Economic Slowdown Precipitates Rental Car Shortages in Spain

The European financial crisis has impacted many areas of the tourist industry. One unexpected side-effect was the widespread shortage of rental cars in Spain in the Summer of 2009.

The situation is likely to be repeated in the Summer of 2010. Matt May spokeman for  UK company Blue Valley Car Hire who provide car hire at Malaga Airport in the Costa del Sol explains. “In Spain, many of the rental car companies rely on hiring in additional cars during the busy periods such as Easter and Summer to boost the size of their rental car fleets. The credit crunch in Europe has made it much more difficult for these companies to temporarily obtain additional cars for the busy periods, and the result is spiralling prices and a general car hire shortage. Many people turning up at the Spanish airports without a pre-booked car last Summer discovered that there were no rental cars available.”

tt continues “we are anticipating a similar situation in 2010, so we recommend that people book as early as possible. The situation in the busiests locations such as Alicante and Malaga in 2009 was very frustrating for tourists hoping to pick up a holiday rental car bargain. By booking early you will guarantee that a car is reserved in your name, and avoid having to pay the higher prices on arrival at the airport.”

For more information on how to book a car at Malaga Airport please visit our website.

Sender Name:                    Matt May

Sender E-mail:                  enquiries@malagacarhirespain.com

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