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Snow and ice mean brisk business for airport hotels and lounges

Snow and ice mean brisk business for airport hotels and lounges

As the UK’s winter weather continues to wreak havoc up and down the country, many travellers are finding themselves stranded at the airport whilst they wait out the icy conditions and hope to have their flight rescheduled.

With indefinite delays a very real possibility, many would-be passengers are realising the benefits of booking a hotel near the airport or even taking advantage of the creature comforts on offer in airport lounges, and a leading travel comparison website,, is helping to ease the stress that comes with a cancelled flight.

With over 190 deals on airport hotels at 24 UK airports, this website offers a slick and user-friendly pre-booking service on such in-demand services as Gatwick Airport hotels with parking included and Heathrow Airport hotels. But they don’t stop there. From the same site you can pre-book airport lounges at locations the world over, giving the weary traveller some respite from overcrowded terminals.

Those individuals in the market for an airport hotel on 09 January 2010 can expect to save up to 60% on the turn up and pay rates, with double room prices typically starting at around £35.00 for an overnight stay, or for those driving to the airport, £59.95 for a double room including 1 week’s airport parking.

A traveller looking to book airport lounges on 10 January 2010 might find they’re paying just £17.50 for access to comfortable surroundings, free snacks and drinks, WiFi access and plenty more - the perfect remedy for the anxiety-filled atmosphere that’s bound to be filling the terminals due to the icy runways.

ADVERTISEMENT also offers unbiased reviews from previous hotel customers plus an “at a glance” rating system, so visitors can instantly determine which hotels have provided excellent service to guests. Another handy feature is maps that indicate the exact location of each hotel in relation to the airport.

Formed in 2004 as Simply Extras, brings together its former sites,,, and to offer a one-stop resource for customers wanting to research, compare and book travel services. Recommended as a top 50 travel website by the Times Online, this award-winning website is gaining great acclaim for its innovative design, user friendly layout and useful consumer-led information.