Friday 21 December 2012

Car hire company Offers Travellers a Cheaper Alternative to Trains for Going Home This Christmas

Car rental brokers, Holiday Autos who are celebrating 25 years in business this year, are reminding the British public to book car hire now in time for the seasonal holidays as a cheap alternative to train travel.

The company released a news item yesterday saying that Since 1987, Holiday Autos have been brokering car hire deals for travellers in over 70 countries across the globe and this year, they anticipate an increase in demand for rental cars as drivers across the British Isles make their way home to friends and family for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

With most industries closing for a few days, the festive season is the busiest throughout the year for travel, and with rail operators across the UK announcing that ticket prices will be increasing, the cost of train travel could mean that for many families, journeys across country to be with relatives will be too expensive to undertake.

A spokesperson for Holiday Autos said, "We understand how expensive travel can be. Whether for work or leisure, transport is becoming one of the most expensive outgoings in many households so the government's recent u-turn on an increase in fuel prices is a welcome one. However, the Christmas and New Year holidays are the one time of year when friends and family should be able to get together and we are committed to finding drivers the best deals to make sure that doing that doesn't break the bank."

Commuters across the country are feeling the pinch of rising travel costs as train operators increase fares, in some cases by as much as 17%, an inflation-busting increase which has angered travellers and unions alike.


The TUC's Action for Rail Campaign is set to launch a series of initiatives this week to encourage commuters to speak out against unfair pricing. Passengers at 50 stations across the UK will be handed festive cards with a difference; traditional seasonal greetings have been replaced with information detailing an anticipated rail service in 2013 that will not only be more expensive, but one which will be making staff and service cuts and effectively offering travellers a worse service for a higher price.

Commuters who receive the cards are being encouraged to take action and to contact their local MPs to campaign for legislative changes which enforce fair pricing strategies with rail operators who are all earning substantial profits.

To find about more about Holiday Autos, visit http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/cgi-bin/liveweb.sh/QSearch.w?ctryref=GBR&lang=EN&aff=xjeffreymilnerltd

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