Olympics exodus

One in five Brits will be taking a holiday abroad during the Olympics according to a survey by car hire company Alamo Rent A Car.

“The soggy British summer, combined with a weak Euro, means UK holidaymakers are heading overseas during July and August, with some travel agents reporting bookings up by 207 per cent on last year,” said Neil Summerville, franchising director, Alamo Rent A Car.

“It’s easy to leave holiday car rental to the last minute, but with many Brits choosing to escape Olympic fever by going abroad this summer, it pays to book as early as possible for a stress-free trip.”

Families need to ensure they have enough room for all the luggage and the kids, he said, adding that there’s nothing like an over-packed car to make a summer trip a test of endurance, rather than a pleasure.