Savvy Brits don’t pay too much for parking

Parking at the airportWhile Brits are now spending £8 billion a year on town centre parking, they’re also throwing away up to £400 million by not pre-booking parking for their holiday.

Research by HolidayExtras.com, which saw a record number of airport parking bookings last Tuesday, found that holiday travellers can save on average £37 per trip by reserving their space.

The company’s boom in airport parking sales indicates that the challenging economic climate has resulted in a raised consumer awareness of the ways that they can make savings.

For example, customers can save £37.40 on the standard price of eight days’ Official Valet Parking at Gatwick when they book with HolidayExtras.com – the total cost at just £85.10.

And at Manchester, holidaymakers make a saving of £89 on a week’s parking at JetParks Plus by booking in advance. HolidayExtras.com customers will pay £35.99, but those who just turn up will fork out £124.99!

Jason Hindle, Head of Commercial at HolidayExtras.com, said: “While we can’t help consumers save money on high street parking, we’ve proved that we can help them save on average around 60 per cent on airport parking – and all it takes is a visit to our website or a quick call to our UK-based contact centre.”

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Notes to editors

HolidayExtras.com’s record day for airport parking bookings was September 4, 2012.

Prices are based on a search made on September 11 for September 22, 2012. Rates are subject to change and availability.

Average saving by pre-booking compared to gate rate – £37 – based on eight days’ airport car parking offered by HolidayExtras.com at 20 UK airports, searched on 9 July 2012 for departure date 21 July 2012