BubbleBum UK Ltd

BubbleBum UK Ltd

June 02, 2015 02:00 ET

Rip-off Rentals: Child Booster Seat Hire Can Cost Up to GBP 26.58 a DAY!

LONDONDERRY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - June 2, 2015) - Families taking a holiday which involves car rental this summer are likely to be hit by extortionate car seat hire costs with charges of up to £26.58 a day in popular European destinations, new figures have revealed.

It would seem that in addition to half term holiday prices increasing by 3.7% year on year, parents are also being stung by added extras including car seat hire. Cities with the highest individual rental prices found in Europe were Rotterdam (£26.58/day), Salzburg (£26.02/day) and Berlin (£14.47/day). Outside of Europe, New Zealand was the most expensive destination at £24.43 a day with one provider.

Prices for car seat hire in the Greek Islands came in the cheapest with booster seats found for just £2.59/day in Cyprus and £3.52/day in Greece.

The research, carried out by BubbleBum, the innovative UK and US-based children's travel solutions company, also found that the cost of car seat hire was capped at around £60 per week - the equivalent to the cost of buying two car booster seats or travel booster seats. And if you are hiring a car seat it also pays to shop around with prices varying wildly between providers. In Rotterdam, for instance, one provider charged over 700% more than any other.

Grainne Kelly, founder of BubbleBum comments: 'Taking the family abroad during peak season can often break the bank as travel companies hike up their prices outside of term times. However it seems that hidden extras like car seat hire are driving prices up even further.

'Child car seat rental charges differ massively between popular family destinations and parents may need to consider additional charges as the unexpected add-on can be as extortionate as the car hire itself.'

Click here for link to downloadable copy of European booster seat hire costs as researched by BubbleBum.

BubbleBum is a UK and US-based travel solutions' company. Founded by multi-award winner, Grainne Kelly the company's first product - a revolutionary inflatable car seat booster has sold in 26 countries. The BubbleBum seat booster provides the cost-effective, portable, lightweight, brightly coloured, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11 that easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or mums can carry it in rucksacks or handbags, making it perfect for holidays, rental cars, taxis, coach journeys, school trips or car pooling.

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