Consumers are being warned to book as far in advance as possible for their summer holidays this year. There is expected to be a shortage of rentals cars in many popular destinations including Dublin Airport.
Recently a customer of Headwater Holidays tried to book a holiday package at the last minute. Accommodation and flights proved to be no problem but when it came to car hire there was none available despite trying several car hire companies. The MD spoke of it being the first time she had ever encountered this situation.
The Easter holiday season this year proved a difficult time for many to hire a car. The cost comparison site travel supermarket had no cars available in the last couple of days leading up to Easter in such key locations as Alicante and Malaga.
The MD of Holiday Autos spoke of the cost cutting which has had to take place in the car hire industry in the last year. Fleet sizes have been cut by up to thirty percent. He expects a shortage of rental cars in many popular holiday destinations this summer.
This view however is not shared by Avis who believe there wont be any major problems and that they will be able to move around rental cars to accommodate customers.