Essential Travel Reveals How To Upgrade And Save 50% on Airport Parking

Online travel extras specialist explains how to actually get more for less money

Holiday makers can save more than 50 per cent on their airport car parking costs AND enjoy the benefits of a luxury chauffer simply by thinking ahead, reveals online holiday extras provider, EssentialTravel.co.uk.

Booking in advance can save holiday makers almost (symbol)pound;65* on meet and greet parking parking versus turning up at the airport and parking on the day of travel. Vehicles are collected and delivered to the airport terminal by a chauffeur and are kept safe and secure in a Park Mark accredited car park while the guests are on holiday.

Steve Smith, Head of Commercials at Essential Travel says, "Most holiday makers assume costs of a meet and greet service will be prohibitive so they don't even investigate it as a possibility. The reality is it can work out cheaper than ordinary parking if you are able to book in advance. It is also an ideal option for elderly and disabled people as well as those travelling with children, heavy suitcases or sport equipment because they drive straight to the airport."

At London Heathrow, guests can save almost (symbol)pound;65 by booking the meet and greet parking. At Manchester they can save more than (symbol)pound33 and at Liverpool, the saving is almost (symbol)pound;27.*

"Holiday makers have enough to worry about when jetting off on holiday. Our meet and greet service means airport parking won't be one of them, There is no hassle of finding a car parking space, lugging heavy suitcases and transferring to the airport; holidaymakers simply turn up and our chauffeurs do the rest." continues Smith.

Essential Travel's meet and greet service, which must be pre-booked, is available in a selection of airports across the UK - from Exeter to Edinburgh, Luton to Liverpool. It is also available at larger airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

UK Airport Airport car park price when turning up and paying on the day of travel (per week) Essential Travel meet and greet service price (per week) Saving
Heathrow £125.60 £61.50 £64.10
Manchester £70.50 £37.00 £33.50
Luton £100.00 £73.00 £27.00
Liverpool £d75.00 £48.50 £26.50
Exeter £70.00 £45.00 £25.00
Birmingham £68.00 £45.00 £23.00
Gatwick £76.00 £53.50 £22.50
Edinburgh £65.60 £49.00 £16.60
Stansted £76.00 £64.00 £12.00
Newcastle £68.90 £64.99 £3.91
East Midlands £60.80 £58.00 £2.80

*Please note: prices shown in the release and in the above table are for the booking dates 21 - 28 February 2011 and are correct at the time of writing 09 February 2011.

About Essential Travel

Established in 2001, Essential Travel is one of the UK's leading online travel essentials companies. Since 2002, we've protected over 5 million holidaymakers with our fully-comprehensive, competitively-priced travel insurance, as well as providing priority access to the most sought after car parks, hotels and lounges at all major airports across the UK.

Essential Travel is now part of Holiday Extras.