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

August 7 Seater Minivan Special Offer

Hi all,

Just a quick blog to let you know we have reduced some of the? prices on our U.S. Rent? A Car Allocated product in Florida. We have also reduced our GOLD rate by on average ?20 per week.

The stand out offer is the 7str Minivan fully inclusive and including 1 additional driver for only ?169.00 per week for collections in August 2009.

The allocated producted is available from most major Florida Airport locations, if your looking to collect from a downtown office it maybe worth giving us a call to see if we can stretch the offer to your prefered collection point.

Sorry but these offers are only available to new bookings.

One final thing, please accept my apologies but our call centre will be closed tomorrow so essential maintence work can be completed.



Car Hire USA – Its a man’s world….

Hi all,

This weeks blog is statistics* based, don’t worry its not one of those positive PR exercises where I tell you car hire sales for are up by blah blah blah, its more about you, our customers.

Percentage of Men who are the lead driver

83% off all our bookings have the lead driver as a male.

Average age of driver

The average age of?these drivers is 37.

Most popular vehicle

The 7 seater minivan is still the most popular vehicle we rent.

Most poplar first name

The most likely Christian name of our drivers is David.

Most popular collect point

(MCO) Orlando International Airport

So if you reading this and your name is David, you are 37 and you require a 7 Seater Minivan from Orlando International, its more than likely we will be providing your car hire ;-)


Why do you think more men are lead drivers than women?

Do you fall in to any of these categories?



*Statistics are based on bookings made from 01 Jan 09 until 10 Mar 09 covering all collection dates and locations.

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