7 Ways to Beat the 'Holiday' Credit Crunch

Very Latest advice on beating the credit crunch for 2009 travel and holidays.

Gatwick, United Kingdom, September 06, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Holiday Money Saving Tips - 7 Ways to Beat the Credit Crunch

With the credit crunch firmly in everyone’s mind it’s a worrying time.

Not just on buying essential goods such as house hold bills like gas, electric and food shopping, which are soaring; but also the prized ‘luxury goods’ such as family holidays.

Here, Help-Me-Park.com, one of Gatwick’s leading Meet and Greet airport parking providers, can reveal recent findings on how travellers can beat the credit crunch so not to forgo a precious holiday in 2009.

Families – save up to £1,000
Families are being urged to book their holiday now for summer 2009, even though many families have just returned, in order to save as much as £1,000, a report by Which? Holiday Magazine can reveal. By booking so far in advance, holiday makers can get the very best deals. Such research exposed that holidays due to be taken this summer, to Majorca, where actually cheaper 11-12 months prior, with prices increasing every month, the closer the departure date became.

2 weeks for the price of 1
Independent research can also reveal that holiday firm XL are amongst those offering early bookers 2 weeks for 1. This again, will save hundreds of pounds.

Airport Parking
It pays to book airport parking as early as possible too. Consumer trends show that many travellers actually leave booking their ‘holiday extras’ such as airport parking to just a few weeks before they travel. However, by booking early, many providers offer ‘early bird’ savings.

Single, not Multiple Trips
Another way to save money is to reduce fuel costs. By simply booking airport parking rather than getting a lift to the airport and back again, that involves 4 journeys rather than just 2 could save at least half a tank of fuel. On a popular 1.6l petrol vehicle that could be as much as £30.

Car Hire
Those travellers in need of a vehicle overseas would do well to book early too. This can save up to 25% with some providers.

Travel Insurance
Further consumer trends dictate that travel insurance is a purchase often left until just before travel. This is a product that must be purchased in advance. It’s not cheaper when buying in advance, however, travel insurance policies cover compensation for cancellation and curtailment, meaning that should the holiday incur delays or cancellations the traveller will be financially reimbursed, and so not out of pocket*.

Early 2009 Bookings – a must
Travellers should therefore remember to book early to take advantage of the very best deals being offered by the holiday industry. It is also expected that following the worst August for 150 years (since MET Office records began), foreign holidays will increase in popularity next year.

* All travel insurance policies are different, so too are the amounts offered for cancellation and curtailment – always check with the insurance provider their exact terms and conditions and compensation rates.

This information has been issued on behalf of www.help-me-park.com by InkRiver.

For further information on www.help-me-park.com please contact Michelle Blackmore at InkRiver:

Tel: 07825 685 675 e-mail: michelle.inkriver@yahoo.co.uk
Or contact Sean McCarthy at Help-Me-Park directly on
Tel: 0870 300 6009 e-mail: sean@airportsinformation.co.uk

Note to Editors:
www.help-me-park.com was established in the Summer of 2004, creating the next level of Meet and Greet car parking at Gatwick Airport. Priding themselves on their quality and customer service, Help-Me-Park offer customers an unrivalled, and unique, quality guarantee ‘no waiting – money back guarantee’.

Help-Me-Park employ only experienced, mature drivers, all of whom are fully insured.

Help-Me-Park operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day – as such passengers travelling from Gatwick Airport can depart, or arrive, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and other such public holidays, including Easter.

Help-Me-Park also offer a car valeting service so customers can return to a professionally valeted vehicle on their return.

Help-Me-Park is just 10 minutes from Gatwick Airport - owned and run by individuals local to the Gatwick area.

Michelle Blackmore
00 4 7855 685 675