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APH specialises in providing the savvy independent traveller the information they need to make smart pre-booking decisions as far as their travel arrangements are concerned. We try to take some of the surprises out of travel while at the same time helping to save the traveller money.

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  • APH Compares use of Wi-Fi and Electronic devices On-board Major Airlines


    According to a survey by the Daily Telegraph, more than 80% of consumers would welcome access to high-speed Wi-Fi during flights*. With an increasing number of airlines now allowing inflight broadband connection, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a table comparing the rules and regulations for using electronic devices across major airlines.

  • APH Highlights The Slippery Slope of Ski Insurance Policies


    According to research published by Aviva*, one in seven people travel abroad without the correct winter sports insurance yet 64% also admitted they would not be able to pay for any medical expenses. Ski holidays tend to be costly without anything going wrong so to help ski enthusiasts prevent further costs, APH has compiled a comprehensive guide highlighting ski insurance policies.

  • APH Compares Rules of Tipping Abroad


    A recent study, published by UK-based International Currency Exchange (November 2013), found that 40% of British travellers admitted they found tipping awkward and almost one in three confessed they did not know how much to tip in a destination. In order to help UK travellers understand the different “rules” when tipping abroad, APH has compiled a comprehensive guide highlighting the relevant local customs.

  • APH Compares Visa Charges And Regulations For UK Nationals Travelling Outside Of Europe


    From 11 April 2014, all visitors travelling to Turkey will be required to purchase a visa online at a cost of £10 before arriving in the country. In order to help holidaymakers ensure they avoid any unwelcome surprises when travelling abroad this year, Airport Parking and Hotels ( has put together a comprehensive guide comparing the visa charges and regulations for UK nationals travelling to destinations outside of Europe.

  • APH Compares Drop-Off and Pick-Up Regulations at Major UK Airports


    With Heathrow Airport recently raising its short-stay car parking prices at peak hours for the second time in as many months, drivers using the Short-Stay Car Park when collecting friends or relatives will now have to pay £3.50 for 30 minutes' parking. In order to help those kindly drivers who take friends and relatives to the airport (in a process often known as Kiss & Fly) understand the rules and fees in advance, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has compared drop-off and pick-up regulations across all major UK airports.

  • APH Compares Cost of Travelling With Ski Equipment Across Major Airlines


    With some ski resorts already reporting heavy snowfalls and some resorts in North America preparing to open 10-12 days earlier than planned, this ski season looks to be busier than ever. To ensure ski enthusiasts plan ahead and avoid any unplanned expense, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has compared the cost of travelling with ski equipment across all major airlines this winter.

  • APH Compares Cost of Travelling With Golf Equipment Across Major Airlines


    According to a recent IAGTO's 2013 Golf Tourism Report*, global golf holiday sales have grown by an average of 9.3% during 2012 when compared with previous years. With more golfers than ever heading abroad, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is helping travellers avoid unexpected charges when checking-in at the airport by comparing the cost of travelling with golf equipment across all major airlines.

  • APH Highlights Facilities Available at Airport Hotels for Business Travellers


    A recent survey by BDRC*, has found that one of the most important factors for business travellers when choosing a hotel is whether complimentary Wi-Fi is available in both bedrooms and public areas. In order to help business travellers choose the most suitable airport hotel for their needs, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has compared the relevant facilities available for travelling professionals across 97 different hotels at 24 UK airports.