Holiday Extras Meet and Greet Service providers hold the Gatwick Airport Approved Operator status
Gatwick Airport Approved Operator status
When a car park has Gatwick Airport Approved Operator status, this means that they have adhered to the Trading Standards 'Buy with Confidence' process and have obtained the police-approved Parkmark security award. Every supplier with the 'Approved Operator' status has demonstrated beyond doubt that their parking facilities meet the official planning and security requirements.
Customers booking Meet and Greet services with Holiday Extras can be assured that none of the rogue companies that often cause problems at major airports have been, or will ever be featured among our providers. All airport parking available through Holiday Extras has been awarded the official Gatwick Airport Approved Operator status, ensuring a superior quality service.
All approved car parks will have the 'trust mark' tile clearly visible on the availability page listing.
Features of a Gatwick Airport Approved car park
Finding a Space - car parks use clear directional signage and proper traffic flow techniques to limit the potential for confusion. Pedestrian access and exit routes are clearly indicated.
Safety - During the Park Mark accreditation process, police assessors recommend changes that are known to deter offenders, such as perimeter fencing, surveillance systems and bright lighting.
Lighting levels - Car parks use increased lighting levels in dark areas reducing both the fear of crime and opportunity to commit an offence.
Graffiti -Vulnerable areas are treated with anti-graffiti coatings and textured surface finishes, climbing plants and highly patterned surface treatments to limit vandalism.
How to Spot a Rogue Meet and Greet Service
If you haven't made a booking with Holiday Extras, and are worried that you may have enlisted the services of a rogue provider, there are a few other things you can look out for, aside from the all-important Gatwick Airport Approved Operator status...
Avoid web sites that display only mobile numbers as the point of contact.
Ensure the web site displays a land line number in case of dispute or otherwise.
All good and reputable Airport Parking Companies will publish the location of their car park on their web site.
Make sure the company is VAT Registered as most fly by night / rogue traders don't bother with this.
Make sure that all staff are wearing branded uniforms and are carrying photo ID - don't be afraid to ask to see this.
For more information on how to identify rogue traders, click here.