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Europcar reports 30% increase in demand for Sunday collection and return

London, June 2013 – Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe for both leisure and business users is reporting a 30% increase in collection and return of vehicles at its more than 70 locations that are open on Sundays*.  The company has led the market in offering 7 day opening at key airport, station and City Centre locations for several years and the new data demonstrates the importance of offering access to vehicle rental at the times that suit business and leisure customers.

“We believe 7 day opening should be a standard part of the offering from vehicle hire providers”, said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group.  “”Europcar was the first company to extend its opening hours to encompass Saturday afternoons and Sundays several years ago and we continue to add to the 70+ locations as we analyse and respond to customer need.

“In the past, the car hire market came to a halt for the weekend after 1pm on Saturdays. But the huge surge we’ve seen in the demand for rentals on Sundays over the past year proves that a 7-day a week service gives customers the choice and flexibility they need.”

Europcar offers easy access to car and van hire 7 days per week at key locations across the UK including all its airports, many station branches and in City Centres, enabling customers to collect and drop off vehicles every day of the week – not just during traditional office opening hours.

“As Europe’s leading car hire company we aim to stay ahead of the competition” concluded Ken McCall.  “Our goal is to provide motorists with convenience, choice, simplicity and quality as standard and we are listening to their constantly evolving needs in order to be able to continually offer services to make their lives easier.”

Europcar offers the most flexible pick up and drop off locations and services in the UK, utilising an outstanding fleet including vans, family and prestige vehicles.


* 30% growth on Sunday collections and returns from 2010-2013

For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office:  Dominic Dennis, Arran Fano, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.  dominic@harrisonsadler.com

About Europcar Group:

Europcar is the leading brand in mobility in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the company provides customers with one of the largest rental network through its own operators, franchisees and partnership. Europcar group’s brand portfolio includes Europcar®, InterRent, its low cost brand, and National and Alamo in the EMEA zone. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the company are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Winner of the first World Travel Award recognizing the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company, Europcar also was honored with the Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and received for the first time in 2012 the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

For more information: www.europcar.co.uk



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