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  1. World Cup Feedback

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    The FCO have released this about the World Cup and how well it all went. It’s nice to hear that out of the 20,000 fans that went out there there was hardly any problems due to the FCO’s On The Ball campaign.  


  2. Win £100 in Leisure Vouchers

    July 21, 2014 by
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        Have you made any plans for the long summer holidays? Not yet? We may be able to help you out with our new competition starting today, Monday 21st July. Would you like to win £100 in Leisure Vouchers to spend at Alton Towers, Legoland or Drayton Manor? If you don’t want to use them for this then there is a huge list of places to spend them, inc other days out, restaurants, holiday parks or a bit of shopping! Click here for the full list.   How to Enter No need to answer any questions, just enter your details for your chance to win. Simple! You can enter either on our form below or via our Facebook page. If you share this with your friends then you’ll be given 3 bonus entries aswell.  A winner will be picked at random after our competition finishes on Friday 1st August.   Terms and Conditions You Read more…


  3. The Five Best Driving Routes in Wales

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      With passport application delays and tougher security checks at airports featuring prominently in the news at the moment, many Brits will be tempted to stay closer to home for their summer holiday this year. In fact, several travel firms are reporting a rise in demand for ‘staycations’ in the UK this summer. One of the most popular destinations for domestic breaks is Wales, and with these five beautiful drives as identified by us, it’s not difficult to see why many Brits will be tempted to leave the passport at home and explore what Wales has to offer!   Source The Elan Valley There are many reasons to visit the Elan Valley and a large area of the ‘Welsh Lake District’ can be seen from the comfort of your car. Being part of the Cambrian Mountains, Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs which together create Read more…


  4. Visit Wales

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        I was asked to write this blog on Wales and as I live here I thought it would be easy but wow, I was wrong. Not because I had nothing to write about but because there was too much to write about. So after researching all these wonderful places I guess I’ll be travelling around a bit more now!   Source We all talk about the green, green grass of home in Wales and it is so true. There’s only one motorway in the whole of Wales and that’s the M4 which takes you over the Severn Bridge straight into beautiful green South Wales.  Once you leave the motorway you can follow the coast road and see for yourself the splender of our beaches, cliff tops and shoreline. From Tenby follow the cost round to Cardigan Bay and you’ll be stunned at the views. Along Cardigan Bay you’ll be able to stop off Read more…


  5. Martin Lewis – Tips on cheap car hire

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      Martin Lewis has appeared in a brilliant video explaining his three top tips on how to get the cheapest holiday car hire, which I think is worth sharing with you. Firstly, he tells you to book early! Don’t leave it till the last minute and don’t book from a rental desk when you get there, you could be paying 2 – 3 times as much! Tip One – Use a comparison site (he recommends ours, of course!) to find the cheapest car hire. Tip Two – Fuel charges. Try to get pick up full, return full! You’ll only pay for what you use. If this is impossible then book a smaller car. Small car, small tank! Tip Three – Excess Insurance. Buy this before you go, do not buy it from the rental desk, so much more expensive. We’ve posted the video for you to have a look and see what you think.   Read more…


  6. Commonwealth Games 2014

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     Source Glasgow have been given the honour of holding the Commonwealth Games this year and they start 10 days after the World Cup finishes! So plenty of time to re-stock the fridge and get ready for the Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park on July 23rd.   Source Glasgow have pulled out all the stops to put on a brilliant 2014 Commonwealth Games and we should all get involved in the excitement.  It started on the 14th June when the Queen’s Baton Relay began it’s journey of the length and breadth of Scotland. If you live in Scotland or are visiting you can log onto the website and it tells you each day where the baton is and where it’s going next.   Source If you’re planning on going to the Games and need to book accommodation then get booking as I guess they’ll be plenty of ‘No Vacancies’ signs up soon! The Official website www.glasgow2014.com Read more…


  7. Motorway Robberies in Spain

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    Highway robbery is literally happening quite regularly in Spain at the moment and the FCO have released a video and tips on how to avoid this happening to you and your family.   There has been an alarmingly new trend in Spain of holiday makers being targeted by gangs using distraction methods. They flag you down to warn you of a car problem, then while you’re checking your car the accomplice jumps in and robs your valuables!     The FCO are warning drivers to be wary of anybody flagging you down and to carry on driving to the nearest service area and to keep valuables out of sight.   Remember to check the FCO’s website for updates and further information. Keep Safe!    


  8. Excess Insurance Made Simpler!

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      What is Excess Insurance? This question causes more headaches for customers than any other, so we’ve decided to try and make it simpler for us all!     Firstly, let me explain what excess actually is! For most customers, rental cars are provided with basic insurance which generally includes Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Waiver and Third Party (unless you are a US or Canadian resident). This standard insurance comes with an excess, much like your own car insurance policy does so if you damage the car, you are liable to pay the excess. Car hire suppliers have to ensure that customers are able to cover the excess so on collection of your rental car, they will pre-authorise the excess amount on your credit card (normally stated in your rental T&C’s or on your rental voucher) so they can be sure that if anything does happen to the car, the excess will be covered.   Read more…