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Vroom’s online hire-car deals find the bargains

  • 08 January, 2007 08:50

<p>With the holiday season in full swing, specialist car-hire comparison shopper vroomvroomvroom.com.au is making it easier to find bargain deals from Australia’s leading hire-car firms.</p>
<p>Vroom compares prices side-by-side for all major Australian airport car rental and hire car firms nationwide, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, giving online customers a direct choice and comparison between prices for each car class.</p>
<p>By focusing exclusively on cars, rather than dealing with accommodation and airline tickets as well, Vroom is able to guarantee the best web-based pricing from leading suppliers.</p>
<p>The website takes customers’ travel dates and times and retrieves all last-minute “best rate of the day” prices for the major car hire suppliers, presenting a list of choices in price ascending order.</p>
<p>Vroom Vroom Vroom CEO Peter Thornton says Vroom retrieves car hire rates directly from the reservation systems of global suppliers, all of which are tied into yield management systems.</p>
<p>So if Hertz has too many cars at Sydney Airport, the company may lower its prices temporarily to clear the inventory. Prices fluctuate minute-to-minute for each supplier, so a good deal is potentially just around the corner for each customer. Customers going directly to each car hire firm would have to plug in personal travel information each time and collate the results. By the time he or she had done this for Hertz, an inventory special at Avis might have come and gone.</p>
<p>Thornton says Vroom is exceptionally easy to use: “We have the easiest booking system on the planet, and our customers support this view – turnover has tripled in 2006. People like using our site because they don’t have too many screens to fill in or boxes to tick. Most people want convenience when booking a car, and we deliver.”</p>
<p>About Vroom Vroom Vroom (www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au)</p>
<p>Vroom is an online car hire shopper which compares prices side by side for all major Australian airport car rental and hire car firms nationwide, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, giving online customers a direct choice and comparison between prices for each car class. By focusing exclusively on cars, rather than dealing with accommodation and airline tickets as well, Vroom Vroom Vroom is able to guarantee the best web-based pricing from the leading suppliers. The portal’s suppliers have car rental depots in over 1,000 locations through Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Spain and the USA.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Peter Thornton
Vroom Vroom Vroom
Phone: (07) 3256 3592
Email: peter@vroomvroomvroom.com</p>

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