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More travellers searching for holiday car hire – Questor Insurance comments

Vehicle hire excess and travel insurance specialist Questor Insurance highlights figures which reveal that an increasing number of travellers are opting for a hire car to explore destinations abroad.

Research conducted by digital marketing agency, Greenlight, has revealed that the number of holidaymakers searching for car rental increased by 28%* in August, compared to figures for May.

The agency’s latest Car Hire Sector Report showed that 1.2 million searches for car rentals in domestic, short-haul and long-haul destinations were made on Google UK in August, the highest figure in the year so far and an increase from the 838,873 recorded in May.

The figures demonstrate that car hire continues to be a popular and practical option for holidaymakers who want to see the best of a country, without the need to switch between transport modes.

Destinations on the continent continued to prove a hit with travellers who favoured car hire, with queries for car hire in short-haul destinations seeing the biggest increase between May and August (up 53% from 295,996 to 452,580). Six out of the ten most popular search terms related to car rental in Spain, with Malaga leading the top three followed by Alicante and Majorca.

Other European destinations also dominated queries for car rental in short-haul destinations, and this included car hire italy’, ‘car hire portugal’ and ‘car hire france’.

Commenting Questor Insurance CEO Andrew Lawrence said: “Hiring a car is a great way to see all sides of a country, including off the beaten track destinations that may only be accessible with a car.

“Car hire is also a great option for families or large groups travelling abroad, as it means that everyone can get from A to B with the minimum of fuss. Those planning on hiring a car abroad should consider taking out car hire excess insurance in advance, to ensure that they are covered for any excess charges, to a pre-specified limit, should they need to make a claim.”

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