Our top picks: 5 best Christmas Market Destinations

  • 17 Apr, 2019
  • Jurga Sefton
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Mulled wine can often be found at Christmas market destinations

With Christmas fast approaching, many of us feel we could do with a sneaky weekend away to escape the stress of the Christmas shopping. Whether you feel like having a spot of winter sunshine or really getting into the Christmas mood by visiting of the best Christmas market destinations, make sure that if you are leaving your car at the airport you get the best possible rate by visiting our Airport Parking Shop.

Berlin

There is no doubt about it: the Germans really know how to put on a Christmas Market and one of the best destinations is Berlin with no fewer than five major markets. Whether you prefer the traditional market, or the one with the outdoors ice-rink or fair, there is one to suit everybody.

A trip to Berlin would not, however, be complete without a spot of sightseeing. If museums are your thing, don’t miss a visit to Museum Island for its treasure trove of antiquities. If 20th century history is of more interest, you are going to love seeing the many sections of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin has two airports, and between them they are served by flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester.

If you plan on stuffing your suitcase full of Christmas goodies, to say nothing of the duty-free, which could help spread a little Christmas cheer, then taking your car to the airport definitely makes sense. Use the links above for the best possible rates. Read More


What should I expect from Valet Parking options at the airport?

  • 06 Sep, 2019
  • Alice Fowler
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valet car parking adds that little something extra

Even though the definition varies slightly in various regions around the world, valet parking usually is a type of parking service that is provided by a commercial establishment (cinema, restaurant, club, airport etc.) that lets the car owner leave the vehicle at an entrance (or forecourt) to be parked and later retrieved on their behalf by the parking attendant (a valet).

This arrangement saves the customer some valuable time looking for a parking space, and then walking back / getting back to the main entrance. In airports this is a key factor to those travelling with more than just one compact piece of luggage. Read More


What you need to know about getting your car ready for airport parking

  • 28 Oct, 2019
  • Alice Fowler
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Preparing the car for airport parking

QUESTION:

I haven’t left my car at an airport before and was wondering if there was anything I needed to do in order to prepare my car for airport parking? Thanks.

ANSWER:

Normally you shouldn’t need to do anything special to your vehicle before you leave it at the airport.

Preparing to leave the car at the airport

If you are parking your car yourself either at an on-site or off-site car park and retaining your car keys, you might want to consider the following:

– Write down the number of your parking space on the back of your airport parking confirmation.
– Ensure you closed all the windows, as there’s always a good chance of rain in the UK.
– Do not leave any valuables in your car.
– Don’t leave the interior light on (might seem obvious but it does happen!).
– Put the handbrake on, so it can’t roll away.

If your preferred airport parking involves handing over the car keys and letting the parking attendant park the vehicle for you, it’s worth bearing this in mind:

Make a note of the mileage. Some of the car parks warn the car owners that they might need to shift the cars around or even move them to a different location while you are away, so you shouldn’t be worried that there’s some extra mileage upon your return. Read More


Flying with babies and toddlers. How to survive?

  • 20 Sep, 2019
  • Franki Napolitano
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travelling with babies & toddlers; what to pack, what to do and how to keep them entertained!

If your offspring hasn’t reached the school age yet, you may find yourself looking for a sunny mid-year break at pretty much any time of year. Buckets and spades (and even a sun hat!) still stand a good chance of giving your little one a quality time in the September sun. If you are flying with babies this autumn and booking your first trip abroad with your baby, or a toddler, you might find the packing process overwhelming. Here we share some our tried and tested tips to help make the journey easier and stress-free.; we’ve even included a free downloadable list of items to pack to make sure you don’t miss anything!

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