Portugal Closing the Gap to its Mediterranean Neighbour says Rhinocarhire.com

9 February 2012 -  Early indications show that car hire in Portugal is closing the gap to its Mediterranean neighbour Spain. For decades Spain has led the way as the Mediterranean destination of choice, but Rhinocarhire.com are seeing a shift with holiday makers falling in love with its Iberian neighbour Portugal, for whilst Spain has suffered overdevelopment and has been hit hardest by the recession, canny Portugal still has open vistas and a more laid back approach to the beach holiday idea.

Bookings to the Algarve, Portugal's iconic holiday region, have shown an increase over 2011 in sharp contrast to the fortunes of its neighbour and this is paralleled by the number of car hire bookings registered by Rhinocarhire.com with car hire Faro Airportseeing the highest demand. Car hire in Faro is a popular choice for those visiting the Algarve and collecting direct from the airport is the most popular option due to convenience and competitive pricing.

A number of factors have fuelled the popularity of the Algarve; great beaches, delicious food, verdant countryside and a family friendly appeal. In the low season the region is also popular with golfers when they can get in a round in warm sunshine and with only a minimal risk of getting wet! 

Add to that the ease of getting around with car hire rates prices in the Algarve being amongst the lowest in Europe, currently from under GBP4 a day.

Phil Partridge, Rhino's Marketing Manager notes, 'Portugal has traditionally been in Spain's shadow in the holiday market but with Spain's woes putting off tourists and the value offered by Portugal, this could be Portugal's year to shine. We are offering cheap car hire in Portugal and are seeing online bookings soar as tourists make sure of getting the rental car they want by booking early. We have cars to suit all requirements whether you want to fit your set of clubs in or if you want child seats for your family holiday.'

*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 Rhinocarhire.com
Rhinocarhire.com 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 Rhinocarhire.com has established itself amongst the leading car hire websites. Comparing car hire rates at over 20,000 locations worldwide, Rhinocarhire.com offers the lowest prices to its customers, backed up by a dedicated customer support network.

For further information or to book car hire please visit www.rhinocarhire.com.


Beth Kendall
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Rhinocarhire.com 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, Rhinocarhire.com 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 Rhinocarhire.com’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, Rhinocarhire.com 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. Rhinocarhire.com 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, Rhinocarhire.com 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, Rhinocarhire.com 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, Rhinocarhire.com 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 www.rhinocarhire.com




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