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School Holiday Price Comparison: Car Hire

Following today's news that the Supreme Court ruled againt a fathers legal challenge against a fine from his daughters school for taking her on an unauthorised term-time holiday we look at the impact of holiday price hikes during school holidays. We are pleased to report that not all aspects of your summer holiday will be subject to a price hike in the school holidays.

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10% Car Hire Discount in Bristol – named ‘Best Place to Live in Britain 2017’

Bristol has recently been named one of the, “best places to live in Britain” according to the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide. In order to celebrate Bristol and all it has to offer, Rhino Car Hire are offering a 10% discount on all car hire bookings in Bristol.

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Should I book Car Hire with my Airline?

When you are going on holiday and need a hire car, it can be easy to simply take the first option of booking with your airline, however there are many benefits to booking with Rhino Car Hire instead. We are confident we can provide you with a quick and easy process that will save you money and leave you with a high degree of satisfaction. To fully understand the many benefits of booking with Rhino rather than your airline, we have provided you with this helpful outline of the facts

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Car Hire with Ski Rack – Hiring a car for a skiing holiday?

It’s that time of year when you’re getting ready to go on your ski holiday. The slopes are calling, the snow is in full flow and all you need now is a hire car to complete the trip. But with all that luggage, including skis, what type of car will suit you best? And is it possible to hire a car with ski racks included? We’ve got all the answers to these questions and more below.

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Canada Toll Roads – A guide to toll roads in Canada

There are several toll roads in Canada, which usually operate a cash or card system. It is important to be aware of the Ontario 407 Highway however, as the tolls are charged automatically and charged to the owner of the vehicle, through a number plate recognition scheme.

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Best Irish Bars in Spain

Irish pubs dominate the tourist hotspots of Spain and you’ll be hard pushed to find a city without one. They’re the ideal place to relax after a day by the sea. Often the busiest bar on the street you’ll be drawn to the lively music, the varied entertainment and the taste of home.

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Drive the Wild Atlantic Way with Rhino Car Hire

The Wild Atlantic Way is a stunning driving route in the Republic of Ireland. The trail encompasses the West Coast and parts of the North and South Coasts. The route is 2,500 kilometres in total and passes through nine counties. It is possible to complete the whole trail or sections of it. One thing is for sure; you will struggle to find a more beautifully rugged and dramatic coastline elsewhere in the world.

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What happens if I get a Parking fine in a hire car?

When driving abroad there are going to be elements of the unknown that we encounter and one example of this occurred to my family and I whilst using our hire car, driving around Florida in The USA. We had been staying in a holiday home in Orlando and decided to make the most of our hire car with a drive to Daytona Beach. The hire car was perfect for this; our Kia Sorento was spacious and comfortable for all the family.
 

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Speeding fines in a rental car - what to do?

Unfortunately it’s quite possible that you may get a speeding fine whilst driving in your hire car; this could be in the UK or abroad. You are liable to a get a speeding ticket or fine if you break any of the recommended speed limits. The most common way of being caught speeding is by a speed camera, with countries around the world having a large number of both fixed and mobile cameras.

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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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