Alamo Car Rental at Tours
Alamo Tours Airport
Tours Airport is a French airport located just next to the city of Tours. It serves many towns in the Indre-et-Loire department of the country, and provides access to a number of larger cities in the area as well. The Loire Valley region of Centre France is well known for it’s attractions, and receives thousands of visitors every year. Tours airport is, however, only small, currently with around 120,000 passengers per year. Tourists or business professionals may like to rent a car from one of the Tours Airport car hire companies, such as Alamo. Alamo is best known for their leisure car rental services, as well as their competitive car rental rates.
Tours Airport, with the official IATA code of TUF, and also known as the Tours Val de Loire Airport, has a single passenger terminal for arrival and departure proceedings, and is adequate in size for the number of passengers which pass through it on a yearly basis. The arrivals hall is on the ground floor of the building, but passengers will need to go to the long-stay car park to find the offices of the various Tours Airport car rental companies. At this rental location, Alamo is open from 09:00 to 19:30, seven days a week. Their hours of operation on public holidays should be confirmed, as they may vary. Passengers are advised to reserve their vehicle from Alamo in advance of their arrival, especially if a large vehicle or a car of a special model is required.
Alamo also offers a number of additional items of equipment which can be hired with their vehicles, and these items should be reserved early as well. There are child seats available for babies and young children, satellite navigation systems for customers who feel they will need assistance with road maps and luggage racks. Certain vehicles hired may even include a GPS unit in their rental. If a child seat is required, specify the age of your child/children so that Alamo can provide the correct size of seat. Disabled drivers/renters also have options at Alamo. Hand controls can be requested for use on certain types of vehicles, and a disabled person unable to drive due to disability may still be the primary renter of a vehicle from Tours Airport. Hand controls are free of charge, and the additional driver who will provide assistance for a disabled primary renter will also have no extra charges.
Alamo Tours Airport offers a wide range of quality vehicles for hire, and they are all hired with unlimited mileage and emergency assistance should it be required. All vehicles are hired by category, rather than by specific make and model, and some of the categories available are Economy, Compact Wagon, Midsize, Standard, Standard Wagon, Fullsize, Luxury and Van. Economy cars are generally the smaller variety, similar to the Peugeot 207 1.4, and a Compact Wagon may be similar to the Peugeot 308 1.6. Midsize cars are a little larger, like the Ford Mondeo 1.6 and the Peugeot 3008 1.6, and they often include some nice features such as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, driver and passenger airbags and cruise control. Families who require larger vehicles can hire the VW Passat 1.8, Citroen C5 2.0, Audi A4 19 or the Mercedes C200 CDI 2.0 with room for five passengers and five luggage items. Vans are ideal for groups of travellers, and may include the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0, Citroen C8 2.0 and Citroen Jumpy 2.2, with room for seven, eight or nine passengers.
To hire any of these vehicles, the primary renter will need to be at least 21 years of age, and have held a valid drivers license in his/her country of residence for a year or longer prior to the rental date. However, some vehicle categories may require the primary renter to be over the age of 25. Drivers younger than 25 will also pay higher rental rates for young drivers insurance. Alamo will accept most local licenses, especially those issued in the European Union, however, an International Driving Permit may be a requirement. Renters from the United Kingdom will need to show both parts of their license, should they have the new two-part license. Other requirements will include a major credit card, such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa, and perhaps a return airline ticket, proof of residence, a passport or identity card and telephone numbers.
Vehicles from Alamo, Tours Airport, may be arranged as one way hires or cross-border rentals. An Alamo one way hire is when the vehicle is collected from one rental location, but then returned to another, and cross-border hires are when the vehicle is driven out of the country of France. Cars rented in France can often be driven to Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland or Belgium, and may even be taken to the United Kingdom provided that they are returned to the mainland. From Tours Airport, one way hires may be more expensive than an ordinary rental, but could save much time if the vehicle need not be driven back to Tours.
Alamo has over thirty years of experience in the car rental industry, and has always strived to provide fun and cost-effective services for all their customers. Alamo has rental locations around the world, at many airports and in down-town locations, and at the most popular holiday locations. They were the company to introduce the concept of unlimited mileage, and made some important improvements for customers in need of collision damage waiver insurance. Alamo also enabled real-time booking capabilities on the internet for their customers in 1995.
Passengers arriving at Tours Airport can contact Alamo for all further car rental details.
Tours Airport (TUFT71)
Aeroport De Tours Val De Loire
Telephone Number: 33-2-47448004
Fax Number: (2)47461753