Top 10 travel destinations for 2017

  • 13 Jan, 2017
  • Will Davies
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Popular travel destinations for 2017
Looking for some travel inspiration for the year ahead? You’re in the right place.

Take a look at the top 10 travel destinations for 2017 below …

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7 ugly truths about Over Tourism

  • 06 Jan, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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The 7 ugly truths of over tourism include film, alcohol and animal cruelty

You may think a negative tourism blog seems a bit odd coming from a travel based website, but we can’t always paint it in a “rainbows and sunshine” way.

We attended the World Travel Market in November 2016 and a recurring theme throughout the day was “Over Tourism”; the negative affects that travel has on certain beauty spots and even whole countries. This typically means that the ever-growing influx of tourism is causing havoc and angering the local residents of several cities. Examples of this can be seen in Venice where their beloved city hosts more tourists per day than the permanent residents, Amsterdam are cracking down on the activities tourists can do,  and even it’s resulting in the closures of Thai islands, with Koh Tachai now permanently closed to tourists.

How has it come to this? How has the once biggest and fastest growing industry in the world turned ugly? We had a look into seven of the main ways tourism is having a negative impact around the world. Read More

Copenhagen vs Bruges – a Christmas weekend away

  • 20 Dec, 2016
  • Alice Fowler
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Copenhagen Vs Bruges

It’s December and even in the UK Christmas Markets are popping up everywhere you look in towns and city centres, but there’s nothing quite like popping across to the mainland and finding some real Christmas infused locations to visit for a weekend. There are so many choices however, we’ve picked two of the popular ones and pitched them against each other – let’s find out which one’s the winner!

Members of our team visited both places on the same weekend for a festive getaway, and picked out some key highlights and things to know so you get the most out of your weekend away.

Christmas Markets

Well, it’s the main reason you’ve come, isn’t it?

Christmas markets in Copenhagen and Bruges

Copenhagen

The city has plenty to choose from, however, our opinion was that if you want something a little different head down to Christiana where amongst the normal eclectic markets available there’s also an indoors one where plenty of goods can be found, not just Christmas themed. From hats handmade in Nepal, to locally made produce and beautiful Christmas ornaments, it’s easy to spend an hour or two browsing! Just be careful of the opening hours and be prepared to queue as there is a limited capacity inside. If you want something a bit more standard, head across the new pedestrian bridge near Papiroen and browse the markets at Nyhavn, where you’ll find gløgg and treats galore.

Bruges

There are fewer Markets in Bruges but the aptly named Market Square has a good-sized market with lots of options of food and drink, and there is also an ice skating rink if you fancy a bit of exercise to work off all that glühwein and chocolate! Read More

A year in numbers; another great year for Airport Parking Shop!

  • 19 Dec, 2016
  • Will Davies
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As we near the end of the year we can take a moment to reflect on what a great 12 months it’s been!

2016 saw the world reliving their childhood through PokemonGo,  falling in love with Tim Peake and Andy Murray, seeing more female athletes compete in an Olympic games then ever before and cheering for Leo when he finally won his well overdue Oscar! Read More

Win a Christmas hamper worth £100!

  • 06 Dec, 2016
  • Will Davies
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Can you believe it’s that time of year again!? We’re happy to say that it’s been another great year here at Airport Parking Shop, so much so that we thought we would celebrate with a giveaway for our fantastic customers!

Christmas hamper

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