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Leading price comparator offered up hints to help parents manage journeys with kids better this Easter

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) March 18th, 2012

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and leading car hire comparator is helping parents to get prepared with a list of helpful hints to make car journeys with the kits more enjoyable.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, says: “It’s common knowledge that holidays and long car rides with the kids can be stressful. However by following our tips parents can maximise the chances of things going as well as possible!”

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Plan Ahead – Make lists of tasks you need to do and things you need to take with you to help remain more organised. Items like car seats, entertainment for the kids on the journey and first aid kits will all come in at some point so plan ahead and don’t leave things until the last minute.

Timing is Everything – Timing can play a crucial role. Setting out on your journey first thing in the morning can be advantageous since the children can sleep in the car. Having had a breakfast stop you can then get the kids washed and changed into new clothing ready to carry on your journey.

Pit-stops – Planning your stops at interesting places is a good way of keeping the kids more entertained and less bored too.

Entertainment – A very important tool in stopping the children becoming bored on a long drive. Kitting the car out with portable DVD players, games consoles, mp3 players, e-book readers and more will help the journey go more smoothly. Another fun way to keep the kids busy is with conventional travel games such as I Spy and the Licence Plate Game.

Snacks – Plan ahead and buy plenty of food, snacks and drinks to make sure the kids don’t get hungry or thirsty along the way.

Think Outside of the Box – A fun way to keep the kids entertained is to give them a disposable camera with which they can make a photo record of the trip and add them to a scrapbook once back home.

Follow the route – Another interesting way of keeping the kids busy is with a map and a highlighter with which they can trace the journey’s route. compares hire car deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 15,000 locations worldwide. Popular destinations include Spain, Portugal and France, with car hire Lanzarote deals available and car hire Lanzarote airport collections also on show.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit

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About ASAP Ventures Ltd was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Avis, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit

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