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Car Hire Checklist – What do I need to remember when hiring a car?

Hiring a rental car will give you the freedom to explore your destination of choice. Take in the scenery and the hidden gems away from the tourist hot spots all from the comfort of your own car.

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Can I hire a car with a drink driving conviction?

A drink driving conviction is a serious endorsement and the large majority of car hire suppliers will think twice before hiring a car to someone with a drink driving conviction, also known as a DR10.
 

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Malaysia Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Malaysia

The large majority of Malaysian Expressways and Highways are toll roads. The toll roads are in excellent condition and make travelling around the country pleasurable. There are two main types of toll system: closed or open. The tolls are payable in Malaysian Riggit (RM).

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Child Car Seat Rules: What are the rules regarding child car seats in different parts of the world?

Here at Rhino Car Hire we understand you want your children to be safe wherever they are in the world, so we have compiled a handy break down of the Child Seat regulations for the most popular travel destinations around the world.

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What is the difference between an International Driving Permit (IDP) and an International Driving Licence?

The distinction between and IDP and an IDL is not always clear. Therefore, please be aware that an International Driving Licence is NOT the same thing as an IDP. An International Driving Licence is not a legally recognised document. In fact it is probably easiest to say that an International Driving Licence does not really exist. The term is often misused when referring to an International Driving Permit.
 

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Toll roads in Orlando when visiting Disney – Toll roads in Florida

Following a recent family trip to Disney, we thought it would be useful to share our experience of the issue with toll roads in Florida, also known as E Pass and Sun Pass, and how best to handle them. When we arrived at the car rental desk, we were offered the toll road package called Sun Pass. Simply put, we could pay an upfront fee and use the more convenient Sun Pass lanes at the tolls, avoiding the need to stop at the barrier and scrabble around for loose change to pay the tolls. All sounds great right

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Funny Place Names UK - 5 Rude Road Signs

Twatt, most commonly said as an English expletive, is in fact an area in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. Due to its more common derivative, the name draws laughs from many living outside of its parish. However for those interested in the history behind the name, Twatt actually derives from an Old Norse word meaning ‘small parcel of land’.  Why not visit Twatt for yourself? Surely a selfie next to the road sign is required!

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Cyprus Peace Talks Update - Varosha

Over 40 years of conflict, disagreements and worldwide publicity and yet Cyprus still remains a divided country. The country was invaded by Turkish military in 1974 as has been occupied ever since. The occupation displaced thousands of Cypriots, leaving homes abandoned and possessions discarded. 

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How to hire a car - What you need to know:

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Can I hire a car with points on my licence?

Most hire car companies will generally accept 6 points on a licence. Due to the latest change in regulations, external parties such as rental car agents are able to check your driving licence through an online portal. On the whole most rental car companies will not worry about a first fixed penalty offence for speeding, but may refuse to hire a car to you outright if it is a more serious offence.

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Can I hire a car without a Credit Card?

We are often asked if it’s possible to hire a car without a credit card. The short answer is no, however there are exceptions to the rule. The industry standard is that a credit card is required to hire a car, this has to be registered in the name of the main driver for the rental and presented on arrival at the rental agent office / depot.

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Extra departure tax will help fund Greek airport improvements

UK holidaymaker’s love travelling to Greece and thousands of us visit both the Greek mainland and the beautiful Greek Islands year on year. However most of us would agree that the regional airports are long over due a makeover; they need modernising and in some cases increasing in size.

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Latest foreign office update for travel to the UAE

The number of UK passengers travelling to the United Arab Emirates, especially Dubai, is ever increasing in popularity. Thousands of us flock to the glamorous city of Dubai for a holiday of shopping, glorious beaches and sightseeing. However us Brits can some times be a bit blasé about the local customs and laws of the UAE. So much so that in the past UK citizens have found themselves in trouble with the local police and even facing prison sentences due to a lack of understanding as to what is acceptable behaviour in the UAE.

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Rio 2016 Medal Table - An Alternative Table by Population

Now that the party is over and focus, not always positive, turns to the Paralympics games, the Rio 2016 Olympics medal table paints a familiar picture with the USA sitting on top of the pile with nearly double the number of gold and total medals than any other nation. The big surprise in Rio 2016 however is the performance of team GB who for the first time have snatched second place on the podium from China, a super power in world and Olympic sport.

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Car Hire for The North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is a stunning highland road trip adventure around Scotland’s finest coastal roads. The start and end point are based in Inverness, where flights are available to Inverness airport with a selection of airlines including easyJet and British airways.

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Brexit & Car Hire: What does it mean for you?

Millions of us travel to Europe every year and many of us also hire a car for when we reach our destination. On June 23rd 2016, the UK made the momentous decision to leave the EU. The implications of this decision are far reaching and it has left many customers at Rhino Car Hire asking how they will be affected.

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Bike racks and car hire: What’s the best option?

Your holiday has arrived and you’ve booked your hire car ready for the adventure. However you’re also thinking it would be great to have access to your bike whilst on holiday. Can you attach a bike rack to the roof of your hire car?

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The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge - Done!

On Friday the 8th July 2016, team Rhino met at The Bristol Zoo packed and ready to start our journey up to Snowdonia National Park in northwest Wales. The coach journey was a long, slow one taking around 6 hours (the diversion due to the touring Eisteddfod festival didn’t help!), but the mood was jolly and everyone was excited and a little apprehensive about the challenge ahead.

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Croatian Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Croatia

A guide to the toll roads in Croatia: Croatian motorways contain toll gates where tolls will be collected as part of your journey. There are three main ways of paying a toll:

 

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Sicilian Toll Roads – Are there toll roads in Sicily?

A guide to the toll roads in Sicily: The majority of roads in Sicily are toll free but there are two exceptions: the A18 and the A20. Both of these roads have toll booths and are part of the Sicilian freeway.

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