CarTrawler Reveals World Cup Car Rental Trends

Courtesy of CarTrawler.
Courtesy of CarTrawler.

With 32 countries traveling to Brazil, CarTrawler has compiled a list indicating early travel trends for countries participating in the competition:

The U.S. tops the rankings in terms of car rental bookings with an 829% increase over the same period last year. This may be reflective of the fact that the U.S. has received the second highest allocation of match tickets (125,446) for the World Cup finals.

Germany has a 1,140% increase for car bookings compared to the same period in 2013. German travelers are also generating a significant number of booking queries.

English car rental bookings have recorded a 550% increase and it’s placed third in both bookings and query rankings.

France ranks within the top 10 for both car rental queries and bookings, coming in at No. 5 and 9, respectively. In fact, car rental bookings for the French national soccer team has have experienced an increase of 200% compared to the same period last year.

Defending champions Spain does not make it into the top 10 of confirmed bookings yet it ranks number 8 for queries, displaying a modest 14% increase from last year. Perhaps this reflects the economic difficulties at home, but we shouldn’t rule out a late surge in bookings as the finals approach.

Finally, it appears the Brazilian hosts are staying at home this year as reflected by a 94% drop in outbound car rental queries and bookings during the period of the championship. According to FIFA, Brazilian supporters have received approximately 57% of the World Cup tickets allocated to fans.

Courtesy of CarTrawler.
Courtesy of CarTrawler.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.

Hard Times Ahead for the Compact SUV Segment?

The hottest segment today is facing a glut of models and volume in tomorrow’s wholesale market.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>