Most car rental companies, as well as online platforms for renting cars such as Rentalport, offer for rent categories of vehicles instead of specific car models.
If you are curious to know why, keep on reading!
Summer vacation is in full swing. Same as last year, this summer most holidaymakers prefer to travel on holiday by car. Traveling by car comes with multiple advantages, including reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to a minimum, greater comfort, and flexibility, as well as the ability to pack with you whatever stuff you want! Or at least everything that can fit in your car! However, this can be dangerous since most travelers tend to pack the whole household with them..
How to effectively pack your car for a holiday without having stress? Keep reading!
Man thinks and COVID changes. This is how we could describe the last year and a half in the case of many of us. Our travel habits have gradually changed. We got used to filling out various forms and testing before and after returning from vacation, canceled flights or quarantine, and we started looking for safer and more suitable forms of travel - such as traveling by car.
In order to be even closer to you, we are again expanding the list of our branches! Currently, you can rent a car with us in more than 350 branches of various car rental companies across nine countries. The latest destination on our list is Malta, which has recently become an increasingly popular destination for tourists from all over the world!
The island of Corfu, located in the north of Greece, is a real gem. Thanks to its beautiful beaches, mild climate, lots of greenery, and historical monuments, it is an ideal holiday destination for all age groups.
In our article, we will give you tips on the most interesting places on this island, which you should definitely not miss when visiting it.
From the very beginning, RentalPort´s mission is to satisfy as many customers at as many locations as possible. For this reason, we are constantly striving to expand our global coverage. We currently cover more than 350 branches across 9 countries and our customers have a choice of more than 23,000 cars. The latest locations on our coverage map are the popular Greek islands!
Last Thursday, after the fourth round of negotiations, the EU institutions reached a preliminary agreement on the introduction of digital certificates, the so-called COVID passes, enabling free travel within the EU.
This great news delighted especially those who definitely do not want to miss this summer vacation. Are you one of them? Check our article to know more about how the COVID pass will look like and when it will be possible to use it!
A year ago, the revenues from car rental dropped by an average of 85%. The losses could not be made up even during the summer season, and 2020 thus became a liquidation year for many car rental companies.
In 2021, however, the situation will be different. With the arrival of spring, the epidemic situation in Europe has improved and most countries report a gradual easing of governmental restrictions. Many of us have already started planning summer vacations.
What trends can be expected in the area of car rental during the upcoming summer season?
If you are traveling by air, renting a car from the airport car rental branch is undoubtedly very convenient. However, it can be significantly more expensive than renting from a regular branch. In our article, we will tell you why it is like that and share some tips on how to avoid overpriced rentals.
Renting a car is very similar to buying flight tickets. Prices are constantly changing, and if you want to find the best option, you should spend enough time comparing them. Similarly, you should know what can influence the final price thus what to be careful about.
The cost of the rental depends on various factors, including the vehicle category, the pickup and dropoff location, the above-limit kilometers, or the prices for extras and additional insurance. In our article, we will summarize some tips on how to rent a car for a reasonable price.
Car rentals offer a wide selection of vehicle categories for rent, from the MINI category to LUXURY VEHICLES. Vehicles are divided into categories mainly according to the type of vehicle, bodywork, size of the luggage compartment, or the purpose for which the vehicle is intended.
With so many options, it's easy to get lost! Rentalport has therefore prepared a "guide" for you, which will introduce you to the individual categories that can be found on our website, and will help you choose the right category.
In the 1970s, the Romanian capital, Bucharest, used to be called the Paris of the East. Although the city has undergone various changes since then, Bucharest has retained its charm and it is an increasingly popular destination for tourists from all over the world. In our article, we will introduce you to places that you should definitely not miss when visiting the Romanian capital.
Did you know that the women-founded startups present only 27% of all startups in Europe? That only around 7% of European women invest in startup financing?
Women Startup Competition was established in order to eliminate this disparity. At this year´s contest, Rentalport represented by its CEO, Martina Bondarchuk, ranked second.
Artificial intelligence has been progressing in almost all sectors in recent years. Car rental is no exception. How is artificial intelligence transforming this area?
After a successful reservation of the vehicle through Rentalport, you will receive a booking confirmation, which the car rental company will require from you when picking up the car. You will then sign a car rental agreement with the car rental company. What should this agreement look like?
Do you have to cancel your trip due to current travel restrictions? Did you find out after booking a vehicle that you need to rent a larger car? In our article, you will explain to you how to proceed when canceling or changing your reservation.
Returning a rented vehicle can sometimes be a little complicated. Therefore, it's good to know what to expect when handing over a car and how to prepare for it.
In our article, we will give you a few tips, thanks to which you can avoid possible complications and save your time and money.
2020 has been a disaster for many car rental companies. In April, car rental sales fell by an average of 85% and the losses could not have been made up even during the summer season when most car rental companies were forced to reduce their fleet.
Due to the constantly changing situation, at the moment it is not possible to certainly predict what the new year will bring. However, one thing is for sure - for many car rental companies, the upcoming year will be the decisive one. In our article, we will summarize the factors that might be crucial in the area of car rentals in 2021.
You may have already experienced the situation when the car rental company charged you extra fees you did not know about when making a reservation. One of the most common fees is an out-of-hours fee. In our article, we will explain when this fee is applied and how it can be avoided.
Rental of vans and commercial vehicles has become increasingly popular in recent years. The greatest demand for this category of vehicles is in the run-up to Christmas, and the reasons are various, most often the business, moving, transportation of furniture, electronics, household appliances, or building materials. In our article, we will introduce you to the top 5 most used multi-purpose vans that can be rented through Rentalport.
After a successful expansion into the neighboring Czech Republic, we are launching new branches in Romania and Bulgaria. Currently you can rent a car through Rentalport at 200 branches, and you can choose from more than 15,000 cars of various categories.
There are several reasons to rent a car. A broken car, road trip, moving into a new apartment, or a desire to try the latest model of your favorite car brand. In our article, we will summarize the situations in which it is worth considering renting a car.
Car renting is a seasonal thing. The strongest are usually the summer months of June, July, and August, when car rental sales account for up to 60% of full-year sales. Recent years have been proof of that. The demand for car rentals was so high during the summer seasons that car rental companies often had to buy new vehicles. This year, however, the situation was completely different.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, we got used to social distancing and most of us are trying to avoid visits to places with a high concentration of people. In this context, driving is currently one of the most sought-after forms of transport. You probably know the feeling of security when you get in your car and take off your face mask. However, you should definitely not forget to regularly disinfect your car, even if it is used exclusively by you and your family members. In our article, we will explain to you how to do it.
The Czech capital, famous mainly for its history, is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Although the number of visitors dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, it does not change anything about the beauty of this city and its surroundings. In our article, we will summarize what you should definitely not miss when visiting Prague.
Did any of the vehicles in your company´s fleet crash or you are waiting for a new vehicle to be delivered from production? Rentalport offers you an ideal solution for short-term car rental.
Choosing a car rental company is just as important as choosing the destination to which you are going. How to choose the right one? Should the price be the most important criterion when renting a car? In our article, we will point out what to focus on when choosing a car rental.
The contactless purchase of products or services is becoming increasingly popular. Car rental is no exception. Its main idea is to eliminate physical contact of the customer with the car rental agent. This comes with various advantages such as saving time or money. In our article, we will look at how contactless car rental works in practice.
In today's turbulent crown times, most people choose to stay at home. However, some of us are braver, cannot stand without the sea and want to go to holiday in Croatia or Italy. Most often they travel by their own car, but some rent a car from a rental company. The reason may be a larger family, so they need a bigger car, e.g. minibus, but there are also those who rent a caravan.
In the following lines, we would like to remind you of the insurance options, which will provide a great chance that your vacation will not be more expensive.
Many Slovaks consider the second-largest Slovak city, Kosice, to be even more beautiful than the capital. The metropolis of East Slovakia can boast the longest pedestrian promenade in the city center, as well as the largest historical conservation area in Slovakia. If you decide to visit Kosice, here are some places that you should not miss!
Do you have a small kid? In that case, you certainly know that almost everything takes longer with children than usual. Packing for a vacation or a trip is no exception. Although you can pack a lot more things when traveling by car than when traveling by train or plane, the packaging must be well planned so that you do not pack the whole household in the end. Here are some tips on how to effectively pack for a road trip with children!
The coronavirus pandemic, which is still far from being over, has turned the lives of many of us upside down. However, the most affected areas are the economy and the business environment. Car rentals are no exception. Here is an overview of the most important changes that have taken place in this field in the past months.
Rentalport is a dynamically developing platform that focuses on online car booking and related services. It is currently operating in more than 60 locations across Slovakia and Czechia and its customers can choose from more than 2000 of vehicles.
Rentalport already operates in more than 20 cities and three countries. Each city is unique and has a lot to offer to its visitors. We have decided to share the most interesting travel tips in these cities with you on our blog. The first city is a Slovak capital - Bratislava.
• hidden fees can increase the advertised car rental price up to 30-70%
• the most common cross-sells that customers are pushed into are different types of insurance, even though customers often do not need them at all.
• renting a vehicle from a non-airport rental branch can cost you 20% less
Renting a car is not a commonly discussed topic and people usually deal with it only when they are in urgent need of renting a car or when they lose money while using rental services. They often do not get enough information before renting a vehicle, do not know what they are actually renting and what the rental conditions are. This causes a big number of negative car rental experiences.
Renting a car can be as simple as renting a hotel room or booking a flight ticket, which has probably already tried all of us. All you need to do is to make a few clicks. However, the situation might get complicated if you have to make a decision directly at a car rental branch. The reason is the number of extras or surcharges for various services that you do not always need! You might be still thinking that renting a car at the rental branch cannot be such a big deal. However, car rentals can really deceive you, especially if you are renting a car for the first time and you are not used to their fraudulent practices. One of the most common scams is, for example, imaginary damage to the vehicle, due to which car rental companies refuse to return the deposit to their customers or the aforementioned cross-sell or up-sell of unnecessary services and accessories.
The reason? Car rental companies are fighting against each other in order to get customers. This is reflected in rental prices. Daily rates for car rentals are generally low and rentals need to seek for new options for making money. Instead of finding creative solutions, some of them choose to make money by fraud. Unfortunately, this happens on a daily basis since our legislation does not consider these acts illegal. That's why you need to be careful when renting a car!
We asked Rentalport.com (the largest search and reservation platform for car rental in Slovakia) about the most common frauds the car rentals might try on you!
In the offer of many car rental companies, as well as when renting a car through the largest rental platform Rentalport, you will find that you will rent a category of vehicle and not a specific model. How are the categories most often divided and how does it usually work when you want to rent a specific vehicle model?
If you have already learned the benefits of renting a car through a car rental platform such as Rentalport, you will also encounter other specifics, especially on an international market. Large global players have usually other services in their portfolio. What are the advantages of local portals compared to global ones? Here is our comparison:
On the market are large number of car rental companies that offer their services. These car rental companies provide different conditions for their customers, but if you want to choose the most suitable offer for you, it can be difficult, as you get lost in the confusing conditions and rules of each of them. That is why Rentalport came into the market.
Your car has been demolished and a series of endless insurance claims is waiting for you. If you need to stay mobile and rent a car for this period of time, you have to arm yourself with a patience. Searching for the right car rental that the insurance company will reimburse, seem like a relatively difficult task and you do not have the desire or energy to do it. That is why we have devoted the following blog article to how to deal with insurance claims and rent the relief vehicle from A to Z. You will find out when are you entitled to a refiel vehicle, how to choose the right vehicle for rent, how to arrange reimbursement for the rental car with the insurance company and how you can rent a replacement car through rentalport.com.
It very likely that you have noticed an increased number of shared bicycles or electric scooters in recent months. There is nothing to wonder about, this type of transport has become very popular abroad and it begins to raise popularity in our region as well. However, have you ever wondered how much such rent of electric scooter actually costs?
The next time you rent a car, you should know that you will have to pay extra for each premium service. Insurance is also one of these services, and in this article, you can find the most important information you should know about rental car insurance.
When you rent a car through Rentalport, you will come across one specific feature that similar search and booking platforms have in common. You are usually booking a vehicle category, not specific vehicles. You may be asking: Why is that? Is it an effort to mislead the customer? In this article, we will describe the exact way in which the booking of a vehicle category works.
It is no longer a secret that the coronavirus that hit the whole world in 2020 will deeply affect the economy. Despite the fact that Slovakia is doing very well compared to other European countries, many areas of business may not survive due to the corona crisis. How will it affect car rental companies?
RentalPort.com, a corporation that operates online car rental started offering its services. The company offers the opportunity to compare and book a car from more than a dozen Slovak and Czech car rental companies with a fleet of more than a thousand vehicles.
Maybe you didn’t know that you can also rent a car through Rentalport before. Rentalport car rental uses the capacity of many rental companies on the market and offers the conditions that suit the customer as much as possible. Rentalport negotiates the terms and conditions with car rental companies to ensure the best prices for the client on the market. The offer of the portal is much wider than the offer of certain car rental companies. In the following article, we will present to you the advantages of the Rentalport and we will also compare the car rent through Rentalport versus car rent through the car rental company. Let's start!
When you are renting a car from any rental company or through a booking portal where multiple car rental offers are collected like Rentalport, keep in mind that you will be required to provide the documents you need to rent the vehicle. Requirements vary if you book a car through the booking platform and then you pick it up at the car rental branch or if you will just visit the car rental branch. The car rental company has to follor agreed conditions, but you also need to have everything you need with you. In this article we will discuss the most important things to remember when booking a car through a search-and-comparison portal such as Rentalport or when taking a car directly at a car rental branch. Let's go!
Like many other services, renting a car directly through a rental car company or through the Rentalport platform, which gathers multiple car rental offers, is a relatively seasonal business. It has some stronger and weaker periods that define the price of a rental.
Are you one of those who are panicking about the COVID-19 virus, or you just don't think that it is anything special? Epidemics and pandemics, whether viral or bacterial, have plagued humanity since time immemorial. I’m sure that you heard about Black Death which exterminated almost half of the population of Europe and Asia in the 14th century. You probably also heard about the recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa. But one thing is clear COVID-19 is already in Slovakia and the action is needed.
Even if you are not the owner of a vehicle, but if you are an active driver, there may be situations in your life where you are in need of a vehicle. You might want to go for example, for a holiday by car, a long weekend, a concert or other cultural event, shopping out if the town, and so on. So maybe you are not thinking of buying a car at the moment. But you can also think about renting a car as an option. If you do not need a vehicle daily but rather exceptionally, this may be a much better alternative for you. What are the most important advantages of renting a car over buying? We've summarized the most important points for you:
If you are renting a car for the first time, and if you will keep in your head a few essentials, it is likely to be a positive experience. A rented car gives you much more flexibility than other types of transport. And usually, you don't even need to worry about a lot of details like when you own a car. In addition, a rented vehicle is also very useful when you need it only occasionally, or you if want a specific type of vehicle. Rentalport offers the most advantageous opportunity to compare the offer of many different car rentals and then choose what suits the customer's needs. Anyway, when you are renting a car, it is a good idea to check a few essentials. And we will tell you more in the article what are those.
A holiday in the form of a mass-organized trip to a seaside resort is becoming less and less attractive for people. Places that are not crowded with tourists become extremely attractive, and you can find out about their existence at random from family, friends or acquaintances. Nowadays, it is common for a group of people to pack up day to day and go blindly to different places. The journey itself becomes an adventure. However, these beautiful places can be reached very often only by car.
Renting a vehicle can be much more convenient than owning a one. Especially when you don’t need the car on a daily basis. Car owners need to take care of the costs of insurance, periodic maintenance, tire replacement and so on, if you rent a car you don’t need to take care of those fees. It means that you have much fewer worries with a car! So, if you rent a car it can be very advantageous for you. However, on the other hand, you need to beware of some of the charges related to renting a car. In addition to renting a car, you can pay additional fees, depending on the services you want. So what are these fees? These ones!
Refueling a car may seem like something very simple. There are many cases when people refueled a car with the wrong fuel which caused the vehicle damage. That situation happens very often when you rent a car because sometimes it may not be completely clear what to refuel in the car. Of course, you will get all the information when you renting a car but you may simply forget this information. So how to avoid a similar situation and what could happen if you refuel a car with the wrong fuel?
There is no doubt that Slovakia is a beautiful country. From Bratislava to Kosice we can find tons of natural beauties that are worth seeing. During the free weekend, we drive by car abroad very often, but it is important to remember that Slovakia is also very beautiful!
Spring is coming, so traveling by car for trips will become more and more up-to-date. What is worth seeing? In this article we will give you tips for 5 interesting trips across the natural gems of Slovakia. It is also important to know how to get there and how to solve parking. Let's go!
Business trips are becoming a part of the workload of many employees, especially in larger companies. Sometimes it is necessary to check different company branches or just visit some clients. If the employee needs to travel in short distances, traveling by car is the best option. That gives him the finest flexibility in terms of time and comfort. Although it is still necessary to calculate with a time spent in the car, it is usually the best way of transport from a place to place.
Although it is winter only according to the calendar, it does not mean that the weather on the road will no longer bother us. Especially during winter, drivers need to be more cautious than in other seasons. Roads are slippery, visibility is reduced and during holidays, more of so-called 'holiday' drivers are on the roads. When it is snowing and ice is on the road it is not always easy to manage driving without even a small amount of stress.
In this article, we’ll cover some of our tips to help you on the road during the winter. Even if you are an experienced driver, it will definitely not hurt you to get some useful tips to make your driving more comfortable in the winter.
Especially during the winter months, it is very common that your car to be damaged. Of course, not only during the winter but especially when there is snow, ice and the road is wet, accidents can happen very easily. There is a large number of accidents and it is better to avoid them. Especially if you want to avoid solving such problems with an insurance company in the case of your own or rented vehicle.
Car rentals are used by many people in Slovakia. It is a practical and simple way to get a car according to your ideas for a trip, event or occasion. Car rental is not too expensive, but on the other hand, not cheap either. Some types of fees are associated with the rental. One of the fees to be paid when renting a car is a security deposit.
Slovaks travel abroad many times and spend a lot of money, although there are many beautiful areas in Slovakia. And you don't have to travel too far to experience an interesting adventure. In this article, we will introduce you to some important tips and advice for a road trip in Slovakia.