UK (PRWEB UK) 23 October 2013
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.”
Buy your car hire excess insurance at Questor Insurance today.
Questor Insurance’s ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign is running from June to October and will provide travellers with a wealth of handy hints and tips to make the process of planning and executing their foreign holiday that much smoother.
About Questor Insurance Services Limited
We are an independent privately owned insurance intermediary that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Questor Insurance designs and distributes niche insurance products for global markets at the same time providing great customer service via a dedicated in-house team.
Our mission is to provide our clients with the best niche insurance products and client service. We do this by designing our own insurance products, building our own software and by providing detailed and ongoing training to our staff.
We pride ourselves on providing the personal touch to our customers, you can telephone, email or make contact through our Live Chat application. Whichever way you make contact with us you will always find that our staff are ready to go the extra mile to assist.
Questor Insurance also supports its customers through the claim process. We have access to the Underwriter's claim systems so that we can provide our customers with updates on their claim and we meet with the claim handlers regularly to discuss servicing issues. We are also in the process of developing what will be an industry-leading claims platform to streamline the claims process even further to the benefit of our customers.
Questor Insurance currently offers insurance in three product classes, Vehicle Hire Excess, Travel Insurance and Excess Protection.
We started trading in August 2007 having received our authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority’s predecessor in July 2007. We are a dynamic innovative business with committed staff which translates into a great business. Our products are supplied retail to this website and wholesale to other sites.