Breaks are very popular in the UK. There are short breaks, weekend breaks, theatre breaks, autumn breaks and European city breaks among many. You get to spend the weekend with an event in the package. It could be watching theatre,…
When thinking of jetting away overseas for a holiday or business trip, it is essential that you take care of all the factors which can make or break your journey. Of course, parking will be one of the most vital…
Being abroad but not being able to spend much money can be a real pain. After all, when you’ve paid to travel overseas in the first place, it’s a shame not be able to make the most of your experiences.
However, if you’re savvy, you can ensure your cash stretches that bit further, meaning you might be able to get that extra sangria, or take that sightseeing trip after all. For example, by making sure you book cheap airport car parking, you stand to save a few bob. Also, it’s important to choose your destination carefully.
According to a Post Office Travel Barometer, UK tourists can now benefit from more favourable exchange rates in many destinations compared with last year. The organisation noted that the pound is up against the euro, with £1 pound buying around 1.23 euros, the Mirror reports. This is an improvement on the 1.04 euros it bought last summer.
It means the average family can benefit from an additional £52 in their pockets compared with last year when they head to eurozone destinations.
Where to go
For the best deals, many people may be heading to Corfu, where items have fallen in price by 24 per cent, while in Majorca prices are down by 15 per cent. Meanwhile, in Spain, prices have come down by four per cent.
Outside the eurozone, trips to Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are also providing impressive value for money.
Commenting on the favourable conditions, Post Office head of travel money Andrew Brown said: “Sterling’s growing strength is great news for families heading abroad during the school holidays to avoid the washout weather in the UK. The sterling gain extends to other European currencies too, which means that families travelling to the continent in the coming weeks can cash in on some great value.
“However, while there are few places where the pound is not packing a stronger punch, our advice to people who have yet to book is to keep a close eye on exchange rates for all the destinations they are considering to see where they will get the most for their money.”
Park up in total confidence
Once you’ve selected your holiday spot, you might need to book into an airport car park and this is where we come in. At APH we appreciate that this is an important part of people’s journeys and we go out of our way to offer not only superb value services, but also top-quality parking.
When you leave your vehicle with us, you can have total confidence. This means you should be able to relax and enjoy your vacation more easily. Meanwhile, you can book with us at any time of the day or night.
A simple way to save cash
Coming to us to book parking couldn’t be easier and it takes a matter of moments, yet it can save you a considerable amount of cash. So, if you want to make sure you’ve got as much money as possible left over for your trip itself, why not take a look around the rest of our website?
Fed-up British holidaymakers are finally voicing their opinions on their hotel gripes. From cleaners barging in without warning, to buffet food that’s cold, but shouldn’t be, and selfish holidaymakers using towels to reserve sun loungers round the pool, all these things can raise the blood pressure somewhat!
So some people are leaving their cars in the capable hands of Airport Parking Company and booking self-catering holidays.
A website, holidaylettings, decided to take a look at what really winds people up about hotels.
Concerns were expressed about a lack of space in some having to get dressed for breakfast, and noise from neighbouring rooms can tend to wind people up. And, after all, you go on holiday to relax, not to get stressed!
Ross Elder, who is the MD of holidaylettings, says: “British holidaymakers have long been fans of self-catering holidays. But recently the real benefits of the holiday home have come to the fore, with holidaymakers appreciating the value, space and flexibility this vacation delivers.”
Top 10 hotel gripes
- Lack of space and private facilities
- Price – especially when there’s more than two of you
- Astronomical mini bar prices
- Cleaners ‘tidying up’ possessions when they should only be making the bed
- Being able to hear the TV, screaming kids in the room next door
- Having to get washed and dressed for breakfast (and by a certain hour)
- Cleaners coming in unannounced
- Knowing the best food is gone or has been sitting ‘warming’ for a long time if you turn up late for breakfast or the buffet dinner
- People who ‘reserve’ sun loungers