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The Crusader: Rental car dispute happily resolved as customer fully refunded - Express.co.uk

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 13:48

Express.co.uk

The Crusader: Rental car dispute happily resolved as customer fully refunded
Express.co.uk
It also said no record of such damage existed prior to the hire although it did return a £45 administration fee. “This must have happened after it was signed off,” adds Clive who took photographs of the mark he made but not the whole car. “That was a ...

The Crafty Traveller: Why £20 for a week's car hire is not always a bargain - Daily Mail

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 17:02

Daily Mail

The Crafty Traveller: Why £20 for a week's car hire is not always a bargain
Daily Mail
According to the price-comparison website I'm looking at, I can rent an economy car – something like a Ford Fiesta – from Alicante airport for a week in August for £19.49. Sounds like an amazing bargain, doesn't it? But on closer inspection, the price ...

Holiday car hire hell: the hidden charges, damage fees and insurance scams to steer clear of this summer - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:04

Telegraph.co.uk

Holiday car hire hell: the hidden charges, damage fees and insurance scams to steer clear of this summer
Telegraph.co.uk
As the summer holidays get underway, many people holidaying abroad or here in the UK will be turning to car hire companies to help them get around. But with customer complaints increasing again, the hire car industry is rapidly becoming a byword for an ...

Metasearch mobile war begins: Skyscanner integrates hotels and car rental - Tnooz

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 08:42

Metasearch mobile war begins: Skyscanner integrates hotels and car rental
Tnooz
It's been a long time coming, but Skyscanner can finally go head-to-head with arch-rival Kayak on their respective mobile applications. The UK-based metasearch engine has this week added both hotel and car rental search to its existing mobile apps on ...

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Travel search giant Skyscanner merges its flights, hotels, and car hire services into a single app - VentureBeat

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:11

VentureBeat

Travel search giant Skyscanner merges its flights, hotels, and car hire services into a single app
VentureBeat
Skyscanner, one of the internet's oldest and largest travel search engines, has announced that it's pulling together its various search smarts under one roof, meaning that you'll now be able to dig out the best prices on flights, hotels, and rental ...

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15 country study worldwide of car hire costs surveying 5 car hire companies - ITCM

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:27

15 country study worldwide of car hire costs surveying 5 car hire companies
ITCM
To find the best value holiday car rental destinations, iCarhireinsurance.com, the leading provider of stand-alone car hire excess insurance, looked at the cost of a week's basic hire with four extras payable on arrival (i.e., excess waiver insurance ...

I was hit with charges despite having zero-excess car hire insurance - The Guardian

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:00

The Guardian

I was hit with charges despite having zero-excess car hire insurance
The Guardian
Car hire firms are increasingly charging for loss of use when there is an accident – this is the loss of rental income while the car is repaired. You did the right thing in buying excess cover. Ernesto Suarez, founder of iCarhireinsurance.com, says: “I ...

Car hire: it's a risky business - Independent Online

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 02:26

Independent Online

Car hire: it's a risky business
Independent Online
I'd think twice before renting a car, from the complaints I've encountered. Security deposits that are later fought over; damages claimed for after the fact; or a sudden, unexpected liability for damages, despite taking out what you thought was insurance.

Summer holiday essentials: car hire and driving abroad - The Independent

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 04:49

The Independent

Summer holiday essentials: car hire and driving abroad
The Independent
When you rent a car, the standard 21st-century travel rule – book online in advance for the best rate – applies. But the internet is full of traps for the unwary. Intense competition and price-comparison websites can make a toxic combination - as many ...

FSU law professor fought ex-wife in the courts until murderous end - Sun Sentinel

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 18:52

FSU law professor fought ex-wife in the courts until murderous end
Sun Sentinel
During a news conference June 2, police said they think Markel was killed in a murder-for-hire plot. They said it appeared to .... Cellphone records placed Garcia and Rivera in Tallahassee at the time of the killing and investigators said they had ...

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Brabant car hire companies work closely with criminals: police - NL Times

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 05:50

NL Times

Brabant car hire companies work closely with criminals: police
NL Times
Many car hire companies in Brabant are working hand in hand with criminals involved in serious crime, the Zeeland-West Brabant police revealed on Thursday after months of investigation. According to the police, these companies rent cars to criminals ...

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Philippines' Firebrand Leader Treads Carefully on Sea Ruling - Bloomberg

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 02:05

Bloomberg

Philippines' Firebrand Leader Treads Carefully on Sea Ruling
Bloomberg
The cost of the licenses -- whose supply the government controls to ease traffic snares -- may climb in the near term amid restricted supply and as buyers enter the market following the looser auto-loan rules. Over a longer period, the ... While ...

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In the Land of $87000 Corollas, Cars Got Pricier Again - Bloomberg

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 20:22

Bloomberg

In the Land of $87000 Corollas, Cars Got Pricier Again
Bloomberg
The cost of the licenses -- whose supply the government controls to ease traffic snares -- may climb in the near term amid restricted supply and as buyers enter the market following the looser auto-loan rules. Over a longer period, the ... While ...

Fahy details rental car scheme - Royal Gazette

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:32

Royal Gazette

Fahy details rental car scheme
Royal Gazette
Michael Fahy, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities, has announced the details of a plan to introduce rental cars to the island. While the move .... Have none of the detractors in this thread ever been on holiday an hired a car? Oh my god ...

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A Buyer's Guide to Arlington, Virginia - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:31

U.S. News & World Report

A Buyer's Guide to Arlington, Virginia
U.S. News & World Report
Once home to car repair shops and department stores, the Courthouse-Clarendon-Ballston neighborhoods have given birth to new shopping areas and restaurants. "Arlington is off the charts in terms of ... Giving them an option to rent could persuade the ...

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Beware of rip-offs - car hire hell can break the bank - Express.co.uk

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:19

Express.co.uk

Beware of rip-offs - car hire hell can break the bank
Express.co.uk
British holidaymakers forked out a staggering £475million on extra car hire charges last year, according to holiday comparison site TravelSupermarket.com. More than half have been overcharged on car rental, with one in five saying they never hire a car ...

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Elmwood Park man dies after shooting himself at Woodland Park firing range - NorthJersey.com

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 20:11

NorthJersey.com

Elmwood Park man dies after shooting himself at Woodland Park firing range
NorthJersey.com
The website says that males who are accompanied by a companion need only bring a valid ID (a driver's license of a passport) to rent a gun and shoot. Male shooters who come alone must present a ... Workers at the car wash next door said that within ...

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How car hire firms take you for a ride: But we've identified all the sneaky rip-offs you need to watch out for - This is Money

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:26

This is Money

How car hire firms take you for a ride: But we've identified all the sneaky rip-offs you need to watch out for
This is Money
When your number flashes up, you're allowed to enter the small, glass-fronted office and begin a lengthy registration process, before finally picking up the key to a rental car. Firefly, which is owned by giant hire firm Hertz, must know its waiting ...

Five myths about villa rentals - USA TODAY

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 16:38

USA TODAY

Five myths about villa rentals
USA TODAY
“The companies that we work with, like Villas of Distinction, hire local representatives who maintain the properties and act as a concierge team,” says Leavitt of Active Travels. “They will do all the tasks that a hotel concierge will do, like make ...

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British holidaymakers ripped off £475m in car hire charges last year - Express.co.uk

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:58

Express.co.uk

British holidaymakers ripped off £475m in car hire charges last year
Express.co.uk
Other findings reveal that one in five Brits (20%) admit that they never hire a car when on holiday abroad because they worry about being ripped off; more than half of Brits (51%) worry about hiring a car when abroad; and a similar number (53%) of ...

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