Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, rental car companies in Florida reduced their inventory drastically in order to save money.  Let’s face it, everyone tried to do something to ease financial burden during this awful time.  However, now life is slowly returning to ‘normal’, the parks are open and visitors are able to travel again, there is a shortage of rental cars.

Pre-pandemic it was quite normal to just turn up at a rental car desk and expect to walk away with the keys to a hire car.  That is definitely not the case now.  In fact, if you have not pre-reserved a vehicle, you will most likely be disappointed.

 

Book Ahead of Time

Pre-book your desired rental car ahead of time.  This will guarantee your car will be available upon arrival at your destination.  Reserving a vehicle will take the uncertainty out of the situation.  Make sure you book a vehicle that is ample for your party’s needs.  It is unlikely upgrades will be available later.

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Off Site Rental Car Hire

The majority of travelers want instant, quick and easy.  This means that the car hire companies at the airport will book out first.  However, there are a host of companies a very short bus ride away that offer rental cars.  These establishments are often cheaper too.  The shuttle buses arrive at the airport every 5-10 minutes, so you should not have to wait long for transportation.
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If you don’t need a rental car for your entire holiday, an even cheaper option is to use a car hire company nearer to where you are staying.  Most rental car companies have satellite branches in and around the Orlando area.  Of course, doing it this way would mean taking a taxi from, and possibly back to, the airport.  Weighing up the cost of a rental car for the duration of your vacation, as opposed to one for a few days and using taxis, could prove a more viable option.

For further information or to make a vacation rental booking, please feel free to contact one of our team members.  We are always happy to help.