Fly - Drive Motorhome Hire Service Takes Off In Spain

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Fancy a winter sunshine break in Spain, just for a week, a month or even longer? Perhaps Brits will be house hunting and need transport and accommodation combined for the minimum of fuss in changing locations.

A motorhome could be the answer and now there is no need to pay for expensive ferry crossings from the UK followed by a long drive to the sunshine coast of Spain. People can now enjoy the benefits of low cost airline tickets to Malaga Airport and pick up your holiday home there.

From October 2005, Easirent Motorhomes from Lancashire have opened a new business venture in Spain called Motorhome Rental Malaga.

This new venture is headed by Nick Hanley, founder of, who traditionally have rented out a wide variety of vehicles in the UK and Europe. These range from LGV trucks, lorries, vans, limousines, cars, horseboxes and motorhomes.

He said, "We have seen a huge increase in demand for motorhome hire both in the UK and for customers wishing to take them abroad. The growth in the UK motorhome industry is significant, with 6,201 new vehicles, an increase of 4 per cent, being bought in the first half of this year. Currently there are over 130,000 motorhomes in use by UK residents and the average use of each vehicle is 38 nights a year. Interestingly it is the 30-somethings who appear to now be attracted to holidays or weekend breaks in motorhomes, they seem to enjoy the varied types of family getaways that these vehicles can be used for."

"But we have also seen a significant number of more senior people, who no longer are tied to their children and have more time on their hands. Some have taken early retirement and they now want to take extended holidays in the sunshine, especially Spain. We are finding that these customers are also thinking about buying a second home in the region or just looking for the right property to move abroad permanently. Rather than drive to Spain in their own car, or stay in a hotel, they want to take advantage of the low cost flights on offer to Malaga Airport and tour around doing their own thing. The motorhome is perfect for this."

Hanley says that all their high quality, diesel-engined, Benimar 4800LG, 500LD and 6000ST motorhomes, with four to sixth berths in Spain are fully equipped but customers normally like to bring their own bedding. However we can supply this for a small charge. The motorhomes are right hand drive with UK specification so they are easy for our customers to use.

On arrival at Malaga Airport, customers are met by Easirent’s British representative and taken to their depot, which is only a very short distance from the airport. They are given a fully inclusive demonstration of the vehicle’s features before they set off on their holiday.

Hanley added, "For those lucky people who can fly to Malaga and wish to do something really special we are offering fully accompanied tours to Morocco over a two week period. Current owners can also bring their own motorhome on these trips, or hire one of ours from Malaga Airport."

He added, "These tours take place monthly from 13 December 2005 to April 2006 and are accompanied and led by our tour guide, who has over 20 years experience of North Africa. The tour will take in all the hidden and unusual places not normally accessible to tourists."

"Imagine Christmas morning in the dunes of Africa or watching the sun come up on New Years Day from a mountain top in Morocco," said Hanley.

"Customers wishing either to rent one of our motorhomes or take part in the tour to Morocco and North Africa can find all the details on our website, ."

As to the cost of hiring the vehicle, Nick Hanley said, "Long rental periods are negotiable for price and duration but in general, a week’s hire with a 1,000 mile limit costs £875 which includes insurance. Extra days are charged at £137 a day. Customers pay for the fuel they use. We can even hire bicycles to our customers at £20 per person per week or £3 per day."

3 November 2005 Staff

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