About VDL Car Hire

VDL Car Hire’s goal is to provide a simple, straightforward and transparent process to car hire, delivering real customer value! VDL is totally focused on delivering an exceptional hassle free service with no hidden extras to owners, friends & family of Vale do Lobo.

What makes us different ?

Best all in price guaranteed with no hidden costs – The car you select is the car you receive. (All cars under 24 months old) –  Sat Nav included and first address entered to help your departure – Free child car seats – Free Airport collection point only 200 metres from arrivals exit – Fair fuel policy full on arrival full on return.

The Team

Jonathan Parish

Role:      VDL Car Hire CEO
Offices:  Sheffield (United Kingdom), Faro (Portugal)
E mail:   jparish@vdlcarhire.com

 Jonathan founded VDL Car Hire with the support of his commercial team in response to receiving what he described as indifferent service and confusing commercial practices from both local and global car rental companies during his many years of travelling around the world. It was his goal to provide a simple, straightforward and transparent process to car hire, delivering real customer value!

VDL Car Hire was launched with the aim of enhancing the market by offering an innovative and extremely customer focused service with an emphasis on quality and value resulting in the delivery of a fluid transition process from arrival to departure for all our customers.

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Nigel Sandell

Role:      VDL Systems Manager
Offices:  UK
E mail:   nsandell@vdlcarhire.com
Tel:         +44 77340 69270

 Nigel is a dedicated professional and takes care of our business systems. From the website, it’s content and pricing through to marketing material and customer satisfaction. Nigel has been with VDL since it’s inception and has contributed in all areas across the business with his wealth of knowledge. Nigel comes from a background in IT, sales, asset management, marketing, business systems and project management to name just a few. He will be looking after all orders made via the website with respect to Vale do Lobo owners and work closely with the Vale do Lobo marketing team to ensure early bookings and customer satisfaction are a priority.


Luis Carvalho

Role:      VDL Branch Manager
Offices:  Vale Do Lobo & Faro Airport
E mail:   lcarvalho@vdlcarhire.com
Tel:         +351 289 153 310

 Luis is a dedicated professional with over 17 years of experience working within car rental industry and the last 7 years as a station manager at Vale do Lobo resort. His wealth of experience with the local area, clients and their needs ensures an extremely pro-active approach to customer service which manifests itself in a hassle free, quality experience for all our customers. The companies ethical approach to car hire is consistent with Luis’s own belief with respect to transparent business processes and customer satisfaction. This approach has resulted in a large number of customers using VDL as their first choice for car hire. Luis (as are all our staff) is multi-lingual both in written and spoken word.


Ana Vilarinho

Role:      VDL Seasonal Sales Representative
Offices:  Vale Do Lobo & Faro Airport
E mail:  avilarinho@vdlcarhire.com
Tel:         +351 289 153 310

Ana has over 14 years experience working within the car rental industry, which has included secondments to Faro airport and also the Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo areas. Ana is an extremely customer focused professional and is fluent in English and Portuguese. Ana also manages accounts with our Villa management partners.


Luis Espanha

Role:      VDL Seasonal Sales Representative
Offices:  Vale Do Lobo & Faro Airport
E mail:  lespanha@vdlcarhire.com
Tel:         +351 289 153 310

VDL Car Hire welcomes Luis Espanha. Luis has 18 years of experience working within car rental industry, mainly in the airport of Faro. Great professional skills, a very friendly character and being fluent in English and Portuguese, make him an excellent choice for our team.

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