Shortage Of Minivan’s For Christmas Leads To Price Rise

Hi all,

As we mentioned back at the beginning of October, a Christmas car hire surcharge is on its way and yesterday we got further confirmation as Alamo Rent A Car increased the prices for Minivans by up to $100.00 a week across the UK.

The price increase effects 7 seater minivans, 8 seater minivans and 15 seater minivans picked up between the 14/12/11 and 31/12/11, effectively the whole Christmas period. Don’t fear, if you previously took our advice and booked early your car hire USA price will not alter.

Dollar Rent A Car have issued a stop sale warnings across their Minivan fleet, basically stating they are all but sold out for the Christmas period, again if you have already booked your USA Car Rental then this will not effect you.

Budget Rent A Car issued their own peak season surcharge back in April, obviously realising the Christmas period would require handling with kid gloves. At present this places them in quite a strong Minivan position however we have still received word that they are monitoring their UK tour op fleet closely.

If you haven’t already done so, I would advise booking your Christmas Car Hire as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.



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Alamo Issue Availability Warning For Florida

Hi guys,

Just a quick heads up, just received a call about Alamo Rent A Car warning us that 7 Seaters, 8 Seaters and 15str Minivans for July and August are close to going on stop sale.

Stop sale is car hire terminology that basically mean’s the supplier has rented out all of those specific vehicles.

Reasons for the stop sale can only be speculated about perhaps the  popularity of Harry Potter at Universal is one reason.

On a plus note at present Budget Rent A Car and Dollar Rent A Car have stated that their fleet utilisation is running to plan and they have no intention of issuing stop sales.

7 seater minivans and 8 seater minivan can be rented by visiting

Kind regards,

James Thomas,

U.S. Rent A

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