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Number of travellers staying on-airport grows nearly 60%

7 April, 2010

Number of travellers staying at on-airport hotels grows nearly 60% reports 58% rise year-on-year during last quarter

Almost 60% more UK air travellers booked an on-airport hotel room with between December 2009 and February 2010 compared to the same period last year, despite declining UK airport passenger numbers.

The UK market leader for travel add-ons is attributing the growth to an increase in its range of on-airport hotels, its special winter offers with Hilton hotels, lower room rates, and fantastic partnerships with hotel groups such as Arora Hotels, Intercontinental and Rezidor, as well as the snow disruption experienced during December and January.

Anthony Clarke Cowell, head of commercial at, said: "We are expanding the choice of airport hotel products for our customers all the time, from price to location to upgrades like pre-booking your dinner, breakfast or a bottle of wine for your room. This growth in on-airport stays demonstrates that we're giving customers what they want and helping to make our hassle-free promise a reality."

Check out the range of on-airport hotels available through, many offering exclusive deals. For example, the 3-star Courtyard by Marriott at Gatwick is available from £52.81 room-only on an advance purchase rate*; from £65.00 including eight days parking; and from £85 including 15 days parking with our exclusive Meet and Greet airport parking package.'s best price guarantee** reassures customers that they are getting the fairest deal. During the last quarter 2,500 price checks were made, with coming out cheaper or the same price as competitors more than 97% of the time.


Notes to editors
Recent CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) research highlighted a decline in UK airport passenger numbers throughout 2009 expected to continue into 2010.
*No cancellations or amendments, rates quoted correct on 29 March, 2010.
**We are so confident that we offer the best price that if a customer finds the same airport / port parking, hotel or airport lounge product cheaper within 24 hours of making and paying their booking with, we'll refund the full cost. For full details of our best price guarantee go to