Why People are now Opting for Long-term Hire vs Ownership of a Vehicle

Long-term car hire has a range of benefits for different people, but in this blog, we’re primarily looking at how long-term car hire Vs ownership of a vehicle can positively impact your Staycation this year. Due to Covid-19 and the necessary travel bans, including the removal of holidays abroad and restricting overseas travel, more people than ever will be looking to holiday in Great Britain, and here’s how we can help:

Our vehicle range is extensive, from compact and estates to people carriers and 4×4’s; we have a vehicle make and model to suit your individual needs. In addition to affordable car hire, we also provide 24-hour emergency breakdown assistance, maintenance, and vehicle recovery – which can give great peace of mind if you’re looking to explore the UK by road this Summer.

Holidaying in Great Britain

More than 60 million domestic holiday trips that involved a minimum one-night stay were taken in 2019. The figures for 2021 are predicted to be even higher. Retailers experienced an astronomical rise in sales for tents and camping equipment in 2020. Again, this is expected to be more so for 2021, with people being more likely to opt for self-catering, un-shared facilities, and accommodation.

The trouble with more rural locations in the UK is their proximity to transport links, meaning a vehicle is necessary. If you look into booking a self-contained lodge or chalet directly with an owner, you’re likely to see the words: ‘Car Advised.’ Not only is a vehicle needed to get to your staycation location, but it can also mean the difference between being limited to one area or being able to travel further afield and explore more of the wonders this country has to offer.

With an incredible coastline spanning more than 11,000 miles, the UK hosts some of the most beautiful beaches and views in the world. Blue flag beaches, dog-friendly beaches, and stunning miles of coastal paths can be just a drive away. There are also many famous tourist attractions and landmarks, more than 4,000 castles, 2,500 museums, 300 zoos, 20 major theme parks, and more fish and chips shops than you could ever wish for!

The Silver Lining From Covid-19

More than 60% of adults were working from home during 2020, and, looking at just April alone, 73% of workers didn’t take a single day’s holiday. Many people now have a backlog of annual leave, and due to quarantines and travel restrictions, paired with a limited choice of places to travel to and from, staycations are going to be highly popular this Summer.

With more days to use and only your home country to explore, now is the time to look at long-term vehicle hire to experience the wealth of sights and attractions within the UK.

Long-term vehicle hire can be from 28 days to 12 months, with your only responsibility being to fill the tank when necessary!