Nationwide Hire Saves Family Holidays for those Scared to Fly

Car and van hire experts Nationwide Hire is offering free European cover to the 30% of people with aviophobia- the fear of flying – in order to save family summer holidays.

For the past year the news of high profile plane crashes and disappearing flights have dominated headlines worldwide. It is no wonder that many people are now too scared to fly all together.

The Germanwings Airbus A320, en route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf follows other high profile cases including Air Flight France 447 in 2009 and Malaysian Airline Flights MH370 and MH17 last year. 

A fear of flying can destroy planned family holiday but fortunately, help is at hand. This summer, Nationwide Hire will offer free European cover to drivers taking to the open road instead of the open skies. This leaves families free to hop on a ferry and travel wherever their hearts desire within the continent.

While the journey may take a little longer, there are definite highlights to driving rather than flying, thanks to stunning pan-European routes such as the Basque Circuit to the Pas de Calias in France.

Anita Teague, Marketing Manager said, “No longer do families have to worry that their holidays have been ruined by a fright of flying. Experiences like no other await those who decide to travel the European roads.

“Nationwide Hire’s free European cover offers families total freedom to travel anywhere in Europe this summer without racking up a big insurance bill. Quick and easy, our hiring process is ideal for those who would rather not fly due to the stories we have heard in the headlines over the past year.

“With the latest mod cons, our cars offer brilliant comfort, ideal for families to sit back and soak up the scenes before them whether they are the Norwegian Fjords, the autobahn or the winding country roads of Spain.”

Nationwide Hire makes it easy for families to find a vehicle thanks to various renting spots across the UK. This allows any problems that may arise to be dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

Families can now pick up a car close to home with free European cover and go and explore the continent.

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About Nationwide Hire

Nationwide specialise in the supply of quality rental cars, vans, trucks, people carriers and mini buses to domestic and corporate businesses at competitive prices.

Working with an extensive network of suppliers, Nationwide Hire is able to offer the very best rental services which include a delivery and collection service.