Haggling Prices at a Car Rental Company Can Save You Tons

January 30, 2017 by  
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Successful negotiations have netted customers hundreds of dollars in savings.

Dubai-International-AirportWhen it comes to price haggling, the place that you’d least expect to be able to obtain a better rate is at a car rental business. Even after you believe that you have booked the cheapest price, it’s always worth going over to the rental counter to see if you can negotiate the prices.

It Never Hurts to Ask

It’s true. Depending on the type of approach that you take, you could potentially haggle your way to a better deal. Let’s say you’re looking to find a car rental in Abu Dhabi. You walk to the counter and see what they have to offer. Don’t hesitate to see if they have a current discount available. Many times, depending on the mood of the rental car consultant, they’ll look in to see what their “manager has to say”. This could be anything from a 5% discount to obtaining a bigger vehicle for the price of a compact car. It’s important that you don’t come in believing that you’ll already get a discount. It’s just flat-out rude and most of these employees are just looking to do business.

Not every company will offer you a discount though. For instance a long term car rental in Dubai International Airport may not graciously offer a discount due to their affiliation with the airlines. This could be for financial reasons or a legal contract that they are bound by. But again, it never hurts to ask. And, when it comes to a vacation, you already know the amount of money that you’re going to pay for the trip – the more money you can save, the better.

Monte Carlo Rent a Car, LLC can help you find premium car rentals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the UAE. Contact them today for more information.

Three Reasons Why a Train Date Should Be Your Next Romantic Getaway

January 27, 2017 by  
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train-getawayTrains are a romantic adventure, but they aren’t the first thought that comes to mind for most people looking for a romantic date. Why not? What’s more romantic that speeding through the most beautiful parts of California, eating an amazing dinner with the person you care most for?

Here are three reasons why train tours are the next romantic date you don’t know about yet.

The Destination

Take the Napa Valley Wine Train and you’ll find yourself headed to one of the most beautiful parts of the state, with a destination getaway. You can arrange to stay in Napa Valley if you like, going wine tasting or just relaxing at one of the many boutique hotels you’ll find. It’s not a terribly long trip, but it does take through some sweeping views.

You Control the Experience

Many trains offer different packages so you control the experience you get. Expect to spend anywhere from about two to four hours in a train with your loved one, so it’s wise to consider upgrading to whatever luxury packages are available so you have plenty of space to move around and relax. If you opt for a more cozy atmosphere, make sure you bring some things from home (like nice smelling lotions or romantic music) to make the experience more personal.

The View

Of course, the most romantic of all is the view you’ll see speeding through the country side. There isn’t really an average length of route, as every route is different, but bring your camera and be prepared to snap some photos. During Christmas time, it’s extra special because you get the snow and the starlight shining through clear night skies.

James Provence is a volunteer docent for the California Railway Museums. As a retired Archbishop James Provence resides in Vacaville California.