South African Car Hire Fleets Increased by 20% to Cope with World Cup Demand

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As thousands of football fans plan to visit South Africa at the end of this month, Holiday Autos has increased its fleet size by 20% in order to keep up with demand.

Busy booking periods, such as the World Cup and summer holidays, will always prompt a supply shortage

Holiday Autos , the world’s largest car hire broker, has been working with its partners to make more cars available to hire during the World Cup period.

Larger vehicles such as SUV’s, mini buses, minivans and motorhomes have been amongst the first vehicles to be snapped up and are now practically sold out. However, those looking for smaller vehicles such as a Renault Clio or Ford Focus can still find cars available, if they are quick. Prices start from £140 for a 7 day rental.

Stuart Nassos, Managing Director for Holiday Autos says: “Normally car hire is one of the last parts of a holiday to be booked. Over the last year the industry has seen a reduction in overall fleet sizes in key locations making availability an issue, so booking at the last minute is risky.

“Busy booking periods, such as the World Cup and summer holidays, will always prompt a supply shortage. We are keen to ensure that holidaymakers don’t end up with a car that doesn’t suit their needs or pay over the odds and so have been working hard to make more cars available during the forthcoming World Cup period.”

About holiday autos:
Holiday Autos is the world’s largest car hire broker operating in over 5,000 locations around the world. Working with partners including Avis, Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Budget, holiday autos offers competitively priced car hire and a high level of service to all its customers. As well car hire, holiday autos also offers campervan hire, van hire, prestige and hybrid car hire as well as chauffeur drive services.

Travellers can book online at or by contacting one of the customer services team on 0871 472 5229 between 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

For media enquires please contact the holiday autos press office on or 0207 492 7969.


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