Essential Travel Warns Holidaymakers to Beware of Hidden Costs
“Hidden charges” could add 25 per cent or more to the cost of airport parking, reveals
London, United Kingdom, July 29, 2010 --(PR.com)-- It's often the last thing holidaymakers think about
before they head off on their travels but those opting to drive to the airport this summer could find
themselves out of pocket when arranging their airport parking, according to leading travel essentials
Research by EssentialTravel.co.uk has shown that airport parking could holidaymakers 25 per cent more
than they expect, due to “hidden charges” levied by airport parking providers.
The company has revealed that a week's airport parking, which can be booked for as little as £20.001,
could creep up by an additional £5.002 once booking charges, credit card fees and cancellation waivers
are taken into account.
In addition, sun-seekers could find themselves as much as £10.003 out of pocket if they decide to cancel
their airport parking.
“Holidaymakers have grown wise to the 'hidden costs' associated with low-cost airlines and are becoming
experts on how to avoid them but most don't apply the same tactics to booking their airport parking,” says
Stuart Bensusan, EssentialTravel.co.uk.
“Parking at the airport can be a really affordable option, but only if you do your home- work and make
sure you are aware of any hidden 'add-ons' or extra costs.”
To help customers save money EssentialTravel.co.uk has opted to reduce or eliminate its own
cancellation waivers, charges and credit card fees in time for the peak summer holiday period 4. The
company has scrapped its two per cent credit card fee completely, reduced the cancellation waiver from
£0.99 to just £0.50 and instead of charging a £9.50 cancellation charge, customers will now only forfeit
£5.00 if they wish to cancel a booking that has been made without paying the cancellation waiver.
EssentialTravel.co.uk has also reduced the cancellation notice period from 48 hours b