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Please note: In July 2011, MyLocalVanHire.co.uk was rebranded as vanrental.co.uk. Ownership and operation of the site are unchanged.
Media Information: 10th November 2010
Specialist van hire services such as cross-border European use and one-way van hire are in strong demand in the UK, according to van hire website MyLocalVanHire.co.uk.
Although most van hire customers remain in the UK, a significant minority want to take their rented vans to across the Channel to continental Europe, according to van hire website MyLocalVanHire.co.uk. The website, which lists more than 730 van hire branches in 400 locations across the UK, also advertises specialist van hire services such as European van hire and one-way van hire between the UK and Spain.
Despite the recession, demand for one-way van hire between the UK and Spain has remained strong. MyLocalVanHire.co.uk now lists no fewer than four specialist companies offering one-way self-drive van hire to and from Spain. According to MyLocalVanHire.co.uk founder Roland Head, competition has really increased in this popular niche market. "When we first started promoting this service, we knew of two companies - one established and one newcomer. Now we have four advertisers, all competing with each other."
Flexible services such as one-way hire and hourly van hire are in strong demand in the UK, too. These services can be slightly inconvenient for hire companies to offer but they are increasingly a vital part of the deal for a small but consistent number of customers.
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk founder Roland Head says "Van hire is about practical needs. No one rents a van for fun - they do it because they have a need that has to be met. These needs vary hugely and that's why rental companies that go the extra mile and offer services like one-way hire and hourly hire find a loyal following of customers."
In July 2011, MyLocalVanHire.co.uk was rebranded as VanRental.co.uk. Its new web address is www.vanrental.co.uk.
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk is a UK van hire portal listing more than 730 rental branches in over 400 UK locations. Visitors can search for van hire companies in their area and see the results displayed on an interactive map. The site has grown rapidly since its launch in May 2007 and now attracts more than 50,000 visitors each month.
MyLocalVanHire.co.uk also provides a minibus hire search service and a wide range of free information guides on all aspects of hiring, driving and loading vans. For more details, visit www.vanrental.co.uk.
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