Every year, I hear sad stories where travellers have booked a car / van over the holiday period (Xmas, NY, Easter) only to arrive at the airport and find out all the cars are sold out or you MUST have to upgrade to a more expensive one.
Many agencies will not ask for a deposit (makes you worry if they will then hold a car for you)
Even my favourite America Car agency overbooks
This time of year is also one of the MOST expensive rental periods.
- email the agency just before you arrive and them how to GUARANTEE the rental
- have a backup plan - a taxi or private transfer agency you can call
What would I do:
- use a private transfer (very dependable) to your hotel/condo
- use taxis later or rent a car for a few days of the trip