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.
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.
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