A Tourist's Heaven

by Shannon L Smith

One of the busiest airports in Europe during the summer is Palma de Mallorca Airport, as it is one of the main gateways for tourists and visitors to the island of Mallorca, Spain. It is the third largest airport in Spain, and is located 8 km east of Palma, the capital city of the largest Balearic Island, and is accessed by the Palma-Santanyi motorway.

Even though buses are often accessible, it is far better to rent or employ a vehicle for your own convenience. International as well as regional car hire business give their services from the airport terminal. Passengers flying in are able to quickly identify car rental work desks in the arrival spot of the monitor, or the car park located on the first stage.

Worldwide known car hire services are present at the airport and also feature Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, SIXT, and Finances are well recognized names. Local companies feature Auriga Car Hire, Record Lease an Auto, Centauro, Goldcar, as well as Marbeslol, have a comprehensive range of top quality cars.

As competition is tough, most car hire companies have web sites where you can choose your desired car, plus you can read all the information regarding rental policies and procedures. This is a must so that you are not slapped with hidden charges at the end of the day. Booking online is convenient and generally comes with a discount for early reservations. Satellite navigation system, luggage racks and a child's seat can also be rented.

However there are certain regulations that have to be followed by the renter, and they are:- * The primary renter has to be of the legal age i.e. 21 years. * Rental terms and conditions of the available car hire companies may differ, but they are similar in many aspects. A small charge may be added for each rental day, which may apply to 'underage' drivers listed in the agreement. * The driver's license must be held for at least a year prior to rental date. * If your license is printed in a non-Roman alphabet, request for an International Driving Permit. Spanish Law requires foreign drivers to carry an IDP. * Read the fine print in the agreement form for your own peace of mind. * Details for the individual car hire companies at Palma de Mallorca Airport can be found online.

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