Turning your rental car into a mobile office

We know what it’s like when you spend a lot of your time on the road, travelling to meet clients or working between different office locations. Here are some cool gadget every frequent traveller should carry with them.

Mobile Desk

Finishing up that contract or checking e-mails? Despite it’s promising title, we know that laptops don’t necessarily mean lap-work. This handy table allows you to set up a mini office right in the drivers seat of your car. Just clip in and you’re ready to go. Even better, the slim and portable design allows you to carry it with you wherever your next trip takes you. Check it out here (Amazon).

Portable Printer

Never got around to printing those presentation slides? Just finished a contract and want to get it signed while you’re visiting your client? The Epson Workforce WF-100W gets favourable user reviews and comes packed with features including Wi-Fi to print wirelessly from any device, and can be charged through USB or an AC Adapter. Find out more here (Amazon)

Document Scanner

Sometimes taking a picture just doesn’t get the job done – no matter how good your smartphone or compact camera is. The Aoleca Portable Scanner comes in at a very reasonable price point, and can scan documents at up to 9000 DPI resolution.  Check it out here (Amazon)

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The Best Power Banks 2016/17

..and the winner is! PC Advisor magazine just named the best mobile power banks you can buy in the UK. Top of the list came the Zendure A2 which was ranked first for its sturdy design, value for money and ability to dispense multiple charges. For those who admire form as well as function, number 4 on the list, the CHJDG UltraCompact Power Bank was also ranked highly for its tech-specs as well as it’s unusual design. See the full ranking here (PC Advisor).

Sixt UK Launches Drive Smug TV Campaign! 😏

Here at Sixt we are feeling overwhelmingly Smug about the launch of our new TV Campaign in the UK. Working with ad kings GREY staring the BMW 5 Series, get that Smug feeling now from just £49/day*.

Have you ever felt so struck by an achievement that everything else seemed to pale in comparison? A new born baby joining the family; seeing your child discover their way in life and
chasing that dream or the closeness when families come together are just a few such situations. Each in themselves is a reason to stop the clock and reflect, but, what about renting the new BMW 5 Series from Sixt? Now that’s something to really be smug about.

Get the Smug Feeling Now

Watch the Uncensored Videos exclusively online

The Birth

The Affair

The Cult

We are very happy to announce a new TV campaign, running on television and online through 2017. Launching at the beginning of March, the campaign stars the new BMW 5 Series as Sixt celebrates its new and exclusive fleet member with a fantastic new offering through three hilarious spots. Restoring a sense of insensibility to British TV screens, Sixt is following in the footsteps of its brother and sister arms abroad with advertising that pushes boundaries and rustles feathers where possible.

In a UK industry not particularly known for its advertising prowess, Sixt is happy to step up to the plate and for only £49/day*, the company has certainly given its customers a reason to
#DriveSmug with another first class experience at an economy rate.

Viewers will be able to see the advertisements on Sky TV and our social media channels and website.

*Price based on a full weekend or seven-day rental. Subject to availability.

Welcome to Sixt’s New Ibiza Airport Branch!

Already dreaming about escaping to warmer climes this Summer? Well, at Sixt we have just made it even easier to get up and go, with our new branch at Ibiza Airport. Touch down on this ever-popular Spanish island and get straight into your premium rent a car. Wave goodbye to the crowds clustered around the bus terminals and get started with your holiday!

Escape the Winter Blues in Ibiza

Flights to Ibiza from the UK are always cheap, so its easy to catch a great deal. For the next few months before the Summer season starts, prices rarely approach even a hundred pounds return. Weather hovers about the high teens, with light sea breezes and over ten hours of sunshine a day making for perfectly comfortable days out.

Ibiza airport Sixt car hire deals

Our incredible fleet of vehicles at Ibiza Airport include premium saloons, sports cars, convertibles and 4x4s from a number of prestigious manufacturers. Turn heads in an Audi R8, Maserati Levante, or the BMW 5 Series, whilst soaking up the Balearic island atmosphere.

Sixt Car Hire at Ibiza Airport for You

Our new branch is open seven days a week and offer our 24 hour pickup service. So no matter what time you arrive, we are on hand to help. Our friendly staff will be ready and waiting to greet you at the Sixt counter just after the baggage claim area. We also operate our convenient mobile service, which means that you can reserve the specific model of car you want up to an hour before your arrival using your smartphone. Simply download our Sixt App and head to this page for more information.

Whether you are heading to the North side of the island for some relaxation and cultural exploration, or staying on the Southern part for the world-renowned parties and clubs, make the most of your visit to beautiful Ibiza with a Sixt car hire.

Make the Most of Your Easter Break

Your Holiday in the Sun

With only a week and a half to go until the Easter break, many lucky families will be anticipating their upcoming holiday and the promise of some much needed sunshine. In honour of the occasion, we are taking a look at a few different popular holiday destinations, and offering some handy car hire travel tips to help you make the most out of your trip. Are you heading to the warmer climes of Malta, Morocco or Cyprus this Easter? Don’t waste your school holidays wondering what to pack, read our Sixt travel guide and start some serious relaxing!

Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus is a beautiful island country in the East Mediterranean. Its warm weather and sandy beaches make it a popular tourist destination. Driving from Paphos to Ayia Napa takes less than two hours, and having your own car rental means you can easily explore the whole island at your leisure. Explore the rugged terrain of the Troodos mountains before heading to the eastern coast of Cyprus for white sand views and a beach party atmosphere.

The subtropical climate of the island allows for average temperatures of 16 degrees across the Easter period. Those who have booked a car rental will be pleased to hear that driving in Cyprus is near identical to driving in the UK. Road signs are easy to follow and written in both Greek and English. Cars also drive on the left, and there are no toll paying roads in the whole country! With 8 different branches across Cyprus, picking up a car hire should be no hassle at all, and leaves you with more time to get started with your holiday.

Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco is a popular tourist destination in North Africa. It is a country of opposites, offering both mountain skylines and swathing deserts, and both an Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline. The national languages are Arabic and Berber, although French is widely spoken too. Likewise, the culture is formed of an intoxicating mix of Arab, indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.

With such a range of terrain and mix of historic cities to visit such as Casablanca, Marrakech, and Rabat, a car rental is a great way to see the whole country. Sixt has 16 car hire branches across Morocco, meaning no matter your route we should be able to help you get started.Around Easter, the popular city of Marrakech is an average temperature of 18 degrees, meaning you probably won’t be needing any heavy jumpers! The road signs (give way, stop, etc.,) are the same international signs as elsewhere, although in more rural areas sign posts are likely to only be written in Arabic. Check your route before you start driving! For safety reasons, do not drive at all at night and be warned that driving in cities generally is extremely busy. Congestion is a big problem, and not just from cars – expect donkeys, carts and even people on the roads! A final word of caution: speed limits are strictly enforced in Morocco, so don’t be fooled into thinking you can unleash your inner speed demon just because road practices seem slightly more haphazard than we are used to.

Malta

The Republic of Malta, as its officially known, is an island just off the south coast of Italy. It is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries in the world, and the capital Valletta is the smallest national capital in the European Union. On account of this, renting a car is a great option for getting around: it takes just under an hour to drive from one side of the island to the other, so no matter how many places you plan on visiting, you are assured there won’t be too long of a drive getting back to your hotel.

The weather over Easter in Malta is a balmy average of 15 degrees, and there is an expected 10 hours of daily sunshine. Driving in Malta is not generally a problem for us Brits as it all seems fairly familiar. All of the road signs are in English, and they drive on the left hand side. Also good to know is that both international and national driving licenses are accepted. Sixt has five car hire branches in Malta, so don’t waste any time in booking your rental car now!

Get Ready for the London Marathon 2017!

This Sunday April 23rd, around 39,000 people will descend upon London to participate in what will surely be one of the best and worst days of their life.  In its 36th year, the Virgin Money London Marathon will once again be demanding participants to take to the 26.2 mile course, winding through the eastern and central areas of the city. Having raised over £59.4 million in 2016, the event is likely to once again be a huge event for those looking to raise both money and awareness for a cause close to their heart.

The Marathon: A Moment in History

The modern marathon is based on the tale of the Greek soldier Pheidippides who ran from the ancient city of Marathon to Athens in order to bring the news of the Persians defeat. As legend has it, upon delivery of his news the man keeled over dead! Thankfully this aspect of the story is not a part of the modern incarnation, and every year hundreds of thousands of people participate in these events across the world. The Boston Marathon is the oldest marathon in the world having been first run in 1897, while New York is the largest with over 50,000 completing the course every year.

This Year in London

For those participating or spectating at this year’s London marathon, you can expect to catch a glimpse of a few of the spectacular landmarks that are dotted along the course. Watch out for:

  • The Cutty Sark
  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Wharf
  • The Tower of London
  • The Shard
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • The London Eye
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Buckingham Palace

For anyone hoping to have some first-hand experience of the atmosphere on race day, be warned that several spots along the 26.2 mile route can become incredibly congested with people. The starting point in Greenwich is obviously full of race officials and runners. The Cutty spark is also a perennial favourite with spectators but does not afford a lot of space, so expect crowds. Similarly, the historic final straight down the Mall and around Buckingham Palace is always a hugely popular spot for people hoping to show support and find their loved ones. Tower Bridge is also likely to be heavily busy with people.

The team at Sixt would like to wish both those running and spectating at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon the absolute best and hope it is a great day for all. Good luck everyone!

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