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‘Luxury’ Airport Lounges More Popular Than Ever Despite Woeful Economic Times

Press Release | September 15th 2010

More holidaymakers are booking the ‘luxury’ of a VIP airport lounge despite the woeful economic times hitting the travel industry says TripExtras.

TripExtras, a leading holiday add on’s website, has seen record bookings of their airport lounges with bookings in August 2010 up by over 100% compared to August 2009.

“Even though it may be thought of as a luxury travel service, our lounge bookings are stronger than ever” says James Berry, Director of TripExtras. “The fact that bookers typically get free alcoholic drinks and food when in the lounges means that we’re attracting very savvy travellers. They are finding that it actually represents value for money – a few hours in an airport lounge can work out cheaper than a few hours wasting money at the over priced airport bars and cafes.”

“We are seeing that holidaymakers, in particularly couples, are discovering airport lounges for the first time and then coming back to book repeatedly. We have also seen a rise in non-UK lounge bookings, so travellers are clearly using lounges at both ends of their trip to maximise the value and experience.”

TripExtra’s airport lounges are available to economy travellers using any airline in over 100 airports worldwide, and are a great way to get some VIP treatment without having to travel first or business class – it’s one of the biggest secrets in travel. To find out more visit

About TripExtras

TripExtras is a travel add on’s website with a difference. We like to keep it simple and deliver reliable services at a competitive price. Our services include airport lounges, airport parking, airport transfers, airport hotels and travel insurance. But we don’t stop there. We also thank our visitors by giving them a stable of free tools they can use even if they don’t buy anything from us.

TripExtras is owned and operated by Core8 Ltd, part of The Collinson Group.

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