Algarve car hire is in high demand and there is often a shortage of cars available, especially in the peak summer months. The lack of rental cars is normal in times of high demand like festive seasons and summer but it got worse after the pandemic.
The World Travel and Tourism Council reported that in 2018, a growth of 3.9% was witnessed by the global travel and tourism industry. It created more than 319 million jobs worldwide and amassed $8.8 trillion in 2018. This massive growth in the industry also boosted the growth of other related industries, such as car rental.
Below is a summary of relevant notices to help understand what will happen in the scenario and what sort of actions that you should take.
The good news is You do not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive n Portugal unless the UK leaves the EU without a deal and you’re staying for more than 185 days.
Drivers of rental cars in Portugal who commit road traffic violations will now be issued fines more quickly according to the National Road Safety Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária - ANSR).
Accoding to The Portugal News The ANSR has signed a protocol with leading car hire companies aimed at speeding up and simplifying the identification process of drivers who rent a car in the country.