Rental cars are increasingly popular as more of us are taking road trips. And many of us a flying to a getaway city, then renting a vehicle to get around.
These are the top cities for rental reservations, so if you are planning to visit any time soon, make your reservations now, while there are vehicles available at affordable prices.
Orlando, Denver and Las Vegas are drawing the most rental car drivers, for their mix of city and outdoor attractions nearby which can be accessed by car.
It’s the second year in a row these are the top three car rental cities, according to a survey by travel insurance provider Allianz Partners.
According to their Top 10 Summer Rental Car Report, other top car rental cities are , Portland, Ore. (#5), Boston (#7) and San Diego (#10) join this year’s list, knocking off Anchorage, Miami and Phoenix.
The data of U.S. travelers’ 2022 summer car rentals was gathered by analyzing more than 27,000 online reservations at airport locations for the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 27-Sept 8, 2022) made through partners offering Allianz Global Assistance.
“U.S. cities are on the road to recovery this summer as Americans revive the legendary road trip,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA.
“With gas prices kicking into overdrive, purchasing Allianz’s Rental Car Damage Protector allows travelers to save money at the rental car counter while getting the coverage, benefits and service needed for a smooth summer joyride.”
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Consider renting out your own vehicle
With the demand for rentals so strong during the peak travel season, you should consider renting out your own vehicle.
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Allianz Partners offers Rental Car Damage Protector through leading travel providers and directly to consumer. It is an alternative to the typically higher priced collision damage insurance products offered by rental car companies at a daily rate.
The product provides primary coverage and includes no deductible and can be purchased for domestic or most overseas rentals.
It includes $500 in Trip Interruption coverage – similar to regular travel insurance – which can be used to reimburse travelers for the unused portion of their pre-paid expenses or for extra unexpected transportation expenses when insured customers have to cut their trip short due to a reason covered by their policy.
The product is also backed by Allianz’s customer service and 24/7 travel assistance.
Also check the rental car insurance provided by your credit card, and by your homeowners policy.
For more information, visit www.allianztravelinsurance.com.
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