The famous birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool has a lot of contemporary and historical attractions that charm countless tourists every year. With so much to see and explore you may want to hire a car. After all, you don’t want to miss anything do you? [caption id="attachment_3120" align="alignleft" width="174"] © Copyright Flickr[/caption] City of Culture Bestowed with the title ‘European City of Culture’ in 2008, the tourist economy has received a significant boost and it Read More >>
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Synonymous with romance and affairs of the heart, those planning a trip to Paris often do so with thoughts of love and passion in mind. The ultimate city for a romantic weekend, Paris is certainly the ideal spot for lovers, and with good reason. © Copyright Avis Getting there Going to Paris has never been so easy – especially with the construction of the Euro-Tunnel. Introducing a new level of competition with ferry services and airports, the tunnel has made the English Channel crossable Read More >>
In the modern world, technology has undoubtedly taken over every aspect of our lives. No matter how good your car may be, you will undoubtedly have invested in at least of few of the most popular car gadgets to aid you on your journey – whether these be satellite navigation devices or in-car headsets. © Copyright Avis Whilst a number of car accessories serve a practical function, they can also provide you with entertainment for lengthy car journeys. There are many driving gadgets on the mar Read More >>
First recorded in The Doomsday Book in 1086 as ‘Bristelmestune’, Brighton’s status as a real tourist resort wasn’t achieved until rail links from London connected the coastal city in the 1840s. The attraction of Brighton What drew people to Brighton then and now were its beaches. Miles of shingle coast bursting with an abundance of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops made it one of the most popular resorts in the UK; something which the passage of time has left unaltered. © Copyright Read More >>
For the best part of two millennia, London has been one of the most culturally and economically important cities in the world. Anyone who has visited the English capital will speak of the vast array of sights and attractions – but which are the best? © Copyright Avis Historical landmarks Each year millions of people from all over the world flock to visit and be photographed alongside London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. In Read More >>
Nice is believed to be amongst the oldest human settlements in Europe and remains one of the most popular cosmopolitan tourist resorts in Europe. A hub for arts and culture enthusiasts, those interested in visiting this beautiful region will find plenty to keep them entertained. © Copyright Avis Opéra de Nice Throughout history, Nice has changed hands many times leaving it as culturally rich and architecturally stimulating as any other European city. Home to some of the most beautiful squar Read More >>
Bright lights, the buzz of people milling about and cold crisp winter air; nothing gets you into the spirit of Christmas like a spot of festive shopping. Unlike shopping at any other time of the year, finding the perfect gift often requires substantial thought and a trip to at least one or two Christmas markets. © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence Christmas in Manchester Manchester Christmas market boasts over two hundred stalls with a remarkable Read More >>
A common question we get asked on this blog is about the use of debit cards when renting a car. We’ve had a lot of questions on our original blog post entitled ‘Information on accepted credit cards’ so we thought it would be useful to create a new, updated post. We appreciate it’s a confusing topic so hopefully this up-to-date info will put your mind at ease when renting with Avis. Payment in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Most countries within Avis EMEA accept Visa debit and cre Read More >>
If you’re in the midst of planning your next holiday – make sure you swot up on the more unusual overseas driving regulations that exist before you take to the open road. For example, did you know that it’s in fact a recommended requirement to carry an extra pair of specs when driving in sunny Spain? And, if you’re heading to Italy don’t make the assumption that headlights are only for night time driving; it’s compulsory to have them on at all times outside of built up a Read More >>
This blog post has been updated as of 9th July 2012. Please click here to see our new post “Avis payment methods – accepted credit and debit cards”. We get lots of enquires on payment methods when renting a car and at times the options can appear to be a bit confusing! That’s not our intention (honest!) but we do try and ensure that we get the right balance between flexibility and security. The controls are there to protect your interest as our customer, so please be Read More >>
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