These days you can pretty much arrange your whole holiday trip via the internet with a click of a button. Great news for those that are constantly on the go, tied up with work or just simply looking for the most timely and convenient way to plan their perfect getaway.
However, most of the time it is not as easy as simply booking flights and accommodation and away you go, what about those all important holiday extras such as travel insurance, car hire and airport parking?
Essential whilst travelling both around or outside of your home country, most of us wouldn’t think twice about jetting abroad without having some kind of travel insurance cover in place or arriving at your destination with no mode of transport arranged to take you to your hotel or resort, so it seems a shame not to apply the same principles to your airport parking.
So many people overlook the benefits of pre-booking airport parking before they travel that often people are left feeling stung at the prices of gate rates and the cost of paying for a space on the day.
Research suggests that by booking a space in advance, holidaymakers can save up to 60% on the price they would pay on the day, and most companies not only offer online discounts or advanced rates on bookings but a number of other options to suit customer needs as well.
Take Gatwick parking for example, there are several options to choose from when it comes to leaving the car behind, some starting from £4.00 per day. These include on and offsite spaces, with a transfer bus to take you straight to the terminal, or meet and greet parking where a representative from the company will take the car to it’s designated space for your convenience. If you’re thinking of booking an on-airport car park, it’s important to make sure that you book one that is situated at your required terminal if there is more than one, as some do not provide transfers, so make sure you double check before you book.
Specify your flight times and allow yourselves ample time to cover any delays on your return. Its worth paying a little bit more for an extra hours parking than to get charged for an additional day and night if you are late arriving back to the car.
To ensure you choose the most suitable option, shop around first. Again, the magic of the web provides travellers with a wealth of comparison sites proposing a whole host of options, prices and discounts so make sure you do your research. That way, what you save by pre-booking in advance, you can spend enjoying your trip.