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The purpose of this blog is to compile airport parking news as well as airport news and airline news in one place for our parking customers as well as those in the parking industry. The following articles and press releases on the airport, airline, and parking industry are from various news sources and the links will take you to the source's web site:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Offsite Parking Cuts Tampa Airport's Cash

Tampa Airport estimates competitors rake in nearly $3 mil. annually.

November 22, 2011 - St. Petersburg Times - By STEVE HUETTEL -- Gail Wohl cruises right past Tampa Airport to find parking when she flies out of town.

Rather than use the airport's $9-per-day remote economy garage, the South Pasadena travel agent pulls into A-1 Express Airport Parking on the southern fringe of TIA. She drops off her car outside the office. A driver loads her luggage onto a free shuttle to the airport terminal 2 miles away.

And Wohl's $30 parking bill for four days is $6 cheaper than the airport's fee would be.

"It's a convenience, the price is good and you don't have to go look for your car when you get back," she said. "It's just so easy."

Most off-airport parking businesses compete strictly on price, shaving a few bucks off TIA's daily rate. That can add up to a tidy savings for travelers on extended trips.

Some offsite operators also offer services customers can't get at the airport: advance reservations for busy travel periods, oil changes and discount deals. A-1 Express customers can collect frequent-parking points, good for car washes and free parking.

The vast majority of travelers who drive to TIA still park in airport-owned garages. But more and more, offsite parking operators are nibbling away at the airport's share of the business, said Ed Cooley, TIA's vice president of operations.  Continue reading Tampa Airport Parking article.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

South Beach Group Hotels Announce Black Friday Cybersale with Vacation Discounts up to 80% Off

The South Beach hotel group known for trendy hotels at affordable prices prepares to offer incredible discounts on reservations booked on Black Friday


MIAMI BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As holiday shoppers prepare to take advantage of retail discounts this Black Friday, the South Beach Group plans to offer deep savings to their loyal customers and savvy discount travelers.

From 12:01am to 11:59pm on November 25th budget travelers who log onto www.southbeachgroup.com will find room rates discounted up to 80% at all South Beach Group hotels including The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, Metropole South Beach, Chesterfield Hotel + Suites, Hotel Chelsea, Hotel Shelley, Whitelaw Hotel, Riviera South Beach, Tradewinds and Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel + Hotel. Discounts will be available for reservations made from November 25th 2011 through December 31st 2012.

“We decided to pass along deep discounts directly to our customers instead of third-party websites like Expedia or Priceline,” said owner-operator Alan Lieberman. Guests will have the option to select their choice of accommodations among a wide array of room types with rates starting as low as $39.00 per night. From shared bunk-style rooms to private one and two bedroom full suites, guests can book an incredible trip or give a South Beach vacation to their loved ones for the holidays.

All South Beach Group hotels offer complimentary round trip shuttle service from Miami International Airport, cocktail hour nightly, Wi-Fi and VIP club passes. Guests at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club and Riviera Hotel can enjoy the hotel’s beach club with two free beach chair passes per day.

South Beach Group is the leading independent boutique hotel company in South Florida. The South Beach Group currently owns and operates the Hollywood Beach Suites, Catalina Hotel + Beach Club, Shelley, Whitelaw, Chesterfield Hotel & Suites, Metropole South Beach, the Hotel Chelsea, Tradewinds Apartment + Hotel, and the new Riviera South Beach. South Beach Group hotels offer accommodations from economy hotels suited for the budget minded traveler to upscale hotels that accommodate the most sophisticated travelers.  Go to original Press Release

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Kicks Off the Busiest Travel Season of the Year

FlightView Presents Top-10 Tips for Holiday Travel 

BOSTON, Nov 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Attention holiday travelers: the most hectic travel season of the year is quickly approaching. The 2011 holiday travel forecast is predicting 20.9 million domestic flyers this Thanksgiving season. While that number represents a two percent drop in the total number of seats filled from 2010, don't be fooled -- the heightened security, weather delays, crowded terminals, overbooked flights and expensive baggage fees are here to stay.

"The holidays are always a stressful time, and travel is a big contributor to the madness," said Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView, the leader in day-of-travel information. "But with just a little extra preparation, travelers can enjoy a more productive and calmer experience for themselves and their families."

Here's a look at FlightView's top 10 travel tips for the 2011 holiday season:

1. Plan for airport congestion -- Heightened security and higher volume will undoubtedly slow travelers down. Holiday travelers should plan a 30-45 minute additional buffer when deciding when to leave for the airport.

2. Travel light -- Overhead compartments and under seat storage will be at a minimal this year and airline personnel are expected to be less lenient about overstuffed and additional carry-on bags.

3. Monitor flight changes -- The easiest way to reduce stress and save time is to stay informed by proactively monitoring the departure and arrival times for all flights, including connections. Travelers are advised to check on the status of flights, via flight-tracking sites like FlightView.com, prior to leaving for the airport.

4. Leverage smart phones -- Instead of fighting crowds and lugging bags around the airport to get a glance at the airport display boards, travelers should tap mobile phones to stay up-to-date on flight information. Many fight-tracking apps can keep users up-to-date on any changes with push alerts.

5. Bookmark the airport's mobile website -- For travelers that don't want to download an app, the airport's mobile website is the next fastest and easiest way to get flight information while on the go. If the airport does not have a mobile site, bookmark FlightView's mobile tracker.

6. Plan for parking -- It's essential to plan ahead for airport parking. One parking detour may be enough to make a traveler miss a flight. Flyers can leverage FlightView's free airport parking tool to see available lots and current rates.

7. Dress for security success --Travelers can save valuable time by preparing for security before leaving for the airport. Travelers should have only the essentials in their pockets -- wallet, keys, cell phone and ticket. 8. Check-In early -- Avoid the lines at the airport. Many airlines allow flight check-in up to 24 hours in advance.

10. Don't forget the pick-up person -- Travelers should update the pick-up person on the status of their flight to help them avoid countless airport circling and congestion.

Backed by more than 30 years of flight-tracking experience, FlightView offers travelers several free tools to help with holiday travel. FlightView's mobile website and mobile apps -- available on the Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Palm - offer travelers a simple way to track flights and stay informed while on the go. Another useful tool for holiday travelers is FlightView's airport information page, which offers travelers real-time updates on airport delays, flight changes, limousine services, and parking facilities. To track your holiday flight now, visit FlightView.com.

About FlightView:
FlightView is the recognized provider of the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industries. FlightView's mobile, Dispatch and FVXML products help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service with actionable real-time information. FlightView's information displays can be seen at airport terminals and on the Web sites of the largest major airports, airline and travel companies. FlightView's software services and solutions are relied upon by the US government, the world's largest airlines, airports, aviation and travel professionals, ground transportation companies and news outlets. FlightView's mobile applications help consumers control travel plans. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, FlightView has nearly 30 years of experience in building and supporting mission-critical systems for the FAA and the Volpe Center. To access real-time flight information online, visit FlightView Flight Tracker or FlightView Mobile Flight Tracker.

SOURCE: FlightView - www.FlightView.com

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Latest Sky Harbor Airport Parking Promotion Saves You Money on Thanksgiving Travel

Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, you’re in luck as Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport offers another valuable airport parking coupon.

The November parking promotion offers 40% off the full day rate at any of the terminal parking garages from November 16 - 30, 2011. This means that you can conveniently park in a covered area and walk right into the terminal to catch your flight. It is quick and easy.

To get this Sky Harbor Airport Parking coupon, click here and download it (you only need one coupon, even for multiple days). The coupon is for 40% off the daily rate of $25 which means that you will not pay more than $15 a day with the coupon during this November parking promotion. Please note this coupon is not valid in the Terminal 2 Economy Garage section, but is valid in the Terminal 2 Daily section of the garage ($25 daily rate).  Read More

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Montreal Airport Marriott Hotel's New Spa Relaxes, Pampers and Nourishes

AltiSpa Offers Relaxing Post- and Pre-Flight Treatments at Montreal Airport


QUEBEC, Nov 22, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- While we can't take the pain out of flying, the Montreal Airport Marriott, a leader among hotels near YUL airport, has the next best thing -- AltiSpa. The hotel's new spa facility is the perfect way to unwind after a long flight, soothe sore muscles during a long layover or prepare your body for hours in an airplane seat.

Guests will find themselves in an instant state of relaxation in our warm, welcoming spa, where the focus is relaxation, pampering and nourishing our visitors. And because we are located inside Montreal-Trudeau Airport, we're a convenient option for those on layovers, and offer a number of express services, including facials, pedicures and manicures. Our AltiSpa Pressotherapy is perfect after a long flight; the treatment relieves "heavy" legs by stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation. For a comforting and relaxing treatment, the Body Massage with Hot Stones soothes and heals with warm volcanic rocks. Before deciding which facial on our menu is best for you, take advantage of our free SkinScope Analysis. Or, simply choose our AltiSpa Advanced Signature Facial, customized for your skin.

We also offer a number of spa packages, in addition to Montreal Airport Marriott packages. Those with layovers and limited time can opt for the Spa Express, which includes a signature facial and express manicure. Our Half Day package includes a signature facial, body wrap, pressotherapy and relaxing massage. For the ultimate pampering experience, the Full Day package will take you on a relaxing journey with a signature facial, body wrap, pressotherapy, therapeutic massage, spa pedicure and manicure, and a gourmet lunch. Read the full Montreal Airport Marriott press release.


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Some of Michigan's Hotels on Upswing Including Around Detroit Airport

November 2, 2011 - Detroit Free Press - by John Gallagher -- With Michigan's economy slowly recovering, hotels in many parts of the state report an upswing in occupancy, a leading hotel analyst reported this week.

Charles Skelton, president of Ann Arbor-based Hospitality Advisors, said in his mid-year report that three submarkets in particular were reporting higher occupancies -- downtown Detroit, Ann Arbor and the Romulus/Metro Airport area. 

"With most of the downsizing in the auto industry behind us, many of the auto-centric submarkets in metro Detroit have been relatively stable since 2009," Skelton wrote. "Not surprisingly, in many of the other Detroit submarkets, new and renovated properties have enjoyed strong or increased numbers."  Read More.



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