Holiday Autos

Holiday Autos

May 22, 2012 01:00 ET

Discounts on Car Hire Still to Be Had as Holiday Autos Silver Anniversary Sale Enters Final Week

WOKING, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - One in four (26%) family holidays get off to a bad start because of arguments about the amount of luggage parents take, according to research from the UK's leading leisure car hire broker, Holiday Autos.

As it enters the final week of its month-long birthday mega sale, Holiday Autos reminds travellers to think about the size of car they require before booking their holiday hire.

Contrary to popular belief, dads take marginally more luggage than mums on a beach holiday, including board games, DVDs and games consoles. Over-ambitious packing habits lead to almost a third (29%) of fathers admitting that they have had to leave items behind at an airport or similar because they just can't fit them in the car. Only 17% of women admit to the same thing.

Holiday Autos has put together "the rule of P" to help ease the packing nightmares to make sure the holidays are as relaxing as possible:

Follow the rule of P

  1. Plan - write a list and ask yourself "Do I really need this?"
  1. Pliable packaging - pack into soft holdalls, not hard-case or roll-along bags
  1. Pack it in - fill every gap, squeeze everything in
  1. Prepare for projectiles - avoid packing above the line of the back seats
  1. Pockets and pouches - maximise space in the car by using all stow compartments

Follow these rules and you'll be "en-route" to a carefree getaway. Summer holiday favourites such as Florida will benefit from a 25% discount on car hire bookings with Holiday Autos this week, as well as other great hotspots such as Rhodes and the stunning Heraklion. City breaks in Paris, Lisbon and Zurich will also prove value for money on the following dates:

Mon 21 May Florida
Tue 22 May Lisbon
Tue 22 May Oporto
Wed 23 May Paris
Thu 24 May Zurich
Fri 25 May Heraklion
Fri 25 May Rhodes

The car hire sale runs until 25 May and is valid for bookings until 31 October. It offers all customers the chance to save 25% on all selected cars in different locations each day for an exclusive 24 hour period only.

Isabelle Ratinaud, MD of Holiday Autos says "We've seen a huge amount of evolution in car hire over the 25 years we've been in business and thought it was only right to celebrate with an extra special offer. Hopefully our anniversary sale will encourage more people to book earlier to enable them to explore and fully enjoy their holiday destination this year, be it sunny beach breaks or cultural city getaways".

Full details of the sale, with a list of all sale locations and the terms and conditions applicable can be found at

About Holiday Autos:

Holiday Autos is the world's largest car hire broker operating in over 5,000 locations around the world. Working with partners including Avis, Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Budget, Holiday Autos offers competitively priced car hire and a high level of service to all its customers. As well car hire, Holiday Autos also offers campervan hire, van hire, prestige and hybrid car hire as well as chauffeur drive services through its consumer website.

Travellers can book directly at or by calling one of the customer services team on 0871 472 5229 between 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

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