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December 08, 2010 02:31 ET

Car Hire Turkey-Wide Expected to Surge Following World Travel Awards

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - The World Travel Awards recently took place in Antalya, Turkey and proved to be very successful for the country, who won a number of awards for their huge contribution in the last year to the tourism industry.

Turkey has increased in popularity recently with scores of people visiting the country for an affordable holiday in the sun without breaking the bank.

The country picked up various awards, including 'Europe's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Europe's Leading Airline', 'Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel', 'Europe's Leading Luxury Resort', 'Europe's Leading Meetings and Conference Hotel', 'Europe's Leading Tourist Board', the 'Special Achievement Award to Talha Görgülü' and 'Europe's Leading Destination' for Istanbul.'

This award in particular gave the city cause for a double celebration, as Istanbul's star is in ascendance at the moment already after it was voted the 2010 European Capital of Culture.

Auto Europe, a leader in worldwide care rental services, has certainly noticed the impact on their business: 'Turkey has definitely become more of an increasingly prominent destination for car hire lately. Recent market research revealed it was voted second most popular destination for UK tourists and PricewaterhouseCoopers stated the tourism industry is expected to expand by more than 12 per cent between 2010 and 2013. It is fantastic news for the country on winning all of these awards and we expect to see more car hire Turkey-wide as more people travel there to see more of this stunning country.'

However, there were some brilliant awards given to other countries that Auto Europe work closely with too, including Lisbon, who were crowned 'Winner of the Best European City Break' for the second consecutive year.

Auto Europe provide car hire Lisbon-wide and commented: 'We are thrilled that Lisbon have won this award. They thoroughly deserve the award and we are not surprised, as they are one of our top European destinations for car hire.

Another top car hire destination for Auto Europe who won on the night was Cape Town, who took home the prize for Winner of Best Destination in Africa. The car hire company currently have a thriving car hire Cape Town service, thanks to South Africa's many visiting tourists.

There were other awards too for travel companies, organisations and destinations in over 50 countries across Europe as well as a section dedicated to Africa, the Indian Ocean and another for the Middle East.

About Auto Europe:

Auto Europe has been a leader in worldwide car hire services for over 50 years. Recently the company has expanded to include over 8,000 car hire destinations worldwide. The company strives to provide competitive rates and the best service available under the motto "customers should not expect less because they pay less."

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