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IAPA brings peace of mind tips to BBC Radio Wiltshire

IAPA spokesman Daniel Johnson was interviewed on BBC Radio Wiltshire's Drivetime show on Monday, following the news that holidaymakers at Bristol Airport had returned home to find their cars had not been returned by a valet parking firm.

Many air travellers arrived back in Bristol to learn their cars were missing. Pic from AMANDA LEWINGTON.

Around 30 travellers raised the alarm after waiting hours for their cars to be delivered by Absolutely Secure Airport Parking Bristol. On investigation, their cars were found in local lay-bys and on rural land.

One of the aims of the Independent Airport Parking Association is to give people a few simple tips they can follow to get peace of mind airport parking.

We encourage people to be wary of prices that seem too cheap, and looks for signs of a professional company, such as a good website, a clearly displayed trading address, landline contact number and independent customer reviews.

Always look for the Park Mark when making your booking, which shows that you car will be stored in a parking facility that has been police checked and is secure.

And when you are booking valet or meet-and-greet parking, always ask where your car will be stored. Ask for the postal address and check the details on Google Maps.

For complete peace of mind, book with a member of the Independent Airport Parking Association, as all our companies are checked to meet the criteria listed above.

For a list of IAPA members, visit

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