Discovery Cove Special Offer £10 Off Per Ticket

Hi all,

The title kind of says it all…

We are currently offering a further £10.00 discount per ticket on all discovery cove swims and non swims for 2011 and 2012.

Pricing

Discovery Cove Choice of Adventure; Swim with either SeaWorld or Busch Gardens

Dates                                                            Normal Price Sale Price

05/07/11 – 21/08/11                                         £176.66 £166.66

22/08/11 – 31/08/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

01/09/11 – 05/09/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

06/09/11 – 30/09/11                                         £126.94 £116.94

01/10/11 – 15/10/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

16/10/11 – 22/10/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

23/10/11 – 28/11/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

29/11/11 – 18/12/11                                         £126.94 £116.94

19/12/11 – 23/12/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

24/12/11 – 31/12/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

Discovery Cove Ultimate Ticket Swim including SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens

Dates                                                            Normal Price  Sale Price

05/07/11 – 21/08/11                                         £204.29 £194.29

22/08/11 – 31/08/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

01/09/11 – 05/09/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

06/09/11 – 30/09/11                                         £154.56 £144.56

01/10/11 – 15/10/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

16/10/11 – 22/10/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

23/10/11 – 28/11/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

29/11/11 – 18/12/11                                         £154.56 £144.56

19/12/11 – 23/12/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

24/12/11 – 31/12/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

Non-Swim prices available

Call our reservations department on 0845 226 8523 to check pricing and availability, 2012 prices also available.

About Discovery Cove

Welcome to this exquisite tropical island paradise. Discovery Cove® gives you the unique opportunity to swim and play with a beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, snorkel amongst colourful fish in the Tropical Reef, glide with rays and relax on white sand beaches.

As a reservation only experience, which is limited to a capacity of about 1000 guests a day, it’s a rare opportunity to set your own pace. Offered on an all-inclusive basis with breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks included nothing is going to tax you…

Regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Wait Time with usrentacar.co.uk®

Hi all,

Apologies if I’m boring you with our new car hire app, but the launch has been very exciting for us and I cannot promise that these posts will stop any time soon :-) .

Over the weekend, supported by a very good download Friday, the usrentacar.co.uk app reached the giddy heights of 67th in the app store travel  chart! For a niche car hire app we feel this is a great achievement so a BIG thank you to all of those who have downloaded it.

Now back to the main point of this post.

One of the main and unique parts to the usrentacar voucher app is our Wait Time feature.

What is Wait Time?

The Wait Time feature tells our customer’s the average time it takes  to collect their vehicle from their specific location with their specific supplier.

How does it work?

The Wait Time system is ultimately run by you, the app user. When you collect your rental using our app, you are given the option to add your own Wait Time, these wait times are collected by our app which then displays the average time of collection at that location with that supplier.

Why are you telling us this now?

The reason I mention this is we have just had our first set of results back which I thought I’d share. A lot of the wait times were provided from collection at Orlando International Airport and Los Angeles Airport.

  • Collection with Dollar from Los Angeles Airport – 15 mins
  • Collection with Alamo from Orlando International Airport – 20 mins
  • Collection with Dollar Orlando International Airport – 30 mins
  • Collection with Dollar from Tampa International Airport – 10 mins
  • Collection with Alamo from Maui Airport – 15 mins
  • Collection with Alamo from San Francisco Airport – 10 mins

So get involved with the new Wait Time feature and add your own time by downloading our app from Itunes – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/usrentacar/id427152889?mt=8&ls=1#

regards

James

3-Park SeaWorld®, Aquatica® and Busch Gardens Ticket For Only £71.00

Hi all,

Not only do we offer amazingly cheap florida car hire but we are now offering you a better deal on your theme park tickets.

At the moment and for a limited time, usrentacar.co.uk is offering the popular  3-Park SeaWorld®, Aquatica® and Busch Gardens Ticket for an incredible £71.00 per adult and £65.00 per child.

The ticket offers 14 days unlimited admission to Aquatica®, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld® offering truly great value.

Not only are we offering these tickets at a great price we promise not to add on any nasty extra’s like credit card charges or delivery charges.

So don’t delay, book today by calling usrentacar.co.uk on 0845 226 8523.

regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Celebration Exotic Car Festival 2011

Hi all,

If you happen to be in Florida between 7th and 10th of April 2011, you might like to take the opportunity to visit the 8th annual Celebration Exotic Car Festival children’s charity event.

This four-day event showcases North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars and iconic Hollywood movie cars, coming together to help children with life threatening medical conditions. Experience the legendary Sebring Raceway, meet the country’s most renowned celebrity chefs at the Jetport Food and Wine Party; enjoy the world class exotic car concours set along the waterfront of Celebration, participate in the acclaimed road rally and more!

Here is the 2009 highlights video of this great spectacular.

Directions to the event can be found here – http://www.celebrationexoticcars.com/2011/directions.php

regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Which Car Makes And Models Are Our Customers Collecting In March?

Hi all,

One of my more popular series of posts mentioned vehicles that our customers were actually collecting – SUV’s , Convertibles and Minivans.

I thought I’d revisit these posts and offer an idea of the car rentals being collected in March 2011

Sports Utility Vehicles

The Sports Utility Vehicle has been a big seller in 2011, with the intermediate SUV being the pick of the bunch.

Mrs K Horsefield collected an Intermediate SUV from Orlando International Airport with Dollar Rent A Car on the 11/03/11 and got a Ford Escape.

Mr J Hyde collected a Standard SUV from Las Vegas International Airport again with Dollar Rent A Car on the 15/03/11 and got a Grand Jeep Cherokee.

Mr M Ding collected a 7str SUV from Washington Dulles Airport with Alamo Rent A Car on the 14/03/11 and got a Ford Expedition.

Convertibles

Our customers love convertibles, especially the Ford Mustang So you’ll be happy to know that the first 3 customers I checked all received Ford Mustangs.

Mr I Prideaux collected a Ford Mustang from Kissimmee with Dollar Rent A Car on the 05/03/11.

Mr N Foxall collected a Ford Mustang from Orlando International Airport with Dollar Rent A Car on the 15/03/11.

Mr C Beckett completed his rental of a Ford Mustang at Miami International Airport with Budget Rent A Car on the 15/03/11

Minivans

Large families and groups take advantage of these larger vehicles.

Mr R Tooby collected a 12 str minivan from Fort Lauderdale with Dollar Rent A Car on the 06/03/11 and got a Ford E350.

Mr S Carver collected a 7 Seater Minivan from Sanford Airport with Budget Rent A Car on the 15/03/11 and got a Dodge Caravan.

Mrs L Young collected an 8 Seater minivan from Tampa International Airport with Alamo Rent A Car and got a Toyota Sienna.

I hope you find this usual. If there is a category of vehicle you would like me to check or a specific pick up location please let me know by commenting below.

Regards,

James

 car hire USA

3 Parks For The Price Of 2 SeaWorld, Aquatica & Busch Gardens Ticket

Hi all,

Going to Orlando or Tampa? Want to visit some of the best theme parks inFlorida? usrentacar.co.uk is offering the very popular 3 Parks Ticket including SeaWorld – the world’s best loved marine park, Aquatica - is Orlando’s whimsical, one-of-a-kind water park that could only come from SeaWorld and Busch Gardens – the extraordinary African themed park at a great low price.

The 3 Parks Ticket is valid for 14 consecutive days of unlimited admission to all three parks.

Price

3-Parks for the price of 2 ADULT tickets – £71.00 per ticket.

3-Parks for the price of 2 CHILD (3-9) tickets – £65.00 per ticket.

  • NO Credit Card Charges
  • NO Postage

To Book

You can either book online at the same time you are making your Orlando car hire booking or alternatively you can call our reservations department on  0845 226 8523 and our reservation staff will happily book them up for you.

regards.

James

 Florida car hire

usrentacar.co.uk Guide To Discovery Cove Orlando

Hi all,

To celebrate our recent deal to offer our customers Discovery Cove Tickets I thought I’d list some useful information regarding this amazing experience provided by our friends at SeaWorld.

About Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive tropical getaway and the only place to experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer. Swim with dolphins and feel the mysterious, inspiring connection that draws you in and holds you captivated. Don a mask and snorkel in the Tropical Reef, a breathtaking underwater world teeming with thousands of exotic tropical fish and graceful rays. Take time to enjoy the songs and vibrant colors of birds from all over the world in the Explorer’s Aviary.

Discovery Cove Insider Tips

  • If you are planning on visiting Discovery Cove during the summer or near a holiday, you should book your reservation at least one month prior to your intended visit to ensure availability as these timeframes tend to book early.
  • Discovery Cove provides all guests with swim vests and/or wetsuits, a mask and snorkel, towels and beach chairs. Discovery Cove will also provide guests with a sample of specially formulated sunscreen that is safe for use in the animal habitats.
  • Guests should bring their own swimsuits, and, if they choose, water socks or rubber pool shoes, hat, sunglasses and cover-up or dry clothes.
  • Discovery Cove guests may not wear jewelry, for the safety of the animals.
  • Discovery Cove provides complimentary transportation to and from SeaWorld Orlando on the day of the Discovery Cove visit. We also provide complimentary transportation to Busch Gardens Tampa for guests whose Discovery Cove package includes admission to Busch Gardens.

Water Temperature

The temperature of our pools remains constant throughout the year. The fresh water Serenity Bay and Wind-away River are maintained around 86 F (30 C). The salt water dolphin pools, and Tropical Reef are 77 F (25 C).

Discovery Cove Review

Mr J Williamson, UK.

Discovery cove is such a beautiful, tropcial oasis in the middle of orlando. It is such a relaxing break from the normal theme parks. I know it seems expensive for a day out but when you consider everything thats included its really worth the money. The food provided is very good too, with a wide range of variety. The dolphins are beautiful and sop gentle. The whole experience will forever be etched in my memory. I would highly recommend discovery cove to everyone.

What are your experiences of Discovery Cove?

Remember you can now book your Discovery Cove adventure with usrentacar.co.uk by calling us on 0845 226 8523.

Regards

James

 Florida car hire

Florida Automated Tolls – All-Electronic Open Road Tolling

Hi all,

Just thought I’d make you aware of the new automated toll booths being operated in Florida.

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has moved forward with implementing all-electronic open road tolling, which allows customers on Florida’s Turnpike to pay tolls without slowing down or stopping. With all-electronic open road tolling, traditional tollbooths have been removed and ALL customers pay their tolls electronically, through either SunPass transponders or a new “TOLL-BY-PLATE” program. With the elimination of tollbooths, customers experience a safer, faster and more convenient ride to their destination. All-electronic open road tolling is better for the environment because cars are not stopping and idling at the toll plazas, which reduces emissions and improves customers’ gas mileage.

The Turnpike has completed the first conversion to all-electronic open road tolling on the southern 47 miles of the Turnpike, from U.S. 1 in Florida City to the Miami-Dade/Broward County line. The conversion was implemented on February 19, 2011.

SunPasses or equivalent will be available from the supplier locally. I have contacted our three main suppliers Alamo, Budget and Dollar to enquire about the lost, their response’s were as follows.

Alamo Rent A Car

In FL if the customer drives on an unmanned toll road they are charged the Tollpass Convenience Charge (TCC) of $2.00 per day (not to exceed $6.00 per rental) plus the cost of the tolls.  The TCC is only for those days where they actually incur a toll.  As an example if the customer has a 7 day rental but only drives on a toll road 1 day and incurs a $.50 toll they will be charged $2.50  ($2.00 for the TCC and $.50) for the toll. This fee is charged from the HTA.

Budget Rent A Car

We offer our customer the chance to purchase the Eazipass locally at a cost of $2.95 per day or $10 per week.

Dollar Rent A Car

We are locally offering our Pre Pay Toll product, Pass 24 to customer when they collect and return their hire car.  If the renter does not take the Pass 24 product we will charge them along with a $25 admin fee for each toll fine received during their rental. Therefore, every customer that rents a car is asked to sign a disclaimer about the $25 admin charge. The Pass 24 product is charged locally at $5.95 a day or $27.95 a week plus taxes and fees.

Have you had any experience of this?

What do you think of the new toll system?

regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Top 10 Rudest Cities In America

Hi all,

Travel and Leisure survey readers and asked them to rate 35 cities on 54 features which included affordable hotels, quality of restaurants, romantic possibilities and overall personality of residents.

Top 10 Rudest Cities

  1. Los Angeles
  2. New York City
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Miami
  5. Washington DC
  6. Boston
  7. Baltimore
  8. Las Vegas
  9. Orlando
  10. Dallas Fort Worth

The full list can be viewed here

What do you think of the list above?

Have you had experience of rudeness from the top 10 cities?

Regards,

James

 car hire USA

Ever Wondered What Vehicles Our Customers Are Collecting?

Hi all,

If you’ve every wondered what vehicles our customers are collecting at present our new review section is something that will interest you.

The review section is specific to the location, supplier and car category you are looking to hire. All the information added comes from our own customers.

Example

?So for instance, if you are interested in hiring a convertible vehicle from Orlando International Airport with our supplier Budget Rent A Car our customer review section shows on the 24/12/10 our customer Mr. Hannett picked up a Ford Mustang.

Although we can never guarantee make or model of any of our suppliers vehicles we hope this exclusive and unique services will give our customers a better idea of what they could possibly be collecting.

What do you think of our latest innovation?

Regards,

James

 car hire USA


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