Having enough spending money when you’re abroad is important. After all, those souvenirs, lovely meals, sightseeing trips and so on don’t come for free. The good news is, as long as you’re savvy, you should be able to make sure your wallet’s bulging when you head off on holiday.
Of course, it’s important to book cheap airport car parking. There are some great deals available and so you don’t have to spend a lot of money on this detail of your vacation. Also, by being tactical when you’re selecting your destination, you can maximise your spending power.
Making your pounds stretch further
Thanks to the strength of the pound at the moment in relation to many other currencies, you may well feel flush when you’re on your foreign adventures. The Post Office noted that sterling is up by 25 per cent on the euro compared with last year. For every £500 converted into euros, people will get an extra £47.41.
According to the firm, Brits can expect 10.5 per cent more spending power on Spanish islands or French resorts now compared with the summer of 2011.
It’s not only destinations in Europe that are offering great value for money. People travelling to Brazil will get 24.5 per cent local currency for their pounds this year and sterling will also buy 15.7 per cent more Mexican pesos.
In addition, those who jet off to South Africa can expect 16.7 per cent more for their money this summer.
Keep an eye out for good deals
Post Office head of travel money Andrew Brown commented: “Although the increasing value of sterling against the euro has dominated the headlines, there are very few places where the pound is not packing a stronger punch this year. Our advice is for people to keep a close eye on exchange rates for all the destinations they are considering so they can judge where they will get the best return on their money.”
He added: “There are signs that the power of the pound is making people increasingly savvy both about their choice of destination and their spending habits.”
How we can help
When you’ve decided on your destination and booked your flights, it’s time to think about getting to and from the airport and this is where we come in. Here at APH we offer car parking at all major UK airports, ports and Eurotunnel terminals.
Whether you’re interested in a Manchester Airport car park, Stansted Airport parking or want a space at any other hub, we should be able to help. Currently, we offer over 85 airport car parks in 23 hubs and we’re continually adding new car parks to our range.
By choosing your car park carefully, you can rest assured you’ll get a great deal, leaving you with even more cash to spend on your holiday. To find out more about how we operate and to check out our parking options and other services, just take a look around the rest of our website.