Argos have already started to air their TV ads for Christmas and while it may seem a little early, a quick look at my calendar says that Christmas is closer than you think! (although for me the run-in to Christmas does not really start until the Coca Cola ads are on!).
Christmas is one of the busiest periods of the year for many travel providers and we are no exception. With a busy period like this the demand for hire cars can easily outstrip supply. So the best advice I can give if you are planning to rent a car is to book as early as possible. Firstly, this will help you guarantee getting a car (because if the past few years are to go by we will sell out). Secondly, the earlier in advance you book the better the price you are likely to get. As Xavier described in his blog post “Tips for getting the best price“, our pricing works similar to airlines with prices getting more expensive as the plane fills up (except of course we fill up cars not planes!).
My second tip is that if you need rent one way then look out for some bargains. To help us get our cars into the right locations we are currently putting in place some good prices on one way rentals into Heathrow and Gatwick airports and into our busiest locations in Central London. These prices will be available on cars that are picked up between the 14th and the 23rd of December from many of our locations in and around the Midlands, South and South East regions.