Alamo Rent A Car 2012 Pricing Now Live

Hi all,

We’ve had Florida car hire pricing from Alamo Rent A Car up for a while now, but today we’ve  finalised and uploaded rates for the rest of the USA including California , Las Vegas  and New York car hire for the whole of 2012 and up to and including March 2013.

What’s Included in our Alamo Rent A Car rates?

Fully Inclusive Rates

  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) which is a combination insurance of both Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Waiver. As long as you adhere to the rental policy of the supplier you will not be held responsible for the cost of replacement or repair to your hire vehicle.
  • Uninsured Motorist Protection (UMP) up to $1m Liability Cover. Offers an Uninsured/Underinsured/Hit-and-Run Motorist Protection (UMP) that provides the renter and family members traveling together in the rented vehicle with up to $1,000,000 of non-stacked coverage for bodily injury sustained while driving the rental car, and caused by another driver who has no insurance, minimal insurance, or is a hit-and-run driver.
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) up to $1m Liability Cover. All drivers included on the rental agreement will not be held liable for third party claims for bodily injury or property damage resulting from an accident.
  • Basic Roadside Assistance
  • All Taxes and Airport Fees.

Our gold rate extends the insurance to additional drivers and includes your first tank of fuel (pick up full return empty).

Can I leave a deposit to secure the hire?

Like the vehicle! Love the price! but don’t want to pay for it all now? No problem! with U.S. Rent A Car you can secure your vehicle and price by leaving only a £50.00 deposit.

No matter what happens to the Dollar ($), Euro (€) or the Pound (£) we guarantee your price will not change once your vehicle has been confirmed and your deposit processed. Simply book online and select the option to leave a £50.00 deposit when entering your payment details online.

The balance will be due 8 weeks before you travel. We will send you a reminder email a week before its due. This will be your opportunity to amend your payment details if you wish. Otherwise our system will automatically process the payment and issue your voucher..

Kind regards,


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Florida Car Hire Peak Season Charges For 2012

Hi all,

In late July and early August I posted about our suppliers releasing 2012 rates for Florida Car Hire which in itself was a bit of a novelty, in the past we have generally received bookable rates after the Summer peak season has finished, roughly around October time, so the early bird rates were much appreciated.

The interesting thing about these new rates is the introduction of a Florida peak season surcharge. Now I’ve been in car rental for around 10 years and this is the first time I can ever recall our suppliers issuing a peak season surcharge on rentals in Florida for Summer (July and August) and Winter (Christmas) 2012 so far in advance. At present there are peak season surcharges in place in every other location in the states apart from Florida.

We’ve had moments when suppliers have sold out or issued surcharges due to limited volume. They are usually issued a couple of weeks before pick up, at most a month, and are usually on the specialist vehicles like the Convertible and 12 & 15 seater minivans  but we’ve never received a full peak season surcharge a year in advance.

The terrible Tsunami that struck Japan this year caused problems for the car rental companies as supply of maintenance parts all but dried up, this did cause a very real shortage of available cars to rent, which utlimatley lead towards suppliers giving the option to contractors to either take an added surcharge or a very early stop sale.

How does this effect 2012

Suppliers are predicting that demand for USA car hire will exceed supply. Some of the main suppliers have actually decreased the amount of vehicles they have for hire and with a buoyant domestic market suppliers are proving more profitable by selling to their U.S. customer base.

The larger suppliers who have actually grown their fleet, for example Alamo, I imagine will want to protect themselves from the knock on effect caused by other suppliers selling out. I know that sounds weird, as surely they’d be happy with the extra business?

However companies like Alamo Rent A Car have contracts in place with major companies based on availability which they would not want to risk.

In my opinion peak season surcharges in Florida are here to stay for the time being, although over time we may see it become more vehicle specific, convertibles, 7, 8, 12 and 15 seater minivans spring to mind.

Remember these surcharges are not exclusively given to us, these surcharges are levied to all car hire brokers and tour operators in the UK and Europe.

Here at we are trying our best to swallow as much of the surcharge as possible and pushing our suppliers to extend the early bird rates we have at present for as long as possible, remember you can reserve your Florida Car Hire with a £50 deposit, the balance being due 8 weeks prior to departure.

What’s your take on Florida peak season surcharges?



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Budget Rent A Car Release 2012 Rates

Hi all,

Not as quick as Dollar Rent A Car, but miles faster than Alamo Rent A Car; Budget Rent A Car have today released early bird prices for 2012.

Our commercial department has begun to upload these rates and at present has introduced 2012 Florida Car Hire pricing including Orlando, Miami and Tampa to the site, next week they will upload pricing to the rest of the USA. customers can secure these 2012 rentals at 2011 pricing for just £50.00 with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Remember Budget Car Hire Includes

  • CDW
  • SLI
  • UMP
  • Taxes
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • 1 additional driver spouse or domestic partner.
  • Free upgrades (see terms)
  • Young Driver Packages

So now we are only waiting for Alamo…. come on Alamo…



 car hire USA Offering 2012 USA Car Hire

Hi all, are delighted to report that we have managed to negotiate early bird rates for 2012 with Dollar Rent A Car.

Usually USA car hire suppliers don’t release rates for 2012 until world travel market time in October, however after long talks we have managed to get them to agree to hold 2011 rates for pick ups up until and including October 2012.

Remember vehicles and prices can be secured by leaving a £50 deposit with the balance due 9 weeks prior to departure.

Quotes and bookings can be made by visiting



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