Travel Tip: Planning Ahead

Planning ahead means more than washing your laundry and making sure your suitcase is ready to go by the time you need to head to the airport. You wouldn’t likely head to the airport without a ticket and expect to get onto the flight of your choice. What if the flight is full? What if you encounter unforeseen delays, such as long lines at security checkpoints? Similarly you wouldn’t expect to avoid all possible delays on the way to the airport, or even on your way home.

Traffic is an ever-present issue, along with finding a parking space, waiting in line for your boarding pass and getting through security to the gate where you might discover your plane was delayed. Or perhaps you hire a limousine or use a shared-ride service which eliminates the hassle of finding a parking space, but leaves you vulnerable to all other delays.

Planning ahead can keep your trip stress-free, and as the internet grows, so does ease of travel. Suppose you’re flying out on business or vacation, and the only flight you were able to reserve that would get you to your destination on time departs at six am. Most airports advise allowing up to two hours for getting your boarding pass, checking your luggage and passing through all of the necessary security checkpoints, but your flight is so early that you aim to arrive at the terminal at five in the morning. Let’s estimate that finding a parking space will take about a half hour, and then you have to get to the terminal itself, so you’ll want to reach the parking lot by four am. Give a half hour over to travel and you’re waking up, at the absolute latest, at three am. If you don’t fall asleep until ten the night before, that’s a maximum of five hours.

Five hours sleep will hardly leave you rested for that important business meeting or tours through the city of Rome, and chances are, any shut eye you manage to have on the flight itself won’t be terribly restorative. With a little bit of planning ahead, you can save over an hour of that early-morning rush, and save yourself the anxiety that would only be made worse by a lack of sleep.

ParkSleepFly has your solution. By offering accurate and easy-to-search quotes on hotel rooms and airport parking, you can plan to sleep at a hotel that’s located near the airport of your choice the night before you fly, or even the night you arrive (or both), saving you the hassle of delays and the danger of potentially driving while sleepy. Each search reveals a number of listings, all rated by industry standards as well as customer surveys.

With quick, easy and secure reservations, you can be on your way to a relaxing and safe trip, from the moment you book it to the moment you arrive home again.

Quality and Service Demands Increase…

…And ParkSleepFly is meeting the challenge.  According to “10 Travel Trends,” written by Marvin Cetron in Travel Weekly (June 2008), current and future generations of travelers care most about services offered and the quality with which they’re executed.  Because of the ever-increasing growth of the internet, travelers are able to instantaneously make public their reviews of hotels and airlines.  Rather than try to stem this increase in public voice, ParkSleepFly encourages travelers to rate their experience at hotels they’ve booked with ParkSleepFly.

 

This feature not only provides an outlet for travelers to express the quality of their experiences, but adds a higher level of merit and usefulness to travelers who are looking to book reservations.  When searching for hotel accommodations on ParkSleepFly, customers receive not only a commercial rating of each hotel based on a five-star system, but the customer rating as well, based on customer surveys and shown as a rating of one to five stars.

 

Along with each customer rating, the number of surveys taken is shown, giving each rating a quantifiable value that further empowers the qualified customer rating, further than the commercial rating.  So what does this mean for travelers using ParkSleepFly to book their hotel and airport parking reservations?  Not only will customers be able to view the value assigned to each hotel by the standards of the industry, but also the value assigned to each hotel by their peers.

 

According to Cetron’s article, individuals ranging from their mid-twenties to over thirty-five years old relate more to their peers than any other traveling generation group.  This inter-generational bond provides the value behind each customer rating for each hotel found with ParkSleepFly, and ParkSleepFly provides the value of reserving hotel and airport parking ahead of time to make each trip more relaxing and therefore, more enjoyable.

Travel Industry Growth Demands Innovation

According to the president of Forecasting International, Marvin Cetron, 1.6 billion will travel annually by the year 2020.  This forecast was determined based upon the rate at which travel is growing, and has grown over the last couple of years, as discussed in the first part of “10 Travel Trends,” published last month in Travel Weekly.

 

For travelers, this growth means an increase in traffic to and from the airports, as well as within the terminals themselves.  Parking on the fly will become more uncertain and moving crowds through security checkpoints will increase the window of time travelers must afford in order to make their scheduled flight.

 

With current (and expected) growth in travel, making an early morning flight can mean only a few hours sleep the night before, and most airplanes aren’t known for spare space in which to comfortably stretch out and get some rest; no traveler wants to spend their first day of vacation or attend a business dinner coping not only with jet lag but in addition, a lack of sleep.

 

ParkSleepFly’s innovative and convenient combination of airport parking and hotel reservations alleviates the uncertainty and potential delays that could keep travelers from arriving at the airport in plenty of time to get from the terminal entrance to the gate.  Travelers who have booked an early flight out for their trip receive not only off-peak rates with some airlines, but can also arrive at their destination in time to see some daylight.

 

At ParkSleepFly, reserving a hotel room and parking space is quick, easy and begins with a simple search. Providing five types of information (package type sought—for example hotel & parking or just hotel, departure city, package specifications—when you want the room, travel dates and room requirement such as number of rooms), ParkSleepFly’s search engine reveals a list of affordable, quality choices.

 

Each listing provides hotel information such as the hotel name, hotel rating (out of five stars), the customer rating, and a map showing the location of the hotel relative to the airport.  Additional information includes rates and a hotel description, as well as a photo.  From there, making a reservation is as easy as the click of a button.

 

When travelers reserve their room and parking, additional room requirements may be selected and if necessary, the travel dates may be changed.  Reservations are made over a secure network that is tested daily for optimum security.  Why get caught in the travel rush without a reservation when in just a few moments time, a parking space and hotel room can be reserved on ParkSleepFly