Spain holidays: 5 'hidden costs' to watch out for on your next holiday


Car rental fees

Renting a car is a great way to get around and explore your holiday destination, but there can be some secondary costs that holidaymakers don’t always think of straight away.

Norton Finance explained: “If you’re going to be renting a car during your stay, chances are you’ve factored in the cost. However, if you’ve only budgeted for the base rental rate you may be hit by some hidden costs on arrival.

“If you’re renting from the airport, there will be an additional airport tax to cover the concession fee the car hire company pays to the airport.

“While this fee is always charged, some companies won’t add it to your total until just before you pay. This means the original quoted price may not be what you end up paying.”

Much like travel insurance, rental car insurance is another cost that is essential, though often forgotten.

Norton Finance added: “Before paying this it’s worth doing some additional research to decide if you need more cover than the basic policy offers. If you’re paying with a credit card, consider whether it offers additional rental car cover.”


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