On a budget? Bag a cheap holiday for Summer 2017

  • 08 Mar, 2017
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Holiday on a budget in Belfast, Dortmund, Berlin, Stockholm, Sofia and Prague

We like a challenge in the APS team, and the first one of the year has already been completed; finding the best value holiday on a budget!

With a budget of up to £300 per traveller, we were set the task to find the best value for money getaway in the middle of August 2017,  based on two people sharing.

The trip could be anywhere in the world but the budget needed to include flights, accommodation and food for 5-7 nights.

All of our searches covered 5 nights, August 14th – 19th, flying from a London Airport.

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Croatia: The teen and family friendly destination

  • 14 Feb, 2017
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Following the success of our Zante: the unlikely family destination blog, we thought here at APS a new year would be a great chance to showcase three of the top unknown holiday destinations for teenage groups and family holidays alike! We’ll kick things off with our first instalment of our three part mini series, starting with Croatia!  Read More

Travel and tourism statistics for 2016

  • 20 Jan, 2017
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Travel Statistics 2017
Here at Airport Parking Shop, we are interested in all things travel, so we were very keen to have a look over the travel and tourism statistics for 2016. We looked at the most visited cities in 2016, the economic impact of travel and tourism, travel trends and looked into what the future could hold for the industry. Enjoy!

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Top 10 travel destinations for 2017

  • 13 Jan, 2017
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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
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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 effects 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 it’s even 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