Most Extreme Airports

Here at I Love meet and greet, we love to listen to our customers’ stories of places they are flying off to or where they have been on holiday, when they drop off or collect their cars from us outside the airport. Their stories about the busiest airports, small airports and, in particular, the scariest runways are hugely fascinating.

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Best Holidays For Couples

i-love-meet-and-greet-best-couples-holidaysAre you looking for the ideal couples’ holiday? In need of a relaxing stylish city break to spend some time together or a romantic couples-only break to kick off the New Year? Listening to our customers, we have compiled our top destinations for any lovers wishing to fly off into the sunset looking for a romantic break. Get your holiday off to a relaxing start with our easy airport parking options.

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Airport travel with ILMGIf you are one of the lucky four million Britons who will be heading overseas this Christmas make sure your journey to the airport gets off to a smooth start as millions will be taking to the roads and public transport over the festive period.

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Europe’s Christmas Markets

Europe's Christmas marketsChristmas is fast approaching and what better way to get into the festive spirit than a short break to one of the many beautiful Christmas Markets, Europe has to offer. Originating around the time of the Middles Ages, Christmas markets give you the chance not only to experience the history of the city but to take in some of the magic of Christmas.

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Halloween Traditions around the World

I Love meet and greet halloweenIf you are thinking about travelling abroad this Halloween, you might be surprised to find that for other countries the end of October isn’t all about trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. For many countries Halloween, in its varied forms, is a day where the spirits of the dead can connect with the living.

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October Half Term Holidays

sunsetWith the countdown to Halloween and Christmas here already some of us are searching for some extra sun. The October half term school holiday provides the perfect opportunity for that quick family break in a warm climate before the British winter gets underway.

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The Development of Airport Culture

Gatwick Airport I Love meet and greetOver the years airports around the world have developed into centres of culture, recreation and business. ..it is hard to believe that airports were initially small functional buildings and now they are multi-purpose hubs with retail outlets, dining facilities, hotels and much more to match the customers’ ever-changing demands.

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ILMG family travelWith the school holidays upon us, the question of keeping the children happy during the journey is on every parent’s mind.  There is the possibility that they will disturb other passengers or become bored, especially during a long flight. However, we at I Love meet and greet have found some quick and easy solutions to travelling with children…

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Expansion at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick ExpansionWith so much publicity and debate regarding the expansion of Gatwick Airport and with the Government’s decision imminent, we wanted to reconfirm why I Love meet and greet support the decision to build a second runway at Gatwick.

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Great British Bee CountAccording to Friends of the Earth our bees are in crisis as they have lost much of their natural habitat in the past 60 years and are under assault from pesticides and intensive farming. The UK has lost a shocking 20 species of bee and a further quarter, are on the red list of threatened species as 97% of our wild flower meadows have disappeared.

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Beehive building Gatwick AirportGatwick Airport is the second largest airport in the UK flying to 200 destinations and can handle more than 40 million passengers a year. The airport has changed significantly over the last few years and we thought we would take a quick look back at how it all began and some of the history of the airport…

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Bank holidays

Bank holidays with I Love meet and greet parkingAccording to the Telegraph short breaks make people happier than one long holiday, and with two bank holidays in the month of May, it is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of the longer weekends and plan a quick trip abroad. We thought we would take a look at a selection of European city breaks ideal for the forthcoming bank holidays.

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Holidaying on your own

Holidaying on your own with I Love meet and greetTravelling on your own can be both daunting and scary but going on holiday alone can be rewarding and exciting; an opportunity to make new friends and have an amazing adventure.

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Apps for people on the go

Travel apps with I Love meet and greetIt is hard to believe that the smartphone ‘app’ has only been around since 2008 and with the popularity of mobile apps continuing to rise and the dizzy array of apps available we, at I Love meet and greet thought we would take a look at a selection of travel apps.

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Park Mark I Love meet and greetMike Bibby, Area Manager – Essex, Kent & Sussex of the British Parking Association explains just why the Safer Parking Scheme Park Mark® Award is so important to anyone booking and leaving their car with an airport meet and greet parking company.

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Getting in shape for your ski holiday

Les get with I Love meet andAre you heading off to the slopes soon? A skiing holiday is such a pleasurable experience but the fact that skiing is something many of us do only a few times a year can be tough on our bodies. To make your skiing holiday more enjoyable and injury free, we at I Love meet and greet, have put together some very simple tips that will help you prepare your bodies for that skiing holiday.

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I Love meet and greet travelling with children

Although Gatwick Airport may not have a 4 storey tall fun slide between floors like Singapore Changi airport, it is however still great for families. From special baby care rooms to designated kid zones, Gatwick Airport has a range of facilities geared towards easing the journey for parents travelling with babies and children.

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I Love meet and greet parking

At I Love Meet and Greet, our valet parking service allows our customers to leave their cars right outside of the terminal, which not only leaves them with a hassle-free start to their holiday, but also gives them more time to explore the airport. For some, we understand that waiting for a flight can seem boring when all you want to do is get away, but it really doesn’t need to be.

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low cost airlines

There’s definitely no denying that low-cost airlines have made travel more accessible worldwide and have certainly a huge impact on tourism, but at I Love Meet and Greet we want to know just how cheap these low-cost carriers still are…

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I love meet and greet Heathrow

In December 2013, new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick were among the options that were short-listed by the Airports Commission for expanding UK airport capacity. The three short-listed options included building a third runway at Heathrow, lengthening an existing runway at Heathrow and creating a new runway at Gatwick. There were also suggestions of building a new airport in the Isle of Grain in north Kent.  So far, The Airport Commission has splashed more than £2.1 million in the two years it has spent considering airport expansion in the South East, according to The Independent. So what can we expect from the final report which is due next summer?

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Why do people travel?

Why do people travel - I love meet and greet

St Augustine once said: “The world is a book. Those who do not travel read only one page.” Whether you agree with that statement or not, the fact is that people are beginning to travel more and more and at I Love Meet and Greet we want to know why…

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Airport lost property

At Gatwick Airport alone, between 1,000 and 1,800 bins are filled each month with items that have been confiscated, or left behind by rushed, panicked passengers. So where exactly do all the mobile phones, perfume bottles and sun creams go?

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The importance of uniforms

I love meet and greet uniforms

In modern day society uniforms define so many things, from a businesses’ reputation, to a person’s religious beliefs. At I Love Meet and Greet we know uniform plays a vital role in building trust with customers and identifying workers as individuals who are associated with a company and its services.

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Gatwick Airport

The word airport conjures up many different connotations depending on the person. Some people will categorically not let themselves start enjoying their holiday until the dreaded ‘airport bit is out of the way’ while others love the whole experience.

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Three decades of baggage

Suitcase

Whether we’re catching a flight to visit a location for just a night, week or even a year, we all take a bag. Over the years and since we have been providing meet and greet parking at Gatwick Airport, we have observantly watched luggage styles develop, including seeing the Louis Vuitton holdall be outrivaled by the Michael Kors travel tote and the classic leather travel bag be upstaged by the wheeled suitcase.   You can see some examples of our customers’ luggage on our Pinterest board here .

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The Ski Season so far

Les Gets ski season

Peter Hardy, one of the three editors of the ski information website Welove2ski and Ski Correspondent of Telegraph Travel, tells us about the season so far and how he gets to the airport on time.

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A guide to the top ski resorts when you fly from Gatwick

With a wet and windy British winter beginning to bite, but still no sign of the white stuff, many of us will dust off our ski equipment and pack up the family for a fun-filled adventure at one of Europe’s finest alpine resorts.

Whether you’re an off-piste specialist, a beginner dipping your toe in the powder, or a family-oriented skier, our guide is here to help you find the most suitable destination when flying from Gatwick Airport …

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Airport parkingUnless you’re jetting off somewhere over the Christmas period, it’s unlikely you’ve made plans to hang around Gatwick for your annual dose of festive cheer. As you pass through the airport on the way to your destination, however, you’ll still find plenty of glittering eating, drinking and shopping opportunities designed to put you in the yuletide spirit …

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rail tracks - blog sizedHolidaymakers heading to Gatwick by rail this festive season should be prepared for disruptions caused by infrastructure upgrades on the Brighton main line.   All passengers travelling between London Victoria, Gatwick Airport and the south coast will be affected by the improvements, with a new platform, track and signalling work at Gatwick a major part of the plans.

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A guide to Gatwick airport

A guide to Gatwick airport from I Love Meet and Greet

Gatwick might only be the second biggest airport in London, but that means it’s also the second busiest in the whole of the UK.

In fact, it’s home to the world’s busiest single-use runway, with last year seeing up to 53 take-offs and landings per hour to and from the likes of America, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and all the major European destinations.

While that might make flying from Gatwick seem like a daunting prospect, the truth is that it’s pretty easy to navigate, and there’s a lot to keep visitors entertained thanks to a recent multi-million pound overhaul.

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Meet and greet then après ski

Use meet and greet parking if you're heading for the slopes this half term

Almost £1.7bn will be spent nationwide entertaining our children this half term.

On average, parents will shell out £230 over the holidays in an effort to prevent their kids climbing the walls with boredom – and Londoners are hit hardest, racking up a total half term spend of £469.

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Snowed under? Get away from it all!

Use I Love Meet and Greet for parking at the airport before your ski holiday

Heading for the slopes at half term is becoming increasingly popular – and it’s well worth planning ahead to make sure you get the best deal.

Of course, organising your winter skiing holiday at the height of the summer might seem too organised, but it’s actually the ideal time to be thinking about snow.

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