With many consumers intent on becoming more eco-conscious in 2019, UK travellers may not appreciate the environmental damage and negative consequences of their ‘kiss and fly’ lift to the airport. Kiss and Fly is the practice of dropping-off and collecting a traveller from the airport, resulting in twice as many car journeys when compared with pre-booking off-airport parking. Continue reading
Low-cost airline Ryanair has recently reduced the amount of baggage non-priority travellers can take on board to just one small personal bag*, promising a decrease in boarding delays but a £25 fee if passengers bring a second bag to the gate. Passengers can avoid this fee by paying £6 for the benefits of priority boarding, which also allows a second bag on board.
Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has once again been announced as the winner of the ‘Best Airport Parking’ category at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2018, which were held at Battersea Evolution in London on Wednesday 28th November 2018.
With passenger numbers set to double by 2036* and the Budget announcement on 29 October that e-passport gates will be extended to travellers from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, airports are looking for ways to make the process of travelling through airport security as simple and seamless as possible. Using biometric ID management at airport security checks, which uses facial recognition technology and removes the need to show a passport or boarding pass, is just one of the developments being adopted, with 63% of UK and international airports planning to invest in biometric ID management by 2020**. Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is therefore helping savvy travellers keep up-to-date with these developments, by releasing a guide highlighting the software currently available at UK airports.
Several long-haul airlines have recently launched discounted ‘basic economy’ fares, allowing budget-conscious passengers to travel to destinations such as the USA with hand luggage only and avoid unnecessary fees. Therefore, to help savvy travellers weigh-up their long-haul options, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a table comparing the new economy ticket options available on flights from the UK, available at www.aph.com/basiceconomy.
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup just around the corner, all eyes will be on Russia this summer as the 21st international football tournament takes place in 12 venues located in 11 cities. For those football fans unable to purchase tickets to the stadium games, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is helping England supporters join in the celebrations with a guide to the FIFA Fan Fest venues in each of the host cities, the best place to watch matches outside of the stadiums.
Despite nearly one in four people having suffered a smashed mobile phone in the past two years*, many electronic device users apparently still don’t feel the need to protect their gadgets when travelling abroad**. So, to help savvy travellers prepare for the worst, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a handy guide comparing the insurance policies available with UK providers for taking gadgets on holiday.
As part of the £1 billion Manchester Airport Transformation Programme*, travellers commuting to Terminal 2 can expect alterations to their journey over the next couple of years including changes to the passenger pick-up and drop-off locations. To help holidaymakers avoid any potential delays on their way to the airport or in the terminal itself, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a table highlighting these changes and has also created a handy infographic sharing top tips when travelling through the airport.
Following the Home Office’s announcement that passport application fees are set to increase on 27 March 2018*, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has updated its comprehensive guide highlighting the different processes available to renew or apply for a new passport, and the changes in cost for these application methods.
With the long-awaited January payday finally here, coupled with the less than desirable domestic weather, travel agents can expect to see a flurry of activity during the next few weeks from consumers looking to book a break away during 2018.