March 17, 2008 13:09 ET

Bookings for Airport Hotels at Up 60 Percent

SUFFIELD, CT--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - The strength of the Canadian dollar, an increase in air travel, and severely limited parking facilities at US airports have combined to increase bookings at ( by 60 percent in January and February compared with the same period last year. Managing Partner Jack Lambert said the increase has come mainly in US/Canadian border cities like Buffalo, Detroit and Seattle, with Canadian travelers taking advantage of favorable exchange rates and more extensive US flight schedules. He said 20 percent of online searches were from Canadian cities., based in Suffield, Connecticut, is a website that offers travelers the opportunity to park at a hotel near the airport, spend the night, and take a shuttle to the airport, with the price of parking included, a price which is often less than the cost of airport parking alone.

Since is often used by travelers who have to drive some distance to the airport, the increase in cross-border traffic has meant a dramatic increase in bookings at listed hotels.

"Airport hotel Park and Fly bookings have seen a steady increase over the years due to stepped-up security measures, delays and cancellations, and a higher overall volume of passengers," Lambert said. "All these factors make it more important to get to the airport well ahead of your flight."

"Since morning flights are less likely to be late or cancelled, more and more people, especially families and business travelers, are making the decision to get there the night before. They can get a good night's sleep and take a free shuttle in the morning."

"Since our Canadian customers usually have a pretty long drive, it makes sense that many of them are booking overnight rooms through ParkSleepFly. We expect very high demand for these hotel Park and Fly Packages, as we get closer to the upcoming holiday weekend and Spring break travel.

The website offers reservations at hundreds of properties and many different hotel brands, so travelers can choose the most convenient and preferred brand departure city hotel.

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