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Month: June 2015

UK Driving Licence changes on 8th June could affect your holiday car hire

UK Driving Licence changes on 8th June could affect your holiday car hire

The abolition of the paper counterpart to the UK driving licence is threatening to cause travel headaches for holidaymakers planning on hiring a car abroad during their holidays – but there are solutions to hand. From 8th June 2015, only the photocard licence will be valid in the DVLA’s shake-up of driving licences, which will mean all points and endorsements will now be recorded centrally on a computer database. Police, insurance companies and car rental agencies in the UK will…

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Tuscany: Beaches, wineries, and unmissable cities

Tuscany: Beaches, wineries, and unmissable cities

The natural beauty of Tuscany, a region in central Italy, is every bit as mesmerising and varied as the picture postcards suggest, from the cypress-lined olive groves, to the wineries, to the long, untainted golden sands and beaches along the coast. This is a land where a gentle drive or peaceful saunter through the undulating countryside is an absolute joy, as you look down on an isolated farmhouse sitting amid swathes of lush green fields or over a sea of golden…

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Vienna: The city of music, cake, and so much more!

Vienna: The city of music, cake, and so much more!

A couple of members of our team have just come back from a wonderful few days in Vienna. Here, they tell us all about it, and share the best places to go. Without doubt, Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of the most charming cities in Europe, if not the world. Often described as the “City of Music”, it unsurprisingly has a wealth of entertainment for music lovers, and has been synonymous with classical music for centuries. Mozart, Beethoven and…

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Car Hire Excess Waiver Insurance

Car Hire Excess Waiver Insurance

Most car rental companies charge an excess if you have an accident. This means that you will be responsible for the first part of the claim. The part you are responsible for is called the “excess” and it varies from one car hire company to another. However, it’s usually between £500 and £2,000 depending on the vehicle type you rent – but it can be substantially more on high-value cars. You can protect yourself against these charges by purchasing an…

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