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

Car Rentals made simple

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 Berlin

To get the best deals, we all need a little help sometimes and, if you are seeking a great deal on car rental in Berlin (Germany), 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 Berlin (Germany). 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.

Range of economy, mid-size and family cars for hire in Germany, including people carriers with Car Hire AssistantThe 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 Berlin (Germany) 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 Berlin (Germany), 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 Berlin (Germany), 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. 

Hire a top of the range car in Germany through Car Hire AssistantAt 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 Berlin (Germany). 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 Berlin (Europe), 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, McClaren, Aston Martin etc).


About Germany

There are many people who go to Germany when they are vacation. But even those that travel there frequently may not be aware of some of the interesting facts detailed below about Germany.

Germany is in Western and Central Europe, with Denmark bordering to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France and Luxembourg to the southwest, and Belgium and the Netherlands to the northwest.

  • Germany is the most populated country in Europe (aside from Russia) with a population of approximately 82 million. Of which, roughly 15 million have a migrant background, some 7 million are foreigners, whilst 8 million hold German citizenship.
  • It is estimated that some 25% of the American citizens have some form of German ancestry.
  • The land area of Germany was more than 50% larger during 1871 to 1918, and it included the majority of today's Poland and sections of Lithuania. Today, Germany's land mass totals 137,847 square miles.
  • Some of the largest European rivers; the Rhine, the Danube and the Elbe flow through Germany.
  • Germany has a number of large cities. The largest conurbation being the Rhine-Ruhr region (11.7 million as of 2008), including Dusseldorf (the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia), Cologne, Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, and Bochum.
  • Germany is the birthplace of Goethe, Schiller and Thomas Mann, Bach, Wagner and Beethoven.
  • The cultural country of Germany boasts more than 300 theatres, 130 professional orchestras as well as 630 art museums.
  • Germany is home to 14 national parks, 101 nature parks and 15 biosphere reserves.
  • Germany can boast to having almost 700 wildlife parks, aquariums, bird parks, zoological gardens, safari parks, or animal reserves. This includes 414 registered zoos, which outnumbers those in the United States. The Zoologischer Garden in Berlin is the largest zoo in the world.
  • Saalfeld, Thuringia's Fairy Grottos are the caves which have been named the most colorful in the world, based on the world record book by Guinness.
  • Around 2.5 million homes in Germany are half-timbered, which is more than any other country in the world.

One you have booked your car hire in German, there are a few places that you might want to consider including in your itinerary. He are a handful of ideas.

Berlin Wall

Of all the places in Germany, one of the places that everyone should visit, if at all possible, is the Berlin wall. Although there are only some sections of the wall that are left, it's an important piece of history and it's something that most people are going to remember, when the Berlin Wall came down.


This is the central park of Berlin, and it's a really big stretch of formal gardens, leafy walkways and parkland in the west of the city. Before the 1830s, it had been used for hunting. Now it houses the German President's home, a collection of memorials and sculptures, lakes and canals, and a lot of shady avenues. The avenues in the park merge on the Victory tower, which is topped with a beautiful gilt angel. There are 285 steps which lead to the tower's top to be treated to Berlin's beautiful views.

Romantic Road

This road provides truly spectacular views of the wonderful Bavarian landscape as well as its breathtaking castles. It had been one of the trade routes during the middle ages, and it winds through walled towns, charming villages, and picturesque countryside. It is also home to baroque Renaissance, Medieval, and German architecture. The Alps and fairytale castles finish the picture.

The busiest airports in Germany are; Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport, Dusseldorf International Airport, Berlin Tegel Airport, Hamburg Airport, Cologne-Bonn Airport, Stuttgart Airport, Berlin Schonefeld Airport, Hanover Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. Each airport serves between 56m and 5m passengers, with Frankfurt being the largest at 56.4m.

Germany's top 10 tourist attractions include; the castle at Neuschwanstein; Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; the old city of Heidelberg; The Holstentor, one of the two remaining city gates of the city of Lubeck; Cologne Cathedral. The Oktoberfest in Munich which is the largest Volksfest in the world with over 6 million visitors annually. It starts at the end of September can continues until the first weekend in October. The historic city Lindau, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden. The Eomantic Rhine (located between Koblenz to Bingen) and The Rugen Cliffs which located within the Jasmund National Park.

Favourite tourist destinations in Germany include; Dachau (Upper Bavaria), Lake Constance, The Frisian Islands, Heidelberg, Cologne, The Black Forest (Baden-Wurttemberg state in south-western Germany), The Romantic Road (a stretch of road in southern Germany between Wurzburg and Fussen), the German capital of Berlin and, as referred to above, Neuschwanstein Castle.

Car Hire Assistant can provide a car hire comparison service in virtually any town or city in Germany and at virtually every airport and sea peort in Germany. We compare car hire prices in Germany and 174 other countries. Our service is free and we add nothing to the car rental price. 

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.

Germany’s largest car rental company Sixt has commenced the implementation of its plans to create a franchise network in the USA. The company will not only continue expanding Sixt’s own system of rental stations, but it also wants to purchase franchise partners in different states in order that it can increase the rate of expansion in the car hire market in the USA, and strengthen the placement of the Sixt brand. This stage is part of its international growth plan, presently the emphasis of much of the company’s activities.

Over 100 possible franchisees have already approached by Sixt in the USA. They come from practically every state in the country with a distinct geographical emphasis on economically crucial locations and important tourist destinations. It is anticipated that the first independent car hire companies with their own car fleets and with services which accomplish the requisite tiers could start as Sixt franchisees before the end of this year.

Erich Sixt, CEO of Sixt AG: “For many years now, cooperating with local franchise partners has been a cornerstone in our expansion overseas. Establishing a franchise network in the hugely important US market plays a key role in these plans. Due to our successful progress in the USA and the tremendous interest shown by potential franchisees we are able to start pursuing this strategic objective only one year after making our debut in the US market. Sixt has quickly made a name for itself in the USA.”


German flag-carrier Lufthansa has confirmed it will merge some domestic routes with subsidiary Germanwings in order to cut costs.

The move is designed to improve profits and fend off growing competition from low-cost carriers.

Under the proposals, flights within Germany and some areas of Europe, excluding those from hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, will be merged with existing low-cost airline Germanwings from January 1st, 2013.

The new service will carry over 18 million passengers in its first year, Lufthansa said.

Lufthansa, one of the largest airlines in Europe, carries just over 100 million passengers a year.

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Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport has been delayed until October 2013, some 16 months after its original scheduled opening of June 2012.

As widely forecast in the German press, the opening of Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport (BER) has been further postponed. Berlin Brandenburg airport was supposed to have opened in June. But a last-minute hitch with the fire safety systems forced authorities to delay the opening until March of next year. But now they have admitted that this date cannot be met.

Brandenburg state premier Matthias Platzeck confirmed a new opening date of late October 2013 – a date which would coincide with the airlines’ winter schedules.

The latest delay is another blow for airlines, passengers and the various businesses and concessions which have set up shop in and around the new and deserted terminal.

Airlines had expanded their schedules thinking that Brandenburg would open in time for this summer.

But now they must continue to squeeze their extra flights into a busy Tegel (Berlin’s main airport which was due to shut down in June) for another year – including the whole of the summer 2013 season – while passengers must put up that airport’s overcrowded and inadequate facilities.

Shops and catering outlets stand empty in BER’s terminal and the brand new Deutsche Bahn (DB) station and tracks remain unused.

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The supervisory board of Berlin Brandenburg Airport GmbH recently discussed the next steps with regard to the completion of the new airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt.

Key topics included a decision concerning noise protection for local residents as well as the time and cost management for the airport. Horst Amann, the new COO is currently evaluating the planned opening date of 17 March 2013. Contrary to media reports of recent days, there have been no new developments on this matter.

Mr Amann said: “I am currently evaluating the feasibility of the opening date with internal and external construction experts.

“We have only recently started with this work and are not yet in a position to conclude our evaluation. We expect to have clarity with regard to the opening date by the next supervisory board meeting in mid-September.”

Furthermore, Mr Amann asked all interested parties to understand that “constant updates and speculation are not helpful for the time being. We will get on with our work, and as soon as we have any results we will inform the supervisory board and the public.”

Mr Amann and his team are currently compiling status reports and implementation plans for the remainder of the work. Mr Amann added that a reliable timetable could only put forward once this work was completed.

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Avis Car Rental announced the availability of portable wireless network devices for rent at seven airport locations in Germany.

The Wi-Fi devices allow car rental customers to simultaneously connect up to five mobile devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and even video game consoles. For just €8.5 per day, customers can conveniently and affordably access emails, documents and the Internet when traveling.

The devices are also small enough to fit in a pocket or bag so travelers can use them at the hotel or when on the go. “The Wi-Fi devices from Avis eliminate the traveler’s need to search for Wi-Fi hotspots or face the inconvenience of weak internet connections on mobile devices,” said Larry De Shon, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Avis Budget Group.

“The Avis service is cheaper than the services offered by most hotels in Germany, so it’s the perfect way for travelers to stay connected and keep in touch with friends and family.” The devices are available for rent at Avis airport locations at Berlin Tegel, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart airports. The Wi-Fi service is also being piloted at airport locations in Edinburgh, Scotland and Barcelona and Madrid in Spain. To add the Wi-Fi service onto a car rental reservation, customers should request it at the counter. For customers’ safety, Wi-Fi devices should never be used by the driver while the vehicle is in operation....

Aegean Airlines achieved a notable success at the 2012 World Airline Awards, with air travellers once again again voting Aegean Airlines as Best Regional Airline in Europe.

The Survey, conducted by global aviation research organization SKYTRAX, polled over 18 million business and leisure air travellers from 100 countries, with the winners of these  passenger’s choice awards announced at the Farnborough Airshow, UK on 12th July 2012.

“For the third time in four years, Aegean Airlines customers have ensured that the airline achieves its deserved recognition by winning the award for the Best Regional Airline in Europe. This repeat result is an excellent achievement and Aegean Airlines should be proud of this customer recognition of quality consistency. Aegean Airlines continues to be a favourite amongst passengers and it is very noteworthy that it has also maintained its place in the top-25 global airlines,” said Edward Plaisted, CEO of SKYTRAX.

Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of Aegean Airlines stated:  “It is the third time in a span of four years that passengers have honored us with the award for Best Regional Airline in Europe. The consistency and repetition of this award is the best recognition of the high standards greek tourism can provide especially during these times and that is something that fills us with pride. I would like to thank everyone at Aegean for their everyday efforts and of course our passengers for their continued trust and support. It is more important than ever to prove that Greece, its companies and its people deserve such...

The German National Tourist Board has announced an increase in overnight stays of 7.9 per cent by visitors from UK for January 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by German real estate company Bayerische Hausbau to manage Rosewood Munich, which will open in early 2023 as the brand’s first property in Germany and seventh property in Europe.
LOT Polish Airlines now flies twice daily from Tegel Airport to Warsaw. With the attractive connections, passengers can easily get to the Polish capital and quickly transfer to numerous onward flights to eastern Europe, North America, central Asia and the Far East.
Ryanair has confirmed that it has applied for slots to base nine aircraft at Berlin Tegel. The new planes will be in addition to the nine Ryanair aircraft based at Berlin Schonefeld.
German incoming tourism continues to show steady growth rates. From January to September, according to preliminary figures from the Germany federal statistical office, 65.3 million international overnight stays were registered (in accommodation establishments with at least ten beds).
Cologne is more popular than ever as a leisure and business destination, as shown by the strong growth of its visitor numbers in the first half of this year. From January to June 2017, 1,756,377 visitors came to Cologne (an increase of 11.3 per cent) and generated 3,051,072 overnight stays in this city (an increase of 13.1 per cent).


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