segunda-feira, 27 de abril de 2015

What DVLA driving licence paperless change can mean for car hirers abroad this summer

Holidaymakers are being warned to expect a summer of car hire disruption after it emerged that the DVLA is to scrap the paper counterpart of driving licences from 8 June, with drivers told to obtain a special online code before heading abroad – or possibly be refused a rental car.

In what it says is a purge on red tape, the DVLA is abolishing the paper counterpart that currently accompanies all UK photocard licences. It is advising drivers to destroy the document (not their paper licence if they still have one) because it will no longer be legally valid. Instead, all endorsements will be held electronically on a web-based service called “Share Driving Licence”.

But fears are growing that the “very muddled” introduction of the new rules will almost certainly lead to some hirers being turned away by car firms this summer. This is because many car hire companies insist on examining the paper document to check on any endorsements or bans.

After 8 June holidaymakers will have to log on to the DVLA website the day before they leave and input their driving licence number and national insurance number. The system will then generate a one-time passcode which the holidaymaker can give to the hire company when they arrive at the desk.

At You Drive we can advise all that are thinking of coming to the Algarve after June and need Faro car hire or Algarve car hire to check the DVLA service that allows all customers and car hire suppliers to access the DVLA records live and view the information required. 

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sábado, 25 de abril de 2015

Algarve for best beach destination

Algarve up for best beach destination

The Algarve has once again been nominated in the category for Europe’s Best Beach Destination.

According to the final list of nominees released by the World Travel Awards, widely considered as the Oscars of tourism, the Algarve is joined by the usual suspects of Cannes (France), Corfu (Greece), Mallorca and Marbella (Spain), Sardinia (Italy) and Oludeniz in Turkey.

Voting will take place online until the 26 July and is open to the public via

The winners will be revealed in Sardinia on 9 September.

The Algarve has previously won the award in 2012 and 2013.

In last year’s World Travel Awards Portugal almost doubled the number of gongs it took, moving up from nine in 2013 to sixteen in 2014.

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Portugal was in 2014 nominated for an award in 40 different categories and won 16 of them, including Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Cruise Port, both of which were scooped by Lisbon.

terça-feira, 21 de abril de 2015

Book your Car Hire early for Summer

Book your Faro airport Car Hire ahead for Summer and avoid stress and last minute disappointment.
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