Gatwick, London (PressExposure) October 19, 2011 -- In a time when people are tightening their purse strings you will often see trends starting to emerge as people seriously consider their expenditure. Gatwick airport hotels have seen such a trend from those fortunate enough to be holidaying this year.
Gatwick airport is the UK's 2nd largest airport and caters for flights you won't always be able to get from a more local airport. Due to this people travel from far and wide to fly from Gatwick.
Usually the typical family would travel by car 5 hours before their flight to allow for traffic and check in times and park at the expensive airport car park.
It appears there is now a trend starting to emerge where these savvy holidaymakers are questioning their usual routine in a quest to save money.
Steve Berryman from a popular Gatwick hotels and parking comparison website goes onto say "It's clear families are now seeing the benefits of staying a night at a Gatwick hotel, b&b or guesthouse in return for better value parking at the accommodation itself. It also extends their holiday and saves on the stress of traveling to the airport and any serious delays that could occur."
The great thing about this arrangement is that you can have a relaxing overnight stay 5 minutes from the airport in country settings then hop on a free transfer in the morning for check in.
"Many people we speak to had never considered the option before but our website highlights the savings they could make if they went down the Gatwick airport hotel route rather than parking alone and it is certainly opening people's eyes to the benefits of such an arrangement" Says Steve
Whilst it has happened for years the truth is, if your flight is at unsociable hours you can find yourself driving tired at 4am half way across the country which is very dangerous.
"The night in the hotel can be the night before or the night after your holiday and your car can remain in the car park for the duration of your holiday which ever end of it you choose to stay. GatwickHotelsWithParking.com provides holidaymakers the choice of Gatwick airport hotels with a 'Best Price Guarantee' meaning you can do a search on the website and you can be assured it will not be found cheaper elsewhere." explains Steve
It certainly seems like a win-win, with the Gatwick airport hotels increasing their occupancy and those flying to and from Gatwick adding an extra night to their holiday whilst ensuring a safe journey to or from the airport.
So if you have a holiday booked or are thinking of booking a holiday remember tightening the purse strings may not mean sacrificing something in return...