Games are off for Brits

File photo dated 9/3/2012 of Great Britain's Jessica Ennis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 27, 2012. Jessica Ennis, the face of the Games, will start her bid for Olympic gold on the first day of the heptathlon which features the 100 metres hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m. See PA story SPORT Olympics. Photo credit should read: John GilesPA Wire.
File photo dated 9/3/2012 of Great Britain's Jessica Ennis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 27, 2012. Jessica Ennis, the face of the Games, will start her bid for Olympic gold on the first day of the heptathlon which features the 100 metres hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m. See PA story SPORT Olympics. Photo credit should read: John GilesPA Wire.

New figures reveal that one in five Brits will be taking a holiday abroad during the Olympics.

Leading international leisure car rental specialist, Alamo Rent A Car, is therefore urging holidaymakers to book their car hire early to avoid disappointment and secure the best vehicle for their needs.

“The soggy British summer, combined with a weak Euro, means UK holidaymakers are heading overseas during July and August, with some travel agents reporting bookings up by 207% on last year,” said Neil Summerville, EMEA Franchising Director, Alamo Rent A Car.

“It’s easy to leave holiday car rental to the last minute, but with many Brits choosing to escape Olympic fever by going abroad this summer, it pays to book as early as possible for a stress-free trip.”

Families need to ensure they have enough room for all the luggage and the kids.

There’s nothing like an over-packed car to make a summer trip a test of endurance, rather than a pleasure. Booking in advance ensures holidaymakers can select the right vehicle at the right price.

Whether it’s a small run-around for an active city break or something with enough room for a family beach holiday, Alamo has a vehicle to suit.

Alamo also offers sat nav, helping drivers get to their destination. With locations across Europe and worldwide, including 300 locations in the USA, Alamo is the first choice for travellers looking for quality car hire at affordable prices.

“Alamo’s fully inclusive rates means travellers can budget easily, knowing exactly how much they have left those holiday extras,” concludes Neil Summerville.

“Booking in advance guarantees Alamo customers reserve the car to suit their needs, allowing them to concentrate on enjoying their trip.”