With the VAT going back up to 17.5% in January 2010, it has left a lot of people wondering whether a holiday abroad is affordable again this year. With the rise of inflation, particularly in fuel, it means the cost of living has become more expensive. In short, it means holidays and travelling to the airport will become an even pricier affair.
I don’t know about you, but for me, getting away at some point during the year is essential. There’s only so much I can take of dear old Blighty and the grind of daily life, so an escape is mandatory. The only problem it poses is that unescapable issue… money.
Capitalism is the dominant culture, meaning that money is pretty much the deciding factor when it comes to taking a trip or holiday. And as unfortunate as it sounds, that’s the way it is. So, what can we do and what do we do?
We’ve heard it all, credit-crunching offers, biggest ever sales, special offers to beat the recession – it’s our only way of taking away the guilty pleasure of consumption. If we know we’re getting that good deal, it doesn’t make getting what we want quite so bad.
Putting those guilty pleasures aside, what about a less sexy topic – airport parking. Yes, it isn’t the most riveting subject. But it’s something that everyone needs if they’re driving to the airport, so I guess you could call it an essential. So, how can we help you save cash on your essentials?
We have over eighteen years’ experience in airport parking and it is our forte, so I guess it’s fair to say we probably have a good idea of the best money saving tips and pointers.
So, without further ado, cutting all of the credit-crunching jargon, here’s our top five tips to saving money on airport parking…
1) Tattoo it on your forehead and sticky note your house – always pre-book as early as possible, never turn up on the day and pay the gate prices
2) Search the mountain tops for a best price guarantee – actually, just click here, it’s a lot easier
3) Pre-book and sign-up for email newsletters – you’ll get sent discounts and offers to your inbox to help you save even more next time
4) Don’t park your car on the runway – off-airport parking is close to the airport, up to 60% cheaper than the gate prices and offers FREE transfers
5) Compare airport parking – don’t just turn up, shop around. Airparks compare rates continually and with 24 hour pricing, it means we’re always up-to-date
So, the motto of this blog is pre-book and save – it makes sense.
Published by Ross Barnard on March 11, 2010