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Ultra Low Emission Zone in a Rental Car

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What Does the Rest Button Do?

Ever wondered what the REST button on the dashboard heater controls does in your car? Whether it’s a new car, or you are renting a car, the REST button may not be familiar to you.

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Ryanair Ban Trunki – Not Allowed as Hand Luggage

Ryanair have waged a war against parents wanting to take a Trunki as hand luggage on their flights with their children, it’ll now cost £10 to take a Trunki on a Ryanair Flight.

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Ford Mustang History - Special Editions

Now in its 6th generation, the Ford Mustang has been around for over 50 years, since its launch in 1962, the Ford Mustang has been the poster boy of the American Muscle car scene. We look back at the history of the Ford Mustang.

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Funny Airport Codes - Rude IATA Codes

We’ve all been sat in the airport staring at the screens looking for our flights and if you’re not looking for the name of your airline, or destination name, it’s often the airport code you’ll see, more commonly known as the IATA airport code (location identifier). It’s a 3 letter code designating airports all over the world as defined by the International Air Transport Association. Originating in the 1930’s to help pilots identify locations easily, they usually reference the name of the city where the airport is.

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Parkrun in Italy – parkrun Car Hire Discount

Worried about missing parkrun when you're on holiday? Fear not, the attraction of parkrun has spread way beyond the shores of the UK and whilst not as widespread around the world (yet!), momentum is building and you can often fill your Saturday morning void with a parkrun in some of the busiest tourist locations in the world and Italy is no different.

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Parkruns in France – parkrun Car Hire Discount

If you’re one of the 12 million brits who travel to France each year* and a keen parkrunnner to boot, you’ll likely already be packing your running shoes to enjoy a run along the promenade or a trot around any of the lakes and rivers, but did you know that parkrun is spreading its wings in France and there are currently 8 runs nationwide. Now, that doesn’t seem like a lot when you compare to the UK where there are literally hundreds available and usually one within a few miles of virtually anywhere in the country, but word is spreading and new parkruns are opening all the time.

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Where can you parkun on holiday? Parkrun Tourism

If you’re a parkrunner at home in the UK and planning your summer holiday, or a weekend break and worried about the prospect of missing your weekly 5k fix there is a solution. Pack your running shoes (as if you’d consider travelling without them anyway!) and your milestone T-shirt so the locals know you’re a seasoned parkrunner (better still, your purple volunteer milestone t-shirt so they know you pay your way in kind too!) and head to the nearest parkrun where you are spending your holiday.

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Car Hire Booked with Flybmi – What now?

If you’re one of the unfortunate passengers to have booked flights with Flybmi only to have received the text message on Sunday 17th February advising that your flight has been cancelled, your rental car may not be top of your priority list just yet, but it is something you need to consider, and the sooner the better.

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Brexit: EU Data Roaming Could be Axed in No-Deal

If the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal on March 29th 2019, UK holidaymakers and business travellers alike could return from the continent to a very unwelcome data roaming bill if they continue to enjoy their available data allowances from their UK contracts.

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Brexit: GB Sticker and EU Number Plate Changes

Should the UK leave the EU without a Brexit deal, the so-called no-deal Brexit scenario, it’ll have an impact on UK number plates for those wishing to drive their own cars in the EU, particularly the hundreds of thousands that drive from the UK to France via the channel tunnel or Dover to Calais ferry crossings.

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Bristol Airport Drop-Off Charges to be Axed – Free Parking

Bristol Airport announced on the 17th January 2019 that it will be introducing an on-site waiting area for taxis’ and a free drop-off facility for private vehicles. Bristol Airport is not alone, as most UK airports charge a drop-off fee, in fact Bristol is one of the cheapest in the UK with only a £1 charge levied for up to 10 minutes.

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Brexit: Brits Living in the EU need EU Driving License

The UK government has urged any British Citizens living in the EU to apply for a driving license in the country where they live. Whilst there are many (an understatement of mammoth proportions as of today) uncertainties around what Britain’s relationship with the EU will look like after the 29th March 2019, contingency planning from both government, business and individuals should not be ignored.

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No-deal Brexit – Green Card Car Rental

Will I need a green card when renting a car in the EU if the UK leaves with EU with No-deal Brexit? In short, no. UK residents renting cars in the EU will be covered by the insurance of the rental agent for their particular rental.

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Who Flies to Castellón Airport?

Located near Vilanova d’Alcolea, Cabanes and Beniloc in Spain, just 5km from the sandy beaches of Costa del Azahar, Castellon Airport (CDT) was officially opened in March 2011, however it wasn’t until September 2015 that a recognised airlines brought a regular route to the airport. Ryanair offer services to and from Castellon Airport from Stansted airport with regular routes from London’s capital on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline used to run a service from Bristol Airport also, but that was shelved in 2018 due to lack of demand.

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Car Rental Payment – PayPal, Bitcoin, Cash?

We’re a forward thinking car rental company and are always looking at ways to improve the service we deliver to our customers and that includes the way in which you actually pay for your rental car.

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World Police Cars

If you’re renting a car in a foreign country, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with as much as possible before taking to the roads. We’ve developed a suite of ‘Drive Smart’ guides to help you feel at home on the road at over 30 different countries all over the world. Covering what side of the road to drive on, speed limits and alcohol limits by country, we’ve now added what police cars look like all over the world.

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Weird Airports – World's Strange and Wonderful Airports

Whether you're flying into New York’s JFK or London’s LHR on business, or arriving at the new Corvera Airport in Spain with the family for your summer break, it’s unlikely that you’d have given the airport itself much thought.

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Best Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall and its golden beaches have for many years been a go to destination for UK holiday makers. Dramatic coastlines, filled with long sandy beaches, quaint sea side villages and breath taking cliff top view points rival any seaside destination.

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Vegan Car Hire – Is Car Rental Vegan Friendly?

It’s not something that many of us consider, however for vegans hiring a car isn’t as simple as finding the best deal and picking which rental car suits our needs. Veganism is booming with more and more people from all walks of life opting for a life that does not eat or use animal based products.

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