Help us out this Easter and win a giant Easter Egg!

  • 20 Mar, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Easter Egg

Easter is coming up and like everyone we are excited for some time off, and of course plenty of chocolate!

Here at Airport Parking Shop we are combining both. We know that plenty of people will be going away this Easter, so we are asking for a tiny favour. If you could take just a few minutes to fill out a short survey about airport parking, we would be very grateful!

It will take just a couple of minutes, and your responses will only be used for our own marketing analysis.

Fill out the survey here.  Please note the competition is now closed.

As an incentive to fill this out, we are giving away a whopping 2.5kg Easter Egg to one of the lucky people to fill out our survey! This Giant Speckled Easter Egg is worth £85.00 and has been made by hand by the team at James Chocolates in Somerset. The company is loved for its award-winning chocolate creations made with a unique twist of English eccentricity. Find out more about James Chocolates here. Read More

The best literary holidays around the world

  • 02 Mar, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Literary HolidaysIt’s World Book Day on the 5th March, and thousands of children across the country are dressing up as their favourite fictional character and clutching their £1 book tokens. However, the day is not just for kids, so we’ve decided to tempt all the bookworms out there with this list of book-inspired getaways!

Stieg’s Stockholm from The Millennium Trilogy

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy took the world by storm and now you can follow in the footsteps of its protagonists Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist with a trip to Stockholm. A walking tour takes you to some of the key locations from the book and ties these in with relevant local history. Take a break after all that walking at Mellqvists Kaffebar, both Stieg and Mikael’s café of choice, featured in the books! Read More

How not to annoy your partner this Valentine’s Day

  • 10 Feb, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Couple travelling Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, there are thousands of couples heading off this week for a weekend (or longer!) away. It’s a romantic notion and there are plenty of perfect destinations to enjoy, but most importantly, don’t let your dream trip turn into a nightmare by allowing the little things to cause arguments between you and your loved one.

Travelling can be stressful, and it’s been well documented that arguments are on the rise when on holiday, so we asked our team for some tips on how they’ve kept their travels stress-free when on holiday with their other half! Read More

Destinations Travel and Holiday Show

  • 03 Feb, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Destinations Show

On a bitterly cold Friday we headed up to the London Olympia to attend Destinations, a holiday and travel show in association with The Times. Unfortunately, I was not there to book a holiday, as exciting at that would be, but there on a press pass to get ideas about what’s happening in travel right now and thoughts for future content. We were also hoping to chat to some official tourist boards – they often have local people there representing the country which is alway fascinating.

We arrived pretty early and it was still quite empty with lots of people still setting up their stands, so we took advantage of this and scoped out the show. It was divided loosely by region and then a whole section was dedicated to adventure and outdoor travel, so there was a lot to take in. Read More

Have breasts, will travel – less than 40% of airports confirm breastfeeding facilities

  • 27 Jan, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Young mother breast feeding her baby at home

It’s 2015. It’s the year that Back to the Future suggested we would have hoverboards and flying cars. This may not be the case, but it’s certainly about time airports came into the 21st century, and we headed to Twitter to find out if that was the case.

Firstly, we wanted to check out if UK and Ireland airports were loud and proud tweeters, or simply the begrudging “we tweet because we have to” kind of crowd. Secondly, we didn’t just want to ask them some benign question that no one cares about, we wanted to ask them something that really mattered. Something that is not obvious from a quick trip to their website.

So we asked 28 UK and Irish airports via Twitter:

“Do you have dedicated mother and baby rooms for nursing mums?”

The results, needless to say, were very interesting. Take a look at our summary of airport facilities according to their responses, and discover exactly what we found out. Read More