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2Nov/110

Car hire USA rental guide

Hi,

If you have ever wondered what you really need when you hire a car in the USA then just take a look at the following link. usrentacar.co.uk have put together a quick over view of insurances, driving license requirements and other general rental info.

Car hire USA

As usual our friends at usrentacar have have given us the low down on the run up to Christmas. Early signs are that there may be peak season surcharges introduced as the availability on some of the most popular vehicles is looking quite low. If you are thinking of hiring any of the following vehicles the advice is to book now for the folllowing locations - Orlando, Sanford, Miami, Tampa - all Florida car hire. Plus other popular locations like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas!

7 Seater Minivan (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar)

8 Seater minivan (Toyota Sienna or similar)

12/15 Seater Minivan (Dodge RAM or Ford e350 or similar)

Intermediate SUV (Jeep Liberty or similar)

Standard SUV  (Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar)

Full size 7 seater SUV (Chevrolet Tahoe or similar)

Convertible (Ford Mustang or similar)

There are still great rates available so reserve now to avoid disappointment.

book car hire in the usa

1Nov/110

About USA Time Zones – View a map of USA Time Zones

Hi,

Just thought I would drop a little geography related knowledge today concerning the time zones used in the USA. As dull as it may sounds I do get quite a few messages asking for info on USA Time Zones and also asking for a Map of USA Time Zones. Well, for all you time zone herds out there I have put together a post that should help;

USA time zone map

Map showing USA time zones

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United States time zones


Standard time zones in the United States are currently defined at the federal level by law 15 U.S.C. The federal law also establishes the transition dates and times at which daylight saving time occurs, if observed. It is ultimately the authority of the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with the states, to determine which regions will observe which of the standard time zones and if they will observe daylight saving time.

As of August 9, 2007, the standard time zones are defined in terms of hourly offsets from UTC.[1] Prior to this they were based upon the mean solar time at several meridians 15° apart west of Greenwich (GMT).

Only the full time zone names listed below are official; abbreviations are by common use conventions.
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The United States uses nine standard time zones. From east to west they are;
Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Central Standard Time (CST)
Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Alaskan Standard Time (AKST)
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), Samoa standard time (UTC−11)
Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10).
Zones used in the contiguous U.S.
From east to west, the times zones of the contiguous United States are:

Eastern standard time zone: (EST; UTC−05; Zone R), which comprises roughly the states on the Atlantic coast and the eastern two thirds of the Ohio Valley.

Central standard time zone: (CST; UTC−06; Zone S), which comprises roughly the Gulf Coast, Mississippi Valley, and Great Plains.

Mountain standard time zone: (MST; UTC−07; Zone T), which comprises roughly the states that include the Rocky Mountains.

Pacific standard time zone: (PST; UTC−08; Zone U), which comprises roughly the states on the Pacific coast, plus Nevada.

Map of USA time zones

Now you have the times all sorted out you might want to consider spending a little time sampling these zones first hand. Just pop along to Bargain Villas and search for a great deal for your next USA villa Holiday - oh and dont forget, you'll probably need a car - car hire usa with usrentacar.co.uk for the latest deals.

Thanks

Karl

bargainvillas.co.uk

23Oct/110

Will there be a shortage of car hire in the USA this Christmas and New Year?

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would give a little heads up for those travelling to the USA this Christmas and New Year. I recently read a very interesting post by usrentacar who specialise in car hire USA.  This year all the early indications are pointing to a shortage of car rental availability in major locations like Florida, California and New York. Well, its either a shortage or a major price hike.

But generally speaking when prices rise its due to two things. 1) Lack of vehicles 2) increase in demand.

Well, even thought both reasons intrinsically affect the other here are a couple of reasons why usrentacar.co.uk think prices are set to rise;

  • Like everybody car rental suppliers are feeling the pinch, the second hand car market is bottoming out and the actually amount of vehicles on the road is down due to the knock on effects of the Tsunami.
  • Suppliers know Christmas will be busy, they also know that the U.S. domestic market will hire a huge amount of vehicles, more than they actually have.

For more details on this post please visit the usrentacar.co.uk blog

If you are travelling to the USA this Christmas and New Year the advise is to book early, especially if you need a specialist vehicle like a convertible, any SUV and any high occupancy vehicle like a 7, 8, 12 and 15 seater minivan.

You can book car hire in the USA with usrentacar.co.uk - please click the following link: car hire USA

As well as bargainn for car hire in the USA you can still get a great deal on your Florida Villa Rental as many of our private owners are offering great rates this coming Christmas and New Year holiday.

Let me know if you have any other Chrostmas and New Years tips,

Karl

Bargain Villas

14Oct/110

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2011 – tickets just £125!

Hi,

Mwhahaha! Halloween is almost here and if you are lucky enough to be spending it in Orlando then you'll need to get yourself down to Universals Halloween Horror Nights for a Halloween you'll never forget Mwhahahaha! Check out the commercial below for a little taster Mwhahaha!...ok, enough with the evil laughs...

So how can you get your mitts on tickets to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights I hear you ask? Simply give our ticket partner usrentacar.co.uk a call on 0845 226 8523

Tickets cost £125.00 - these are eTickets so can be emailed to you within 20 minutes of purchase.

Call 0845 226 8523 to book

The tickets include the following;

2-Park Bonus PLUS Halloween Horror Nights Combo
The 2-Park Bonus with Halloween Horror Nights® Combo Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida® Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal CityWalk® on all days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used.
This ticket also includes admission to Halloween Horror Nights during the following 2011 Event Dates which fall within the fourteen (14) consecutive day period: September 23, 29, 30 October 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, or 31. NOT valid for any Saturday Halloween Horror Night Event Dates: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, or 29. The Halloween Horror Night Events begins at 6:30 pm and closing times may vary.
The ticket may be used for first entry at any time for ‘day’ entry with the ticket expiring thirteen days after that first entry; however the maximum number of Halloween Horror Nights events for which the ticket would allow entry is dependent on the first date of use. A guest may attend all of the Halloween Horror Nights events (except Saturday events) that fall within the two week validity period.
The Halloween Horror Nights Event portion of this ticket expires in 2011. If there is no 2011 Halloween Horror Nights event usage, the 2-Park Bonus portion remains valid until the first day of theme park or CityWalk usage and for the following thirteen (13) consecutive calendar days.
WARNING: THIS EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR MASKS ALLOWED.

13Oct/110

Are car rental prices in the USA set to rise this Christmas?

Hi all,

Ford Mustang or similar available via usrentacar.co.uk

I just read a pretty interesting post from our partner company usrentacar.co.uk regarding rental increases this coming Christmas.

They have been doing some interesting analysis of the car rental market in the USA in the run up to Christmas and have come us with some info on why they think the prices are set to rise.

Here are a few of the reasons stated;

  • Lack of availability
  • Lack of vehicles being supplied by manufactures
  • Higher domestic U.S demand

For the full article visit the usrentacar.co.uk blog where you'll get the full run down and not to mention loads of other USA car hire details.

So I guess the advice is pretty simple. If you are travelling to the USA, mainly Orlando Florida then you should book early before peak season surcharges  and a slow down in vehicle availability kick in.

Book your Car hire USA with usrentacar.co.uk

But dont forget that not everything is going up, there are still some fantastic rates available for Orlando Villa Rentals at Bargain Villas.