Europcar is reporting a 30% increase in collection and return of vehicles at its 70-plus locations that are open on Sundays.
The company has been offering seven-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.
Ken McCall, managing director of Europcar UK Group, said: “We believe seven-day opening should be a standard part of the offering from vehicle hire providers.
“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 seven-day a week service gives customers the choice and flexibility they need.”