I would be very grateful for any advice re the above. My son and his girlfriend are going to Gran Canaria in August for a week. My son (23) got his licence in March 2012 and has had a car for about sixteen months now. He wants to hire a car for the holiday, picking it up at the airport on arrival to drive to their hotel, and dropping it off back at the airport on return.
The possible problem is that my friend who has lived and worked on the island said that a lot of companies won't hire to under 25s, and those that do always require either a credit card (which must be in the driver's own name) or a five hundred euro cash deposit. Does anyone know if there is a way around this as my son does not own a credit card and doesn't really want one. He has his current account Visa Debit card which would have enough on it to cover any deposit.
All help and recommendations of car rental companies much appreciated, thank you.