Transfer or Car rental: which is better to choose for your client
Do you plan a vacation or business trip for the client? Organized and booked in advance service will be a successful one. Tickets purchased, the hotel is reserved, but how to get to it? What to choose? Transfer - a car with a driver or rent a car? Let's figure it out and find out the pros and cons of these options.
How to get from the airport or station in an unfamiliar city, country - there are many ways to get to the place your traveller need. Buses, metro and trains, taxis, car rentals, pre-ordered transfers - what to prefer?
To travel by public transport your client needs to collect and study information - find out the routes and schedules of local transport, find out how and where to buy tickets. Obvious inconveniences in the form of crossing small, but still distances to baggage in any weather, rain and summer heat, walking from the stop of the selected transport, as well as possible transfers, will exclude the option of public transport in many cases. What about a taxi? In many cities, popular for tourists or full of business life, a taxi queue is not uncommon, but a rule, sometimes a taxi can be expected from 40 minutes to 1 hour. For those who value their time and comfort, as well as the need for free movement on a business or leisure trip, options such as public transport and taxis are not suitable. In this case, you can order for your client a transfer or rent a car. What to prefer, and what are the pros and cons of these options? Consider the stages of the trip.
Car rental: checkout
Upon entering the arrival hall the traveller will have to find the office of a company that provides a car rental service, as a rule the offices are not on the “first” line. Next, he needs to present a driver’s license (it should be in mind that many companies have restrictions on age and minimum driving experience), fill out a lot of documents, sign an agreement - get ready to read several pages in two or three columns in small print.
In addition to the cost of rent, your client will be required to make a deposit (or, as an option, a large amount will be blocked on your credit card). It is also mandatory to pay insurance.
And expect that in a foreign country all documentation will be presented in the official language of the country and / or in English. After a tiring flight or trip the traveller must admit that all he want is to relax as quickly as possible and not waste time and effort filling out papers and agreeing on details. It usually takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours to get a car for rent upon arrival before boarding the car. And this is provided that there is no queue.
And yes! Do not forget your client will be obiged to inspect the car before taking the keys from the hands of an employee of the company! Scratches, potholes, a torn mat can then become his concern or rather he will be obliged to pay the cost of replacement, if the shortcomings were not fixed on the paper when taking the car.
Book a transfer - a car with a driver
Booking a transfer on the Intui website before the planned trip will take only a few minutes, just select the appropriate car and enter the trip data in the appropriate fields.
After completing the reservation, you will receive a voucher and detailed instructions on how and where your client to find a driver or pick-up location. As a rule, a representative or driver of a transport company is greeted with a sign at the arrival area. An experienced driver from a licensed company will meet your client with a sign with his name, whether it is an airport, port, hotel or villa at desired time. And even if your client is traveling in a large company, there are more than 4 passengers and he has a lot of baggage or non-standard baggage, on the Intui website there is a wide selection of cars for transfer for the required number and age of passengers and type of baggage.
A car trip with a driver - a tourist or business transfer
If you ordered a private transfer for the client - a car with a driver, he will arrive at the destination comfortably: he'd be driven by an experienced driver of a transport company.
The route of the trip is the shortest and, of course, safe, built in advance by the driver.
Toll roads? Parking? How much fuel is left in the tank? These concerns have bypassed you and the traveller, because the car is fully prepared for the trip.
Your concern is only to book a transfer for the client, give him the voucher for the service. The traveller just has to enjoy the views from the window from the passenger seat.
How to drive a rented car
In rental cars, your client should always be careful with restrictions on average daily mileage and / or total mileage, as well as restrictions on mileage on impassable roads or dirt roads.
And the search for gas stations in some countries can become a real quest: they can be closed on holidays and at night, they can work according to their schedule.
Navigating the area at first glance seems simple. If he takes a GPS navigator together with a car, prepare an additional amount. If he is counting on an application in your own phone, check this application for data relevance. With the old information in the application you have to get confused. Consider that applications without an online connection, traffic information will not be issued. In order for him to bypass traffic jams will need an application with access to the Internet, well, the Internet itself, of course - ask operator in advance about the cost of Internet access for the phone in the host country. Yes, and get a special support for the phone - so that the phone does not fly over the car during the trip, and you do not have to perform incredible gymnastic exercises in search of a phone in the salon...
Transfer and local features
Each country has its own unique flavor, which is manifested even in the driving features. The situation on the roads in some countries may unpleasantly surprise you, and sometimes even disappoint the travellers.
Choosing a transfer from Intui your client will be spared from any troubles waiting for him on the road. Drivers of local transport companies providing a transfer, of course, are familiar with the driving features in their country and will quickly and safely cope with the road and even be able to tell him interesting facts about the city or country that he will not find in any guidebook.
When renting a car, consider the characteristics of national driving
The chaotic movement, the lack of signs, local “kamikaze” and traffic regulations are just a small part of what your client may encounter when renting a car.
Even the most experienced driver in an unfamiliar city and with such local characteristics will experience extreme stress, which can overshadow the whole impression of rest and the country as a whole.
Conclusions: a comfortable ride is ...
If you are thinking about the choice: car rental or private transfer - weigh the pros and cons, what is comfort for your client? And does he need comfort, like calm, perhaps he needs an emotional shake that can be given to drive a car in an unfamiliar situation ...
Do your client often plan to use a car? Perhaps a car rental is worth taking if he needs to make trips daily, and he is well oriented or sure that it is well) in the country where he plans to go. Comparison of the full cost of renting a car and a personal transfer is in our separate article.
Are the risks of car rental acceptable for you and the client? Is it not a test for him to drive on roads in a foreign city / country? Or, if he rests, from the “ramp of the plane”, and disconnect from the earthly routine in the form of a search for gas stations and nervous experiences “I changed to the right lane” ... Services such as clear instructions, contacts of both the driver and the transport company for communication Tracking the actual arrival of the flight by the transport company, the ability to add an extra hour to travel to the store on the way or to another place and many others (all additional services available can be found in the description of each car when choosing a transfer) allow you to make the trip of your cline as much as possible comfortable based on his specific situation and needs.
A pre-ordered transfer at Intui.travel will help organize your clients vacation or business trip. Rest begins with the “plane ladder”!
... and another brief comparison in the table below:
|what are we comparing||car rent|
greeted with a tablet or there is an instruction diagram: easy to find
|need to find the location of the agency|
|boarding and departure immediately after the meeting||
boarding and departure immediately?
from 1 to 2 hours:
- verification and signature of the contract and other documents
- vehicle inspection
|transfer order for passengers from 1 to 140 people||restrictions on the number of passengers||
auto selection is possible - up to 8 people
Yes! Child/booster seats can be added to the order
(as described in the specific vehicle)
|not always child seats can be rented along with a car|
wi-fi, water, napkins, city map, non-smoking salon, phone charging, pets allowed, ordering an extra hour for the trip (stop by the way ..)
paid or free - as described specifically for the car
additional service or nice bonuses
if you get a car in 15 minutes, consider, this is a very nice bonus)
But for a gps navigator you will have to pay extra or download the latest application to your phone and stock up support for the device.
|licensed professional, experienced and friendly||driver||
rely on yourself)
and take the risk of breaking the rules and fines
the driver’s care, even if the traffic jams — the driver will either drive around or drive around — the cost of the trip will not change.
relax during the trip!
to independently build a route in an unknown area, the navigator can fail
|full, includes paid parking, roads, other fees||cost||
to calculate the total costs, in addition to the cost of rent, you need to add the payment of insurance, roads, parking lots and fuel, plus make a deposit or reserve the amount on the card