Monday 28 February 2011

Car hire costs plummet according to PR from Economy Car Hire

Chris Spponer from Economy Car Hire Ltd has issued a Press Release today 28th February - The cost of car hire has plummeted in recent months as car hire companies compete for winter bookings. In some areas prices have become so low that car hire companies are actually making a loss.

The release says that "The cost of car hire has plummeted in recent months as car hire companies compete for winter bookings. In some areas prices have become so low that car hire companies are actually making a loss.

As prices become unsustainably low, car rental companies look for other ways to increase revenue. Traditionally, car rental companies have sold extra insurances directly to the customer on arrival; however, most car hire brokers and websites now offer their own insurance to the customer at the time of booking which is reducing the potential for an up-sell on arrival.

In recent years, many car rental companies have found a way to increase revenue by taking payment for a full tank of fuel when the customer collects the car and asking them to return it empty. Often no refund will be given for unused fuel.

Customers are very unhappy about this situation, as vehicles are rarely returned empty. The price of fuel has risen significantly over the past few years, and customers are becoming more aware of this practise.

With a variety of potential hidden extras, customers are advised to check very carefully when booking car hire, as there can be a lot of difference between car hire deals and headline prices cannot be compared on a like-for-like basis.

It is important to remember that if a price that looks too good to be true, it often is says Managing Director of Economy Car Hire Rory Sexton. The car hire market is very price sensitive, consumers would be sensible to consider at all the costs they may incur, including fuel, to make sure they really are getting the best deal.

Economy Car Hire provides fully-inclusive car hire services in over 22 countries worldwide, including the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece (mainland and islands), Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey, Jamaica and Australia.

Prices are fully-inclusive, with no insurance excess (hence no collision damage waiver necessary), unlimited mileage, free additional driver, no airport surcharges, and theft loss waiver included."

Economy Car Hire are based in the UK and established in the year 2000, Economy Car Hire Ltd specializes in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece and the Greek Islands, Slovenia, and Malta.

Find out more Here and make a car hire booking today with Economy Car Hire

Saturday 26 February 2011

Apollo Motorhome Holidays has joined forces with Hertz

February 25th 2011 - Australian success story Apollo Motorhome Holidays has joined forces with renowned car rental company Hertz.

Hertz this week announced its expansion into the motorhome holiday market in mainland Australia and New Zealand thanks to a new partnership with recreational vehicle giant Apollo Motorhome Holidays.

Under the alliance, from April 1, 2011, Apollo Motorhome Holidays will provide car rental from select Australian and New Zealand locations and various downtown and airport branches, ensuring customers have access to Hertz rental cars alongside Apollo’s extensive range of campervans and motorhomes.

The deal is a partnership made in motoring heaven. Apollo is the world’s largest privately owned recreational vehicle operator, with a fleet of 3000 plus vehicles across 23 rental branches in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. On the other hand, Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand.

Brisbane brothers Luke and Karl Trouchet are the driving force at the helm of Apollo Motorhome Holidays - an extraordinary Australian institution. The business began in 1985 in the backyard of the Trouchet family home at Victoria Point when Luke and Karl’s parents, Gus and Carolyn, bought a pop-top campervan that they began renting out at weekends. The campervan was so popular, the family purchased more vans and so began the birth of a multi-million dollar Australian company. Gus and Carolyn handed over the keys for the business to Luke and Karl in 2001 and together, these dynamic brothers have taken the company to the world.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays now employs 300 plus people in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada and despite its overseas expansion, Apollo Motorhome Holidays continues to hold a place in the hearts of Australians, its popularity ensuring half of the company’s fleet is based on home soil.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays is now Australia’s biggest and best campervan rental company. In addition to renting motorhomes, Apollo also designs and builds its entire fleet through its sister-company Talvor Motorhomes – Australia’s largest manufacturer of recreational rental vehicles.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays CEO Luke Trouchet said he was thrilled with the Hertz partnership, which will give Apollo customers more choice thanks to the extensive range of Hertz car rental options available. “As our company continues to grow and expand, this is an exciting new business partnership not only for us but for our valued customers,” he said.
“Now our customers have easy access to the best of both words – recreational vehicles and rental cars. This is one more step forward in our bold expansion plans.”

Apollo Motorhome Holidays, a proudly Australian and family owned company, has branch locations throughout Australia at Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney as well as in New Zealand,the United States and Canada.

Source: Apollo Car Rental & Motorhome

Looking for Motorhome / Campervan hire excess insurance? Questor Insurance and Worldwide Insure advertise their Motorhome excess insurance at: http://www.insurance4carrental.com/Motorhome_excess.htm

Driving in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,South Africa,USA or Europe? Take a lool at these specialist guides at http://www.insurance4carrental.com/Guides_to_driving_abroad_Summary.htm

Thursday 24 February 2011

Halo Insurance partners with Chubb in Germany

Thursday 24th February 2011. POSTonline has today reported that Halo Insurance has launched in the German motor insurance sector after partnering with Chubb insurance.

According to the online report at http://www.postonline.co.uk/post/news/2028601/halo-enters-german-market
Halo's new website, leihwagenversicherung.de offers car hire, van hire and car club excess insurance policies, with the products underwritten by Chubb. The new venture follows Halo's UK launch of Icar Hire Insurance.

Ernesto Suarez, founder and chief executive of Halo Insurance said, "We launched in the UK last year and the response has been even better than we had anticipated. We are rapidly growing and launching into Germany is the logical next step in our expansion plans.

"Germany has the largest number of hire car drivers in Europe yet the excess insurance market is in need of reform, so we expect there to be significant demand for products like ours. The Car Rental desks only offer expensive daily excess policies so it is likely that our annual policies will be especially popular in such a financially savvy country.

He added: "Partnering with Chubb in Germany will give us even greater credibility. They are well known for their high quality claims service and we know that working in partnership with them will give our customers the best possible experience."

Richard Gorely, product development manager of Chubb Insurance said, "Halo is an exciting business with ambitious plans. They have reinvigorated the car hire excess insurance market in the UK. We are looking forward to working with them on their launch into Germany and forthcoming European projects."

In March 2010 Halo Insurance launched the English language version - Icarhireinsurance.com. They offer car hire excess insurance from just £2.99 a day and van hire excess insurance from £6.99 a day.

Find out more HERE TODAY

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Excess Charges on Hire Cars increased by car rental companies

moneymaxim.co.uk, a car hire excess insurance comparison website has today issued a news release - "Car Rental Firms Increase Excess Charges on Hire Cars"

Wednesday 23rd February, 2011: Research from moneymaxim.co.uk, home to the UK’s only car hire insurance comparison service, shows that car rental companies are increasing the excess charges renters are liable for.

Exclusive moneymaxim research reveals that while car rental firms jockey to be the most competitive on price comparison sites by reducing prices, they are stealthily increasing the level of excess charges a driver remains liable for.

As a result moneymaxim.co.uk are urging holidaymakers when booking car hire to check car hire excesses carefully.

In major tourist destinations such as France and Italy these excesses are commonly reaching €1,500, but the moneymaxim study has shown that new highs are being reached in Australia, where a Sydney rental from CarHire3000, part of the Travel Jigsaw group, could, where single vehicle accidents are involved, result in excesses of up to Aus$7,700 (£4,800) being charged.*

Mark Bower, Managing Director at moneymaxim.co.uk says; “This year we have seen new heights in the level of excesses that car hirers are being charged by car rental companies. Whereas in the past these may have been a few hundred pounds they are now, in many instances, well over a thousand pounds.

“This also has the added benefit to car rental firms of making the refusal of their ‘excess protection policies’ more difficult when drivers discover the potential charges they can be liable for in the case of an accident or theft.

“The price of their excess protection policies can now often be in the region of €15 a day - not only is this excessive - sometimes eclipsing the charge of the car hire itself - but the policies often exclude a number of potential areas of claim, such as punctures, windscreen or mirror damage too.”

Many of these car rental companies have limited excess cover on their policies, meaning holidaymakers involved in an accident or having their car hire broken into or stolen can still be severely out of pocket even if they have purchased excess protection policies from car rental firms.

Policies are available through moneymaxim, some offering to cover excesses of up to US$80,000 on worldwide policies, at a fraction of the cost a policy from a Car Hire Company or Car Rental Broking company charge.

European cover runs from under £2 a day or less than £39 a year, with a range from Worldwide excess policies under £3 a day or less than £48 a year. Some annual policies cover trip periods of up to 60 days making them exceptional value.

Bower concludes:

“We really recommend car renters look carefully at their rental agreement well before they travel – that way they can check what excesses apply and obtain cheap cover if they wish to. It also removes any pressure to buy additional expensive products whilst standing at a foreign rental desk – a situation many of our customers say they have found themselves in.”

** Moneymaxim research into the Australian car rental market found that for a Sydney rental from CarHire3000, part of the Travel Jigsaw group, an extract from their terms and conditions reading:

‘Your rental includes Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection with an excess of between $3300 + tax and $5500 + tax. For groups IFMR, LFMR the excess is $5500.

If the vehicle is involved in a single vehicle accident, a higher excess of $5,500-$7,700 will apply. Please note that the TravelJigsaw Excess Refund Product does not cover this higher level of excess”


Questor for motorhome hire insurance

Came across this posting on the "Out & About Live" website

An article by Chloë Hukin that was added on Monday 21st February 11.

"The quest for motorhome hire insurance"

Questor, a leading insurance provider for motorhomes, believes that UK holidaymakers are being savvy and choosing to hire motorhomes as a way of escaping the unpredictable British summer.

A poll by TripAdvisor also found that 37 per cent of holidaymakers will be venturing outside the UK this year, compared with 27 per cent last year.

If you're unsure about taking the plunge and buying a motorhome, hiring as a practice-run could also be the answer.

“Motorhome holidays are a cost effective way of escaping the unpredictable British weather in comfort and style, but remember that, unlike hotel rooms, you have to insure them against theft or damage," says Questor CEO Andrew Lawrence.

“I would urge people who are renting motorhomes to remember to check the hire agreement carefully and make sure they understand what it does and doesn’t include.

In particular, check the excess on the rental agreement and what you are responsible for. Questor’s Motorhome excess reimbursement policy covers the excess on the hire agreement up to £2,000 for European rentals and £5,000 for worldwide rentals and includes loss or damage to tyres, the windscreen and the keys of the hired vehicle."

“We also recommend that you carefully check the vehicle before leaving the pick-up point noting any damage to the vehicle with the hiring company as well as checking that the tyres are legal. Finally, holidaymakers must make sure that their driving licence covers motorhomes.”

Questor’s motorhome hire insurance is easy to buy and starts at just £21.17.XXX Drivers must between 25 and 70 years of age, and rental cover can last up to 31 days.

For more informaton or to get a quote visit www.questor-insurance.co.uk/jml


XXX The daily price of Questor's campervan / motorhome excess insurance is £7.14 per day

Questor also offer car hire excess insurance on a daily rate or annual rate and further details can be found at http://www.insurance4carrental.com/questor.htm

If you are thinking of hiring a motor home / campervan Holiday Autos now offer this facility and find out more at http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/cgi-bin/liveweb.sh/QSearch.w?ctryref=GBR&lang=EN&aff=xjeffreymilnerltd

With people facing cutbacks in their household incomes this year, why not consider taking to the road in a motorhome?

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Carrentals.co.uk sees 8% rise in demand for long haul bookings for February 2011 half term

British holidaymakers who are keen to get away this half term - despite Air Passenger Duty increases and Government cutbacks. Carrentals.co.uk, the leading car hire comparator, has reported a rise in long haul bookings rise by 8% this year.

The findings, which are based on a comparison of bookings for February half term in 2011 with those from 2010, demonstrate a significant rise in demand for long haul holidays, with some of the most popular destinations revealed as Auckland, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Jamaica and Sydney.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Following an eventful 12 months in the travel industry, many companies have been offering some very enticing deals to boost booking numbers and customers have really been able to benefit from this."

After the extreme temperatures the UK has been experiencing in the past couple of months it’s not surprising that a higher number of people are keen to get away for some winter sunshine and with the fantastic deals that have been on offer, the half term options available to travellers have been extended. We are still seeing many bookings for the popular short haul destinations, such as southern Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, but with a marked increase in those further afield, such as Mexico, South Africa and the USA.”

In addition to those looking for sunshine breaks, Carrentals.co.uk is also seeing strong demand for ski car hire, with Geneva, Salzburg and Munich all seeing a year on year increase of over 30% for half term bookings.

“Any customers still waiting to book their half term car hire should do so as soon as possible to secure the best deal and a wider choice of vehicles,” adds Gareth. “If there are no cars available at a specified location, for example at an airport, it is worth looking for downtown destinations as often the demand will not be quite as high and customers will have a wider choice.”

A week’s half term car hire at Orlando Airport starts from £13* per day, from £12* per day at Cape Town Airport, from £11* per day at Abu Dhabi Airport, from £9* per day at Malaga Airport and from £19* per day at Salzburg Airport.

“People are always looking to get away for some sunshine through the winter, especially as we've seen sub-zero temperatures over the past few months. Holidays have been extended due to the excellent travel deals that have been on offer, and we have seen a rise in long haul holidays to Mexico, the USA and South Africa as well as the short haul regular trips to the Canary Islands, southern Spain and Portugal.”

There has been a 30% rise in ski car hire compared to 2010's half term holiday, which shows that people are keen to head off to the slopes as much as taking sunshine holidays. Trips to Munich, Salzburg and Geneva have seen the largest increase.

Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car hire comparison site, comparing deals from brands including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt.

Source Carrentals

Thursday 17 February 2011

Questor insurance continues to be discounted on sales generated via jml Group websites

In October it was announced that customers purchasing Questor Car hire insurance before the end of December 2010 will qualify for a 10% discount if they purchase on line using a dedicated link from a jml Insurance / insurance4carrental.com website.

This offer has now been extended till the 30th June 2011. Find out more by following this link http://www.insurance4carrental.com/questor.htm#Discount

Questor offers - Car Hire Excess Insurance and Motor Home and Camper Van Insurance.

Questor Insurance Services Limited of Gallery 4, 12 Leadenhall Street London EC3V 1LP are Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority - Firm reference 466942. The car hire excess insurance policies are underwritten by White Horse Insurance(Ireland) Limited

Questor Insurance also provides car hire excess insurance for other companies including Carrentals and Intasure.

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Carrentals.co.uk adds insurance for car hire

Make Sure You’re Insured if you are going skiing warns Travel Insurer Protectyourbubble.com

Holiday Autos Half Term offers 24 hours deadline!!

We have just had a "flyer" in from Holiday Autos.

The half term holidays are just around the corner (and in some places already here) and they have deals for Florida and the UK.

With car hire from £12 per day, that's up to 25% off. Hurry - this exclusive offer only lasts for 24 hours.

This offer applies to bookings made before 10am on 17 February 2011, for selected rentals until 31 March 2011.

Other great half-term ideas for the perfect escape:
Cyprus car hire fr £6 per day
Greece car hire fr £12 per day
Turkey car hire fr £16 per day
Germany car hire fr £25 per day
Morocco car hire fr £26 per day

To enter the Holiday Autos website follow this link http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/cgi-bin/liveweb.sh/QSearch.w?ctryref=GBR&lang=EN&aff=xjeffreymilnerltd (All dealings are with Holiday Autos)

With half term holidays so close don't forget to buy your car hire insurance in advance. In fact with several providers you can buy it many weeks in advance of when you want to use it. Find out more at http://www.insurance4carrental.com/#Click

Forgot that Travel Insurance? Well there are a great selection of companies advertising their products at http://www.jml-insurance.co.uk/products.php?id=8 - Don't forget your insurance.... Insurance is one essential you can't afford to be without today.

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Rent an eco car

Just had an email altert in from Stars'n'Bars in Monaco and this was all about the MonacoUSA Happy Hour on Thursday February 17.

Moving about on their website I came across this page - "Rent an Eco car" -
Stars’n'Bars is delighted to be assisting Monaco’s first 4-wheel electric car rental company MC ECO RENTAL. The new company offers residents and tourists the chance to tour in and around the principality with zero emissions.

The fleet consists of 6 Estrima Biro, 2-seater urban cars that are 100% electric and be charged on a traditional plug. The cars can be rented by the hour, half-day, day, week or month. Reserve by telephone and the car can be delivered to your preferred location or picked up at the Stars'n'Bars.

Looking at the mc-eco-rental website you can hire these electric vehicles at starting price of €15.

Their website is in French and to rent one of their cars you will need the following:

Pour louer le véhicule, il vous sera demandé de présenter une pièce d'identité ainsi qu'un permis de type A1 (équivalent BSR) ou B1, et une caution de 600 euros (par carte bancaire, non débitée) jusqu'à 24h de location, et de 1500€ pour plus de 24h.

Une assurance supplémentaire pourra également être souscrite par le locataire, pour un montant forfaitaire de 30€ (non remboursable, ramenant ainsi le montant de la caution à 300€ (jusqu'à 24h - nous consulter pour plus de 24h -).

The little car has just about enough space for two people (driver and passenger) and measuring 1m X 1,74 so it is not going to be hard to park and ideal for touring Monaco.

They obviously don't go too quickly, however if you are wanting to see the "traffic" moving around Monaco ....FAST then the Stars'N'Bars 3 storey restaurant is located directly in front of the Grand Prix “paddocks” where the greatest Formula 1 drivers in the world and their teams set up headquarters during the four day Monaco racing event every May.

For those who like visting the Historic Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix Historique de Monaco that is held on the same streets every other year. Next date will be May 2012
More information at http://www.cotedazurrental.com/historic_monaco_grand_prix.htm

Saturday 12 February 2011

Why you should buy rental car Insurance

Selecting a rental car can be fun. Looking for the model you want and searching for the best deal or special offer can be rewarding. Often however, you won’t actually get the model you thought you were going to get when you go to collect it.

Looking for the best deal possible on rental car insurance doesn’t have quite the same obvious appeal but it can save you lots of money and potentially, from needless expenditure.

Once the rental car has been found and the rates checked is when it is necessary to sit back and consider the insurance position. Does the car come with all the types of insurance you need? Is the cover under each category sufficient to give you peace of mind? Are their any costs and exclusions that are perhaps not immediately obvious when looking at the headline price? Is there really any alternative to taking what the rental company are offering by way of insurance cover?

The car rental deal may or may not come with some insurance included in the price. If it doesn’t, the rental company will offer it to you as separately purchasable elements. In such a situation, you are under no obligation to take their offerings – you can purchase your own cover from a direct insurance provider at a fraction of the cost the rental company would charge.

In other cases the rental company may include some or several components of insurance into the rental price. In those situations you can check with the rental company to see if they will offer a ‘rental only’ price without the cost of their insurance built in. That may also give you the possibility to purchase your own at a much lower cost though some rental companies may be unable to offer a ‘rental only’ price if the rental price is a special deal that includes mandatory insurance.

If the car rental company’s rental car insurance is included in the rental price and cannot be unpackaged from it, you may also wish to check it carefully. That’s because their basic insurance often excludes some areas of the rental vehicle from damage cover (i.e. you’ll have to pay if they’re damaged).

It’s also possible that their third-party cover for damage you may do to others is capped at a maximum payout level that’s far too low given high court awards following an accident. If all that’s not enough, it is worth checking the excess on their policy. That’s the amount of money you may have to pay towards the costs of any accident – typically this will sit at somewhere between £500 and £1,500 or euro / US Dollar equivalent.

Even if you have rental car insurance from the car hire company, you may feel that it is just not enough to cover the risks. In that case you can once again check out the direct insurance providers on the Internet. They also offer rental car insurance that exists to ‘bridge the gaps’ in the car rental company’s basic cover.

If you have to pay the rental company for excess following an accident or for repairs to areas of the rented vehicle not covered by their insurance policy, your own direct policy would reimburse you. The policies and offerings of these direct insurers may be worth a look if you’re keen to save some money at the same time as getting better insurance cover in place.

Source: insurance4carhire

Tuesday 8 February 2011

New Poll reveals that Brits are stressed when driving on holiday

British holidaymakers find driving abroad stressful and the results from the poll by the car hire comparison website are as follows: 10% are stressed by driving on the right hand side of the road; 47% find driving in unfamiliar areas stressful; 26% are stressed with local drivers' actions on the roads; and 14% don't know the road rules for the country they are visiting.

Read all of this Carrentals.co.uk PRESS RELEASE by following this link to the insurance4carrental.com website
New Poll reveals that Brits are stressed when driving on holiday

Holiday Autos find your February 11 escape

Holiday Autos the international car hire broker company has some great deals on offer this February.
Under "find your February escape"

They suggest Celebrate Valentine's with your loved one. Whisk them away to one of their top romantic cities, hire a car for two and see the sights. Lisbon from £9 per day - Barcelona from £9 per day - Rome from £18 per day - London from £18 per day - Paris from £26 per day.

Alternatively for more people..your family, what about Sun or ski? Take a look at their recommendations for a great family holiday and then hire the perfect car for your family's needs.

Paphos from £6 per day - Malaga from £9 per day - Tenerife from £14 per day - Verona from £18 per day - Geneva from £24 per day

Where do I go next? You click on this link http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/cgi-bin/liveweb.sh/QSearch.w?ctryref=GBR&lang=EN&aff=xjeffreymilnerltd and drive away

Sunday 6 February 2011

Irish Car Rental Companies make customers buy their car hire insurance by imposing financial constraints

If you are renting a car in Ireland apart from paying for the car rental in advance on line, you will more than likely have to pay the car rental company a lot of money as "a deposit" if you have purchased your car hire excess insurance separately and not from the car hire company.

Irish car rental companies are making it very difficult for customers to use independently purchased car hire excess insurance by insisting they pay a large deposit at the time of hire. Unless you are carrying a credit card with a high credit amount that can cover an instant deduction of €1,300 or more you have to buy their very expensive product.

See all this article Here

Thursday 3 February 2011

Hire car firm rip-offs in Australia are driving customers mad

Below are some extracts from an article appearing online on the 1st February 2011.

Read it all at: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/hire-car-tricks-exposed/story-e6frfq80-1225995367110#ixzz1Cv2hw1PD

The survey of 2,500 Australians by consumer ratings agency Canstar Blue showed that many are frustrated when they do not receive the car model they had booked.

Customers have also been left enraged when the cost of a hire car is jacked up at the point of collection due to additional insurance charges and extra fees.

Despite being increasingly frustrated by these “unfair” tactics, the survey also showed that two out of five Australians don’t read the terms and conditions in full before finalising their hire car transaction.

Of particular concern, over 30 per cent of consumers are not aware that car hire operators can debit their card for an unlimited amount to cover vehicle damage and other terms

Tips for dealing with hire car companies:

- Read all of the terms and conditions before you sign

- Take photos of the car before you drive off, focussing on any existing damage, the fuel gauge, and noting the kilometres. Make sure the hirer is present and signs off on the inspection

- Fill up the petrol tank before you return it

- Make sure the car is relatively clean – inside and out

- Reduce the excess payable

- Book online to avoid an over-the-counter extra fee

- Avoid car rental companies at airports as they often charge extra

- Try using a debit card with limited funds available instead of a credit card (check beforehand that they will accept it though)

- Challenge an unfair fee either with the company or with the ACCC

See also: New law to fight against travel 'rip-offs'

If you are off to Australia take a look at car hire excess insurance - Driving abroad guide for Australia Here and don't forget to buy car hire excess insurance for your visit to Australia there are a lot of companies advertising at http://www.insurance4carrental.com

New law to fight against travel 'rip-offs' in Australia

Australian travellers will now be able to fight back against any unfair airline and car hire practices due to a landmark new consumer law.

The Australian Consumer Law has been dubbed a “once-in-a-generation reform to consumer law” and is set to overhaul the travel industry.

So if you are thinking of hiring a car in Australia take a look at this page first

Read more on this at: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advisor/new-law-to-stop-travel-rip-offs/story-fn6yjihw-1225990942215#ixzz1Cuy6fXmu

If you are off to Australia take a look at car hire excess insurance - driving abroad guide for Australia Here

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Protectyourbubble.com is featured provider on insurance4carrental blog February 2011

Every month into the early part of 2011 we are featuring one of the car hire insurance, van hire insurance or motorhome insurance providers who advertises on http://www.insurance4carrental.com/
For February 2011 we are featuring Protectyourbubble.com.

They offer a range of quality products including car hire excess insurance that are realistically priced and constantly growing and evolving to meet the needs of their customers. From buying a policy to making a claim, they want to build long-term relationships with their customer base.

They are a young, dynamic company benefiting from a heritage that enables them to swiftly and effectively listen and respond to market trends. Protect your bubble is part of a professional, credible and successful organisation, Assurant Solutions, which operates in the US, South America, Canada, China, Europe, the UK and Ireland.

Their ultimate parent company is Assurant, Inc. which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ.

Protect your bubble Car Hire insurance is underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland Limited (a Thomas Cook Group Company) and administered on their behalf by Questor Insurance Services Limited who are authorised by the Financial Service Authority.

Protect you bubble’s Car Hire Insurance is available to anyone renting a car with a value less than $80,000, who is aged 21 - 84 and has an internationally recognised full driving licence. If you live in the UK or Ireland cover in your home country is included and we have an option to allow rentals that start close to your home.

There are offer two products to choose from:

A Daily policy insuring a single car rental agreement up to 180 days in length or;
An Annual policy insuring unlimited car rental agreements in the year up to 31 days per rental.

With Protect your bubble Car Hire Insurance, for as little as £2.37 a day or £38.09 a year you can cover the excess on the car rental agreement up to £2,000 in any one claim or £3,000 in total each car rental agreement.

To find out more pay a visit to the Protectyourbubble.com advertising page HERE

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