Alamo Reveals The Best Way To Enjoy A Happy Road Trip

From packing too much, to keeping the kids occupied and preventing the dreaded travel sickness, preparing for long journeys can be a stressful experience. As summer gets into fall swing, Alamo Rent A Car has surveyed customers for their secret to a stress free journey – the best start to a relaxing break.

Let me entertain you!

When it comes to car journeys with the kids, most parents will do anything to keep them entertained on long journeys. Alamo asked customers for their favourite in-car games to help the holidays get off to a good start.  Good old I-Spy came out as the most popular distraction to keep fidgeting children occupied, followed by video games and a sing-along.
1.     I-Spy
2.     Video games
3.     singing
4.     car spotting
5.     pub cricket

A Spoonful of Medicine

Travel sickness can blight car journeys for children and adults alike, turning a long journey into a test of endurance.  Alamo’s customers offered some stomach settling tips to aid a more pleasant journey with simply taking a break at the top of the list of cures for queasy passengers:

  • Take a break
  • Open the window for fresh air in the car
  • Look forward
  • Sit in the front
  • Don’t read
  • Drink water
  • Take travel sickness tablets
  • Eat something
  • Suck on sweets
  • Sleep
Planning and Preparation

Alamo’s survey also revealed that travellers like to do a little preparation before they head off into the sunset. 44% check the driving regulations of the country they are visiting before they go, with 28% looking on websites and getting travel tips from guide books.  However, preparing to travel light is not on the radar for the 40% of respondents who said they always pack far too much for their holidays.

Tom Middleditch, Marketing Manager for Alamo Rent A Car says, “Our survey shows that sometimes the old ones really are the best with I-spy still the top in-car entertainment. In today’s stressful world, the big summer break is more important than ever but making sure everyone is happy and comfortable can be a major challenge on long car journeys.  Getting the right car so that everyone has room with adequate space for luggage has got to be a good starting point and that’s where Alamo’s extensive fleet of quality vehicles can help.  This combined with our top travel tips will help ensure customers have a smooth journey wherever they travel this summer.”

9 June 2008 Staff

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