Money.Other popular spots where charges were particularly high include Faro in Portugal, Split in Croatia and Dublin."

There are a lot of similar travel articles about at the moment at the start / well into the summer holiday season (depending on whether you have youngsters at school or not or when they broke up or are about to).

The article went on to say "After Larnaca in Cyprus , the best value destination was Luqa in Malta (£317), followed by Marmaris in Turkey (£325), Copenhagen (£335) and Salzburg in Austria (£362).

Post Office Travel Money said its survey of 2,106 UK adults showed that in hiring a car, 56% failed to take out excess waiver insurance that reduces the excess payable for accidents or theft to zero.

Even more (76%) did not take out insurance cover for tyre, undercarriage and window damage.
Andrew Brown, of Post Office Travel Money, said: "These figures make it clear that it is a false economy to cut costs by sticking to the basic cost when booking car rental online.
"We advise against taking a risk that could cost hundreds of pounds if your hire car suffers damage or is stolen."

There was no reference as to whether the Post Office offers  excess waiver insurance, however you can find a great choice of competitive providers here.

To view the article follow this link to the Express and Star. 

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