Greece Car Hire To Play A Part in Hopes For Increased Tourism in 2012

The problems besetting the Euro, ignited partly by the Greek budget deficit, has seen it fall against major currencies such as the dollar, the rouble and the pound, making holidays to Greece and the Greek Islands up to 20% cheaper than 2011 for tourists from the UK, Russia and the USA. Most of the world’s economies are suffering and families, who are desperate to get away but want value for money, are taking a long look at Greece.

Already is seeing increased bookings for car hire in Greece and in particular car hire Athens indicating that the hoped for rise in tourists may come to fruition. Rhino is keen to point out that Greece isn’t just about the mainland and travellers are taking advantage of the lower prices to visit many of the islands that are accessible from Athens including Andros, Mykonos, Paros and Naxos, all of which have the availability of car hire through

Whilst the mainland has more than its fair share of history and archaeology, especially in and around Athens with its iconic Acropolis and the Parthenon, the islands tempt tourists with beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. Car hire Corfu is proving a popular choice for holiday makers in 2012 with bookings from the Airport proving the most popular on the Island.

Marketing manager, Phil Partridge comments, "Greece is in real trouble and to help escape the problem, the country is trying to attract foreign earnings through tourism. We have already launched a marketing campaign for Greece and its islands and are seeing higher than usual early bookings indicating that the campaign is succeeding."

Car rental rates are also very low with prices starting from £11 in Athens, further encouraging travellers, especially families where budgets are tight, to choose Greece and its islands this summer.

*prices based on 7 days rental of mini class vehicle during February 2012 – prices correct at time of going to press and subject to availability.

About launched in June 2008 and quickly made an impact in the on-line car hire market. Voted 'Best Car Hire Website 2010' at the Travolution Awards has established itself amongst the leading car hire websites. Comparing car hire rates at over 20,000 locations worldwide, offers the lowest prices to its customers, backed up by a dedicated customer support network.

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About Us is an award-winning online car hire company, perfect for those seeking cheap car hire for a summer or ski holiday, city break or business trip. Launched in June 2008, has quickly established itself as one of the leading car hire websites operating in over 20,000 locations worldwide and comparing rates with over 550 leading suppliers to offer the lowest prices, albeit for just one day or for an extended visit. Voted 'Best Car Hire Website 2010' at the Travolution Awards, it is backed up by a dedicated customer support network in the UK. Its success is attributable to’s constant development of the services it offers to its customers. With a whole range of cars available, from budget to luxury as well as 4x4s and cabriolets, has a vehicle for every climate and road condition. Choose from a small Toyota Yaris, perfect for whizzing around a city, or an open-top Mercedes, ideal for cruising the coast. For family holidays, the company offers child safety seats and for winter travel, snow chains and snow tyres are available. can also arrange for one-way rentals and young drivers over 21 to hire a car. Marketing Manager, Phil Partridge, comments, “We pride ourselves in providing unbeatable car hire. Unlike many online car hire websites, include many extra costs in the basic rental rate; complimentary roadside assistance, collision damage waiver, vehicle theft waiver and liability insurance. This helps prevent any costly surprises after the booking is made.” Committed to keeping customers on track, also offer satellite navigation systems and a new Route Planner is available on the website. Other extras on the site include a Drive Smart Blog. This handy facility includes rules of the road and travel advice for all of the major countries, from which side of the road the Japanese drive on to tips on how to negotiate the German Autobahns. Additional services include low-cost UK airport parking. Within easy reach of all the UK's major airports such as Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and lots more, offers both on-site and off-site secure parking with meet and greet services available. Customers can book online for same day hire. The website is interactive and displays a choice of cars and prices, subject to availability. For further information or to book car hire visit




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