What types of cars do you rent?

Car Hire Comparison UK: Most rental companies categorise the hire cars and broadly speaking, these are as follows: Mini, Economy, compact, Standard or Intermediate, Full Size, Luxury or Premium, Vans/Minivans (also referred to as MPV's or People Carriers), SUV's and, depending on the location, Exotic and/or Special Cars which may include such icons as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini and so on. The 'vans' or people carriers are typically available in derivatives from 5 seats through to nine seater. Some locations will also have soft tops (convertibles/cabriolets) available, from a sports car through to a family soft top or 4x4 with a removable, canvas top. Compare Car Hire.

The range is exhaustive and we invite you to look at the 'information' section for additional details on individual vehicles and specifications. Remember, that the extent of the range will be dependent on availability, location and country. 

Where can I get my rental car?

The good news is that 'Car Hire Assistant' has access to over 550 suppliers who, combined, have some 30,000 locations in 175 countries. Therefore, if you want to collect your rental car from a large city, small town, holiday resort, sea port or airport, there is an excellent chance that one of the rental companies we use will have an office near you. If you want to collect your hire car from one location and return it to another, this is also possible with some hire companies, although a premium is charged. Many of the companies we deal with also have kiosks or stations at major airports. 

Remember, our service is free, there are no hidden charges or booking surcharges. We search, so you can compare, not just the price of your rental car, but the options, types of vehicles, locations and service. Compare car hire prices with Car Hire Assistant, The UK  Car Hire Comparison Site - Compare Car Hire

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Renting a car, van or people carrier (MPV) does not have to be a stressful experience. Using a car rental comparison site such as 'Car Hire Assistant' can save you  many hours attempting to find the cheapest deals and then trying to compare the hire options on a like for like basis. Moreover, the process of weeding out those rental operators that employ tactics of headline grabbing, low rental costs, only to hit the hirer with a huge list of extras, means you have to remain alert. Car Hire Assistant removes ambiguities with a guarantee of no hidden prices and a commitment to inclusive rental rates. Car options are laid out in a logical manner allowing the renter to compare 'apples with apples'. We also offer additional, complimentary services such as Car Hire Excess Insurance, Travel Insurance and Airport Transfers. Free service and no booking charges. The best comparison site for Cheap Car Hire

Car Rentals in Prague

Car rentals in Czech Republic through Car Hire AssistantTo get the best deals, we all need a little help sometimes and, if you are seeking a great deal on car rental in the Prague (Czech Republic), then the Car Hire Assistant website is place to be. We are a price comparison site specialising in car hire, not just local hire, but international car rental in any of one the 175 countries we cover, which includes 30,000 rental locations. With some 550 suppliers, we are confident that we can present you with the best prices and range of options for you hire car in the Prague (Czech Republic). Of course, we don't just limit ourselves to local suppliers, where appropriate, we will also seek prices from many of the major international car rental companies, which includes; Europcar, National, Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise and Alamo. 

The service is free and you will not be charged a booking fee. The prices are fully inclusive and completely transparent, therefore you do not have to be concerned about hidden charges, something we have all experienced at one time or another. Too good to be true, well not really, at Car Hire Assistant, we believe your rental price should include such necessities as; Collision Damage Waiver, Third Party Liability Protection, Theft Waiver, Airport charges, Taxes and Credit Card Surcharges. We think the search and the subsequent booking for you hire car in the Prague (Czech Republic) should be as painless as possible, therefore we provide you with a wide range of options, clear pricing, great prices, a simple, 3 stage booking process. 

Don't be concerned that you may miss out on special offers from rental companies in the Prague (Czech Republic), if they are running promotions, we will include this in your hire summary and highlight it as a best buy.

It doesn't really matter where you are travelling to in the Prague (Czech Republic), or where it is most convenient to collect your hire car, be this at an airport, train station, city location, holiday resort or railway station. There really is every possibility we will be able to accommodate your wishes. Car rentals in Czech Republic through Car Hire Assistant

At Car Hire Assistant, we truly believe that it is important to be completely open about everything. Therefore, we want to take this opportunity to highlight the fact that laws and regulations are different in every country and this, would of course, include the Prague (Czech Republic). Similarly, some terms can vary between rental operators, albeit in a minor way, therefore we ensure that the terms and conditions are made available to you to enable you to truly compare your options. 

We offer a wide range of vehicles in the Prague (Czech Republic), however, the full extent will be determined by the local operator and your chosen rental location. The types of vehicles will include economy and compact models, family cars estate cars (station wagons), multi-purpose vehicles (also referred to as MPV's, people carriers or vans), prestige car including Mercedes (E Class, S Class, BMW 5 Series and 7 Series etc) and four wheel drive vehicles such as Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV's) or 4x4's. In some larger locations or cities, we can also provide sports cars or high value prestige cars (Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin etc).

 

About Czech Republic

Formerly part of the Independent Republic of Czechoslovakia which was formed in 1918. The Czech Republic split itself from Czechoslovakia in 1993, with the other part of Czechoslovakia becoming Slovakia. This became known as the "Velvet Divorce".

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Germany to the west, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. The capital, Prague, is the largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of 1.3m. The country has an overall population of 10.5m.

The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with relatively hot summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. The moderate climate has four distinct seasons. Temperatures can vary widely because of the varying elevations, for example, the wettest areas can be found around the Jizera Mountains, whilst the driest areas will be in the Louny District, northwest of Prague. The warmest month of the year is July, followed by August, then June. On average, summer temperatures are about 20 degrees higher than during winter, typically around 30°C, but sometimes higher.

Tourism is a major part of the Czech economy equivalent to about 5.5% of the country's Gross National Product and employing nearly 120,000 people. Prague is the sixth most visited city in Europe. Whilst Prague tens to be the most popular city for tourists, as well as the main entry point, other cities in the country attract significant numbers of tourists. In addition, the spa towns, such as Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad), Marianske Lazne and Frantiskovy Lazne (Franzensbad), are very popular holiday destinations.

Other popular tourist attractions include the many castles and chateaux, such as; Prague Castle, Karlstejn Castle, Cesky Krumlov, Hluboka nad Vitavou, Konopiste, Krivoklat and those within the Lednice–Valtice region. For those that enjoy outdoor pursuits, the Krkonose Mountains are a popular choice.

Favoured holiday destinations typically include Central and South Bohemia, Sumava (including the Sumava National Park), the region of Plzen and Česky les, the Ceska Lipa and Jizera Mountains, South and East Moravia, as well as Vysocina.

The busiest airport is Ruzyne International Airport in the capital city of Prague, which serves more than 11.5m passengers every year, making it the busiest airport in Central and Eastern Europe. However, the Czech Republic has 46 airports, of which, 6 provide international services, these include Brno, Mosnov, Pardubice, Karlovy Vary, Prague and Kunovice.

The Czech Republic has one of the densest rail networks in Europe, with 5,900 miles of track and carrying 180m passengers annually. The country also has a good network of road, with 34.5k miles or paved road, including 442 miles of motorways and more than 260 miles of expressway. The highways are all toll road and whilst most of the roads are in good condition, some of the roads Bohemian Paradise and the Giant Mountains should be travelled with caution.

Public transport tickets must be purchased before travelling. Tickets must also be validated at the start of the journey at the yellow machines at the entrance to metro stations or on board buses and trams. On the spot fines of 800 crowns (£26) are imposed for transgressors.

Drivers should be aware that there is a zero tolerance policy in the Czech Republic for drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. In addition, drivers must, at all times, drive on dipped headlights. Local law also requires private cars, including those of foreign visitors and hire cars are carrying the following items:

  • Fluorescent Green High Visibility Safety Jacket
  • First Aid Kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Complete set of spare bulbs
  • Complete sets of electric fuse
  • Jack
  • Spanner
  • Spare wheel or special tyres repair set

The top 10 towns and cities in the Czech Republic are; Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Pizen, Licerec, Olomouc, Usti nad Labem, Hradec Kralove, Ceske Budejovice and Pardubice.

Cultrual properties inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Czech Republic include:

  • Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz
  • Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Telc
  • Holasovice Historical Village Reservation
  • Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
  • Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Trebic
  • Kutna Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
  • Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  • Litomysl Castle
  • Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora
  • Tugendhat Villa in Brno

No matter what part of the Czech Republic you are travelling to, Car Hire Assistant can provide a car rental price comparison service to ensure that you receive the best deals on car hire. We provide car hire at all of the international airports in the Czech republic as well as most major cities, towns and holiday resorts.

Planning your Trip

Things always seem to go better when they are carefully planned and flying to another destination is no exception. Plan well and all things being equal, you should have an uneventful trip with less stress. Here are the top tips:

Before you leave

  • Ensure that you have your airline tickets, vouchers for hotel bookings, car rental and/or airport shuttle transfers, your passport, visa (if required), money, credit cards and travellers cheques. If you are renting a car at your destination, make sure you have your driver's licence (paper and photo) and, if necessary, an international drivers permit. These items should all be kept in your hand luggage.
  • Familiarise yourself with the 'banned item' list, these change from time to time, but it is important to know what can go in your hand luggage, what must go in the hold and what you simply cannot take with you.
  • Avoid wrapping items such as gifts or presents because these may be opened by security at your departing or destination airport.
  • If you are taking essential medicines, ensure that that they are in their original packaging and, if they are prescription drugs, try and get a letter from your doctor confirming that these have been prescribed for you. Also remember, that is some countries, certain drugs are banned, even if you have been prescribed them by your doctor. If in doubt, check with the airline and/or embassy.
  • Make sure that you choose comfortable clothing, especially if it is a long journey, also be cognisant of the weather at your destination, which may influence your choice of clothes.
  • Check the weight of your luggage. Most airlines have a strict policy on exceeding baggage limits and airport surcharges can be very expensive. In addition, some airlines will not allow you to pay in excess at checkin, which could lead to delays and inconvenience.

Heading for the airport

  • Always remember to allow plenty of time to arrive at the airport. As a general rule, if you are taking an international flight, you should aim to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. For local or domestic flights, at least one hour.
  • Make sure you know what terminal you are departing from, some airports are very large and the distance between the terminal buildings can be considerable.
  • Allow plenty of time to get to the airport. Road maintenance often happens at night, and this can occasionally lead to unexpected road closures, so check before you travel and allow ample time for your journey. If you are travelling during the day, then traffic may become your curse, once again, check on travel information sites and allow extra time for unexpected delays.
  • If you are driving to the airport yourself, it is advisable to book your airport parking in advance. Many websites no offer this service and it can be much cheaper than attempting to find parking on arrival.
  • If you are using public transport to get to the airport, then make sure you have booked advance tickets and also, that there are no planned maintenance (in respect of railways) or anticipated road works in the case of coach travel.
  • If you are travelling by hire car and intend to leave it at the airport, make sure the rental company has facilities to allow you to drop it off. Not all car rental companies have airport facilities, many are located just outside.

On arrival at the airport terminal

  • Since 2001, airport security has been tightened considerably and, on occasion, additional security measures are employed at very short notice. As a consequence, the amount of time taken to go through airport security has lengthened considerably and it can also be unpredictable, especially if additional measures have been introduced.
  • Make sure you are familiar with what you can take through security, particularly in relation to banned items and liquids. Remember, even if you have purchased something at the airport (such as drinks), you may not be able to take it through security and/or on the airline.
  • You must keep your baggage with you at all times. In part because of the security issues at airports, but also because it will almost certainly contain your essential travel documents and you would not want to lose them or have them stolen. You should never look after the belongings of other people or agree to carry anything onto the aircraft on their behalf.
  • Once you are through passport control and security, make sure you keep a close eye on the 'departure boards', many airport no longer make verbal announcements and you need to know which gate number your flight is departing from. Also consider the amount of time it takes to get from where you are to the gate, some airport are very large, such as Heathrow and it can take up to 30 minutes to get to the gate.

On the plane

  • If you are going on a long journey, then try to relax and get some sleep. For shorter journeys you may want to read a book, watch a movie or listen to music on your MP3 player. So make sure you have packed laptops, tablets and/or music players into your hand luggage.
  • It is advisable not to eat too much on long haul flights, because this can lead to an inability to sleep or indigestion. Move around the aircraft as much as you can to keep your circulation working. If you have flight socks, then consider using them.
  • Avoid too much alcohol, but drink plenty of other beverages to avoid dehydration.
  • Even if you are a seasoned traveller, it is worthwhile spending a few minutes to decide exactly what you need from your hire car. 
  • When considering the type of vehicle you wish to hire, consider the passengers and the luggage. Hiring a Suzuki jeep for 4 people with luggage could really be a problem. All too often hirers count the seats, but not the luggage.
  • If you are going on holiday and want to relax consider carefully whether you want a manual or automatic gearbox. 
  • Most cars have air conditioning as standard, but some of the economy vehicles may not, therefore if this is important to you, check carefully before you book and upgrade to the next model if necessary.
  • If you are not familiar with the country you are travelling to, then you need to think ahead. Planning the journey from your arrival airport to your destination is often overlooked. Do you need a local map, SatNav or will you take written directions? There is nothing worse than arriving at the airport in the middle of the night and getting lost! 
  • Do you need booster seats, child seats or a ski rack? These are often available from the hire companies at an additional charge, but they have to be booked in advance.  
  • Will you be the only driver? Some rental companies will allow a second driver at no additional charge (or for a small fee), but this needs to be booked in advance.
  • It is recommended that you remove the identiying tag from the car key ring and keep it in a safe place until the termination of your hire to avoid highlighting that you are a tourist and using a rental car. 
  • One Way Hires or dropping the car off at a different location can be convenient, but expensive. Most car hire companies allow this option, but it is worth checking the difference between these options and returning the car to the airport terminal. 
  • Check the terms of your hire carefully. Some rental companies will supply the car with a full tank of petrol and will expect you to return it with a full tank. If you don’t, then there could be additional charges levied and the cost of fuel may not be the most competitive. If your car is not provided with a full tank of petrol then you should plan to stop as early as possible refuel. 
  • Before you accept the car, make sure you check the condition carefully, noting any damage, including scratches, dents, tyres or windscreen damage. You should ensure that these are written on the handover form to avoid any arguments when the vehicle is returned. Also remember that, as the driver, you are responsible for ensuring that the hire car meets local road and traffic regulations, this includes, but is not limited to tyres, lights, wipers and brakes. If you are not happy, reject the vehicle and ask for an alternative. 
  • Above all, familiarise yourself with the car before you drive. Being in a different country with an unfamiliar car can be stressful. Take your time.
  • Rules of the road and more specifically traffic laws and regulations vary enormously between different countries. Therefore, whilst your drivers licence may be valid, your appreciation of local driving laws may not. To avoid frustration, fines, arrest or accidents, all travellers would be well advised to familiarise themselves with the local driving regulations before they embark on their journey. Many European countries also impose 'on the spot' fines for offences such as speeding. Also worth noting is that the car hire company will hold you personally liable for any fines incurred whilst you are using the vehicle, for example, parking fines

Guide to common rental car definitions:

These definitions are provided only as a guide and it essential that you refer to the terms and conditions of your rental agreement for specific terms relative to your hire.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), also referred to as: Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
If the hired car or any of its parts or accessories is damaged other than by theft, attempted theft or vandalism, while on rental, CDW limits your liability to the amount of the non-waivable excess, if any, which applies in each country, provided that you have adhered to all the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement. CDW does not cover any damage caused as a result of theft, attempted theft or vandalism.

Theft Waiver (TW)
It is an insurance offered by the car rental firm limiting your liability to the excess amount in case of theft of the vehicle. This does not over negligence, if for example you can't return the ignition key, or you left it in an unsafe place, you could be liabel for the full cost of the vehicle, as would be the case with most domestic car insurance policies.

Third Party Liability Protection
Offers protection against any third pary liability such as damage to another vehicle or personal injuries to an individual not travelling in the hire car. TPLP typically does not have an excess or deductible amount to pay.

Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW)
Covers tyres, roof and windscreen.

Personal Insurance (PI) Insures against the cost if you accidentally kill yourself or a passenger. (Also see ALI below)
 
Personal Effects Cover (PEC)
Covers property that has been stolen from a vehicle.
 
Additional Liability Insurance (ALI)
This is an optional insurance that protects the hirer and other other authorised drivers against claims made by third parties for personal injuries, death and property damage caused by the use of or the operation of the rental car.

 

The top 20 tourist destinations around the world for British nationals are as follows; 1. Spain 17m, 2. France 14m, 3. USA 6.5m, 4. Ireland 3.579m, 5. Italy 3.5m, 6. Greece 3m, 7. Germany 2.372m, 8. Portugal 2.254m, 9. Turkey 1.920m, 10. Cyprus 1.3m, 11. China (including Hong Kong) 1.212m, 12. Egypt 1.202m, 13. UAE 1.1m, 14. Thailand 812k, 15. India 734k, 16. Australia 670k, 17. Canada 650k, 18. South Africa 451k, 19. New Zealand 300k, 20. Pakistan 285k.

The coveted, top 10 most visited countries in the world are; 1. France 75.5m, 2. United States 50.9m, 3. Spain 48.2m, 4. Italy 41.2m, 5. China 31.2m, 6. United Kingdom 25.2m, 7. Russia 21.2m, 8. Mexico 20.6m, 9. Canada 20.4m and 10. Germany 19m.

According to SkiHorizon, the top winter ski resorts were Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. The French preferred, Val Thorens, Les Deux, Avoriaz, Les Arcs 1800, Les Menuires, The village of Les Coches, Saint Sorlin d'Arves, Risoul, Tignes Val Claret and Plagne Bellecote. For the British, it was; Morzine, Les Arcs, Saas Fee, Serre Chevalier, Avoriaz, La Plagne, St. Anton, Megeve, Puy St. Vincent and Alpe D'Huez. Whilst the Dutch opted for Risoul, Val Thorens, La Plagne, Saint Sorlin 'dArves, Menuires, Les Deaux Alpes, Avoriaz, SFL, Arca and Oz.

Although France leads the league table in terms of visitor numbers, the top spot in terms of revenue earned from tourism goes to America (World Tourism Organisation figures for 2010) of $103.5bn. 2. Spain $52.5bn, 3. France 46.3bn, 4. China $45.8bn, 5. Italy 38.8bn, 6. Germany $34.7bn, 7. United Kingdom $30.4bn, 8. Australia $30.1 bn, 9. Hong Kong (China) 23bn and 10. Turkey $20.8bn.

The worlds safest roads based on the estimated number of road traffic deaths per 100,000 of population are; 1. Netherlands(49), 2. Sweden (53), 3. Norway (56), 4. United Kingdom (57), 5. Switzerland (69), 6. Germany (71), 7. Finland (72), 8. Denmark (74) 9. Japan (75) and 10. Iceland (79).

The top selling cars in Europe in 2011 are; 1. VW Golf, 2. Ford Fiesta, 3. W Polo, 4. Opel Corsa, 5. Renault Clio, 6. OFord Focus, 7. Opel Astra, 8. Peugeot 207, 9. Fiat Punt0, 10. Renault Megane, 11. VW Passat, 12. Nissa Qashqai, 13. Fiat Panda, 14. Citroen C3 and 15. Skoda Octavia.

The international airport in the Czech capital (formerly known as Prague Ruzyne Airport) has been renamed in honour of the late President Vaclav Havel. The airport will now be known as Vaclav Havel Airport Prague

More than 82,000 Czechs signed a petition demanding the change, which was approved by the government.

Vaclav Havel was the dissident playwright who led the 1989 revolution that toppled four decades of communist rule before becoming the country’s president.

The name change took place on the 76th anniversary of Havel’s Birthday. Havel’s widow, Dagmar, was present Friday at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Car Hire Assistant can compare car rental at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Price comparison service includes many major brands such as Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Alamo, Thrifty and National

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The castle and chateau complex of Cesky Krumlov is the second largest in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle and it ranks among the most significant sights in Central Europe. Two visitor routes are available inside the castle. The castle tower with its dungeon and the castle lapidarium, with an exhibition of baroque statues, are also accessible for visitors. The real gem in terms of theatre heritage is the castle´s baroque theatre which boasts one of the best preserved European theatre scenes of the 18th century. It contains all of the original features including decorations, costumes, props and stage equipment. The most precious item in the castle´s collection is the golden carriage made of gilded walnut wood which clearly illustrates the skills of the period craftsmen. The highest point of the castle complex is the castle tower which offers a stunning view of the whole town. Don´t forget to pay a visit to the castle cellars located in the fourth courtyard which are the lowest accessible part of the complex.

Uncover the mystery of the mythical treasure

The vast baroque gardens in French and English style, the cascade fountain and castle lake will tempt you to take some lovely walks. The lake is reputed to be magical and the fairies like to come here for a dance in the moonlight. The legend says that there is a treasure hidden on the island in the middle of the lake which the fairies guard along with the dwarves. Should the fairies take a liking to a visitor they are said to give him or her a share. The only hitch is that they need to know the magic word. Many people have attempted to take the treasure in the past but no one has succeeded so far. If you too are unsuccessful you can cheer up by attending some of the world class performances taking place at the unique revolving auditorium nearby.

Krumlov is renowned for its festivals and galleries

Every year Cesky Krumlov offers its visitors from all over the world a wonderful selection of festivals. The most famous is the International Music Festival (www.festivalkrumlov.cz) which features a fantastic selection of concerts throughout the summer. As in previous years its 21st staging will see a number of the world´s leading artists and musicians taking part. Should you happen to visit Krumlov in the autumn you might be interested in the international festival of films and video programmes called Ekofilm (www.ekofilm.cz). If you are an art lover then visit the Egon Schiele Art Centre located in the former brewery. The permanent exposition is dedicated to the life and works of Egon Schiele. The gallery also hosts exhibitions dedicated to 20th Century art (www.schieleartcentrum.cz). Fans of photography will enjoy a visit to the museum and atelier Seidl (www.seidl.cz) where they can admire photographs of Krumlov and the Sumava mountains from the beginning of the 20th Century as well as early cameras and original furnishings of the atelier and the photographer’s household.

You can enjoy a different view of the town from a white water raft or canoe sailing down the Vltava River. Romantic candle lit trips on an ancient wooden raft at dusk are also available. You don´t need to be worried about getting soaked as experienced rafters guarantee an unforgettable experience as well as a smooth ride without getting your feet wet. A number of welcoming restaurants will be waiting for you as you disembark offering some of the delights of South Bohemian cuisine such as “kulajda” soup with mushrooms, roast duck or pancakes with blueberries. It is worth making a trip to Krumlov in September as that is when the St Wenceslas Celebrations are held and there is even more local food on offer than usual. You can also sample top quality wine and beer from the local Eggenberg brewery.

Walking and cycling trails in the surroundings

If you get tired of the picturesque bustling streets of the historic town centre, you can take a stroll in the countryside. One of the walking routes will take you to the baroque chapel of Virgin Mary from where there is a beautiful view of the town. Another walk invites you to climb to the top of Klet Mountain and enjoy the facilities including a mountain chalet with restaurant and observatory. Cyclists can take a trip to the Rozmberk Castle or enjoy a several day trip around the Lipno Lake.Entertainment and enlightenment at the Schwarzenberk boat canal

This canal is among the leading technical sights of South Bohemia. Its route follows the state border between the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria and it connects the Vltava and Dunaj Rivers.  Its construction commenced in 1789 and with various delays was not completed until 1822. The canal measures 44 kilometres with an average depth of 1 metre and it was used to supply Vienna with wood for building and heating. It is a well preserved example of hydro architecture.

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If you want to discover Czech Republic, then a good start is hiring a car. Car Hire Assistant, the car rental price comparison site can compare local, national and even international car rental operators in Czech Republic and deliver a summary of the best deals in less than a minute. It costs nothing to use this service and nothing is added to the price. For renting a car in Czech Republic, or any of the other 174 countries covered, Car Hire Assistant is a good place to start.

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Czech Airlines, the national carrier of the Czech Republic, and AVIAWORLD, the US joint venture of AVIAREPS and Airworld Alliance, have signed a representation agreement for the USA and Canada.  Thus, AVIAREPS and Czech Airlines further strengthen their successful business relationship. From 1st August 2012 onwards, the global expert handles sales, ticketing and marketing activities on behalf of Czech Airlines as General Sales Agent in USA and Canada.  Customer comfort,  attractive travel options and the extensive network to Eastern Europe and CIS will be promoted throughout North America. From the local offices in New York, Chicago, Houston,  Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver, AVIAWORLD’s dynamic teams ensure a direct and dynamic market approach to reach utmost awareness for the Czech flagship carrier.

Being part of Sky Team since 2001, Czech Airlines passengers benefit from the strong network of the alliance when searching for travel options to the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe and CIS. By using long-haul connections of the renowned alliance partner Delta Airlines, travelers from the US can easily connect to the Czech capital Prague with direct services from New York JFK.

For the summer schedule, even daily connections are on offer. Prague airport serves as convenient hub for Czech Airlines and is one of the most modern airports in Europe with excellent minimum connecting times and short ways.

Major European cities, domestic flights within the Czech Republic and in particular services to a variety of Eastern European destinations and Russian cities make Czech Airlines an excellent choice for passengers.

Founded in 1923, Czech Airlines is recognised as a reliable, long-term airline, operating flights with a modern fleet with state-of-the-art aircrafts by the leading manufacturers Airbus, Boeing and ATR.

Car Hire Czech Republic? No matter what part of the Czech Republic you are going to, or for that matter, any one of the 175 countries we cover, Car Hire Assistant can ensure you receive the very best prices available on your car hire.  We are a car hire comparison site, our service is free and we add nothing, not a penny to the rental price. You have nothing to lose. Car Hire Czech Republic? No worries. 

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Europcar, a leading car rental firm in Europe, has recognised its best performing franchisees at ITB in Berlin.

Franchisees were nominated within five categories:  “Best Performer”, “Technical Solutions”, “Customer Satisfaction”, “Commercial Vehicles” and “Best Newcomer”. This is the first time Europcar has rewarded its international franchisees’ network with dedicated trophies”.

2013 winners were:

Best Performer : Europcar Zambia:  Grant GATCHELL, General Director Customer Satisfaction: Europcar Switzerland: Carlos SARDINHA, General Manager Technical Solutions: Europcar Oman: Nitin SAPRE, General Manager Best Newcomer: Europcar Chile: Cristian PEREZ MOORE, General Manager Commercial Vehicles: Europcar Denmark: Poul TVEDE, General Manager

“We are very proud to reward our best franchisees for the first time. It is essential for Europcar that its franchisees’ network gets further integrated and recognised within our group. We have created our new Awards to highlight the best performances and share the best practices. Our franchisees give the Europcar brand a worldwide presence and high visibility, but also a great diversity to...

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Car Hire Assistant, the car rental price comparison site has changed the website address for its Car Hire Excess insurance. With immediate effect, the new address will be: www.carhireassistant.travelexcess.com.

A spokesman for Car Hire Assistant apologised for the inconvenience, but assured users that the excellent offers previously available for these independent car hire excess insurance policies shall remain.

Car Hire Assistant providers hirers with the opportunity to take out an independent ‘pay and claim’ insurance police to cover the insurance excess imposed by car rental firms. Taking out an independent policy can save hirers a small fortune, when compared to the ‘daily’ charges imposed by most rental companies.

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Heathrow passengers are the first in the world to use an revolutionary technology as component of the airport’s drive to further enhance the passenger experience. Terminal 1 passengers are being asked to participate in a 2 month ‘self-boarding’ trial in collaboration with South African Airways, which makes use of biometric data to help them board their flights quicker and more efficiently.

Once passengers arrive at the ‘self-boarding’ gate, they pass through an automatic electronic barrier which takes an infrared scan of their face. This data is verified against the biometric data that was taken at the check-in stage. When the 2 sets of data scans are successfully met, the barrier opens and the passenger can pass through and board their flight. The technology means that a passenger’s identification only needs to be checked by airline staff once during the whole departure process, minimising the amount of time it takes for passengers...

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Dubai International has broken another monthly record by receiving, for the first time, more than 5.5 million passengers in a single month. According to the traffic report issued by Dubai Airports, passenger traffic rose by 14.6 per cent to 5,559,760 in January 2013, up from 4,852,139 for the same period in 2012.

It is also acknowledged that most markets improved in January through a combination of holiday traffic and visitors to the ever popular Dubai Shopping Festival. In addition, flight links continue to be widened between Dubai and Saudi Arabia with Emirates, flydubai, Nasair and Saudi Arabian Airlines all adding new flights in 2012.

For example in the course of the year Emirates added new flights to Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh while flydubai expanded its network to include Jeddah, Dammam, Riyadh, Taif, Yanbu and Tabuk. Saudi Arabian Airlines, also introduced flights from Medina and Riyadh to Dubai and low-cost airline Nasair introduced links...

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South African Airways Extreme Fares campaign has seen exceptional 2013 figures for the airline in the UK, with income up 70 per cent year-on-year across some channels. The unprecedented improvement in January bookings comes after the recent launch of South African Airways’ focused winter adventure travel marketing campaign.

This witnessed the airline partner with adventurer Charley Boorman for his 4 part TV series Charley Boorman’s South African Adventure, which was broadcast on Channel 5 and exhibited South Africa’s ultimate experiences throughout January. The country was also in the limelight last month on the BBC as a consequence of David Attenborough’s ‘Africa’ show. Both shows generated interest which SAA were able to expolit.

Jon Danks head of UK&I marketing & communications, SAA said: “The integrated campaign ran across key digital, print, and social media channels, anchored to the range of adventures showcased in both shows.

“Our tie up with Charley and Channel 5 presented...

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