You have probably been presented with a number of offers in the past where you have thought, “This is too good to be true, what’s the catch?” In a world where we are taught to question everything, those are perfectly natural sentiments.
However, many of us should take our cynical thoughts and put them to one side for a second. Doing this, we would realise that some things, such as a free touring holiday, are possible to achieve.
How can this be so?
The best way to explain is to look right at the hire car industry. Of course, it is not just cars that are hired, but campervans, small transit vans, and many other types of vehicle. What happens, however, if a particular pick up point or destination is very popular? Logic suggests that this would immediately cause an imbalance between each site, and cause one to be unable to offer a full service, while on the flip side, another has too many vehicles and not enough spaces.
What happens next?
An obvious solution is for the hire company to use a transporter vehicle to move a selection of vehicles back to the place where pick up is popular. This poses a number of problems however, especially when it comes to finances. Paying an individual or a business to transfer your cars or campervans from A to B doesn’t come cheap!
Finding a Way
Faced with this problem and not wanting to pay high transportation fees, the hire companies have a number of options. They can either hang on and hope that people turn up to hire cars where there is the overload, or hope that an increased number has the low stocked site as their final destination.
With business performance and customer service levels at stake, these are not practical or sensible ideas.
A popular choice, however, is to get people to drive the cars back for them. This is where you, the person looking for a touring holiday or a trip, come in. Hire company needs cars taking from one site to the other quickly, so they allow consumers to drive the car to where they need it free of charge.
Now, the hire company may have another type of car that they wish to move from your next destination to another and, yes, will allow you to drive it free once more. Why do businesses do this? Simple, it saves them time and money in moving their fleet across countries or continents, and allows them to give a great deal to willing participants.
Next time you’re planning a driving holiday, consider looking up relocation campervans or cars to cut costs and enjoy a break with a difference.
Transfercar is an online relocation service offering cheap, but usually free, rental of relocation campervans and cars.