Avoid Rushing to the Airport

Chris Grad - Mar 30, 2009
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Indeed, airport hotels have come a long way since their introduction as an option for accommodation. In recent times the sector has developed faster than any other lodging type, with many offering improved facilities and higher levels of service.

Primarily aimed at people travelling for business purposes, there are also a growing number of tourists choosing to stay in airport hotels. In fact, according to research, while half of the guests comprise business men and women, around 28 percent of those checking in are holiday-makers. And, when you look at the advantages, it’s easy to see why.

The main reason that many opt to stay near the airport is of course, convenience. With many hotels positioned no further than approximately 15 minutes travelling distance from airports, they provide an ideal solution for those with early morning flights. Not only that, but they are a great way to avoid rush hour traffic.

Additionally, due to their location they are often far cheaper than their city counterparts, both in terms of parking costs and room rates. And, if you don’t have a car with you, it is quite common for the hotel to provide either a free or low-cost bus service to the airport.

Another great reason why airport hotels offer consumers an attractive option is the potential time that can be saved. Unfortunately, it’s a fact that many people all over the world miss their flights on a daily basis, generally because they don’t arrive at the airport on time. But, by staying in accommodation that’s close-by, there is less chance of getting stuck in traffic or finding yourself lost en route. On top of that, instead of having to leave hours in advance, you can spend the time saved catching up on some essential sleep.

Therefore, if you have a flight to catch, there are many benefits to staying in an airport hotel. There are, however, a couple of points to remember. For instance, it’s a good idea to look into this option in advance, considering many of the airport hotels tend to fill up quickly. Also, if you don’t have a car with you, it’s advisable to check the details of transportation to and from the airport, including prices and times.

So, with a bit of planning it’s easy to ensure you get to the airport on time. Not only that, but staying near the airport means you can take it easy; avoiding an unnecessary dash to catch your flight.

By Adam Singleton

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