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Whether it’s taxi transfers or luxurious lounges, business travel costs can rack up fast. Book your taxi from Edinburgh Airport now on 0800-6190575 .

FairFX has released a study ranking the airports likely to produce the biggest and smallest expense forms, from Dubai with the priciest executive lounge to Amsterdam with the costliest premium parking. Edinburgh Airport was 9th  cheapest airport executive lounge 

The study compared the price of various common expenses at 25 airports in the UK and overseas. Edinburgh Airport was 22nd in the table for the cost of one week of premium parking (defined as the best/most convenient on offer).

The cheapest lounge was in Tokyo, where access to the Narita Travel lounge is £8.74.

Beijing was the best value overall, based on a basic lunch for one, mid-range dinner for two, taxis to and from the airport and a mid-range hotel for under £200, while London’s Stansted was three times as much – the most expensive in the ranking.

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See the full list here:

Top 10 most expensive airport executive lounges

Rank Airport Name of lounge Cost for 1 adult
1 Dubai Emirates lounge (non member access)  £199.60
2 London City First Class Club  £95.00
3 London Heathrow T2 Plaza premium  £40.00
4 London Heathrow T5 Club Aspire  £34.99
5 Frankfurt Sky Lounge  £34.07
6 London Gatwick – South No 1 Lounge  £32.00
7 Paris AirFrance lounge (non member access)  £30.57
8 Toronto Plaza Premium  £30.42
9 Atlanta The Club at ATL  £30.42
10 London Heathrow T4 Plaza Premium  £30.00

 

Top 10 cheapest airport executive lounges

Rank Airport Name of lounge Cost for 1 adult
1 Tokyo Narita Travel lounge  £8.74
2 London Gatwick – North My lounge North  £20.00
3 Glasgow Upper deck  £22.00
4 Amsterdam Aspire lounge  £23.58
5 London Heathrow T3 Club Aspire  £24.99
6 Birmingham Aspire lounge  £24.99
7 London Stansted Escape lounge  £25.00
8 Bristol Aspire lounge  £25.99
9 Edinburgh No 1 lounge  £26.00
10 Barcelona Sala VIP Canudas  £26.21

 

Cost of one week of premium parking (defined as the best/most convenient on offer)

Rank Airport Cost of executive/premium parking for one week
1 Amsterdam  £290.44
2 Singapore  £223.90
3 Paris  £166.84
4 Dubai  £150.11
5 Toronto  £145.36
6 Frankfurt  £139.76
7 Bristol  £126.99
8 Atlanta  £108.73
9 London Luton  £104.99
10 London City  £95.00
11 London Heathrow T4  £94.60
12 London Heathrow T5  £92.80
13 London Heathrow T2  £87.60
14 London Heathrow T3  £87.60
15 Manchester  £80.99
16 Birmingham  £79.99
17 London Stansted  £79.00
18 Glasgow  £75.64
19 London Gatwick – North  £73.00
20 Tokyo  £72.71
21 London Gatwick – South  £67.00
22 Edinburgh  £61.99
23 Beijing  £61.56
24 Belfast International  £53.99
25 Barcelona  £51.54

 

Expenses: lunch, taxi, dinner and hotel costs

Rank Airport/ Destination Basic lunch for one in the business district Taxi costs – airport to city (one way) 3 course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant One night in a double room, mid-range hotel Total (including exec lounge and parking)
1 London Stansted – London  £11.00  £293.29  £50.00  £150.00  £608.29
2 Amsterdam  £12.23  £53.28  £56.78  £131.03  £567.35
3 London Gatwick – South – London  £11.00  £210.53  £50.00  £150.00  £520.53
4 London Gatwick – North – London  £11.00  £210.53  £50.00  £150.00  £514.53
5 Dubai  £11.39  £6.98  £24.85  £113.88  £506.80
6 London Heathrow T5 – London  £11.00  £138.21  £50.00  £150.00  £477.00
7 London Heathrow T2 – London  £11.00  £138.21  £50.00  £150.00  £476.81
8 London Heathrow T4 – London  £11.00  £138.21  £50.00  £150.00  £473.81
9 London City – London  £11.00  £67.38  £50.00  £150.00  £468.38
10 Paris  £13.10  £41.84  £48.92  £165.97  £467.24
11 London Luton – London  £11.00  £120.42  £50.00  £150.00  £462.90
12 London Heathrow T3 – London  £11.00  £138.21  £50.00  £150.00  £461.80
13 Singapore  £6.66  £8.66  £27.76  £124.94  £420.93
14 Toronto  £9.88  £35.99  £46.52  £98.85  £367.01
15 Bristol  £9.00  £29.87  £50.00  £100.00  £341.85
16 Frankfurt  £10.48  £26.66  £43.68  £78.62  £333.26
17 Atlanta  £10.65  £24.72  £38.02  £95.05  £307.58
18 Birmingham  £11.00  £36.62  £50.00  £97.00  £299.60
19 Manchester  £9.00  £24.76  £55.00  £97.00  £294.75
20 Tokyo  £7.73  £61.15  £33.60  £94.08  £278.01
21 Glasgow  £10.00  £36.60  £45.00  £85.00  £274.24
22 Edinburgh Airport  £11.00  £21.72  £50.00  £90.00  £260.71
23 Barcelona  £9.61  £17.98  £34.94  £96.09  £236.36
24 Belfast International  £7.86  £21.44  £37.12  £80.36  £228.28
25 Beijing  £6.05  £9.01  £21.99  £41.77  £170.03

Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO at FairFX, said: “Employee expenses can be a costly business for any size company, but for small and medium sized businesses in particular, it can be an even more hard-hitting impact on your bottom line.

“It’s scary to see just how easily expenses can pile up depending on which destination you’re in, and how wildly they vary from place to place. While you might not have much choice over the destinations where you do business, it’s worth considering your departure airport if you want more control over what’s being spent.

“Paying to access an executive lounge so employees can access a calmer working environment before their flight could be a good investment if it means they can squeeze in some extra work, but some of the premium no-hassle airport parking prices might make travellers think twice about the need for priority or premium services.”

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Edinburgh Christmas festivals expexted to generate record visitors

THE economic impact of major festivals to Edinburgh has been underlined by a new report that has found the capital’s Christmas events generated £113m last year. Book your Edinburgh Airport taxis on 0800-6190575 .

Underbelly, the major Fringe producers who also manage the Christmas festival and Hogmanay, said last year’s events – which include an ice rink, a market, a city centre fair and other attractions – drew 919,344 visitors.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “More than 1.8 million people passed through Edinburgh Airport last November and December and we expect to see that rise this year.”

Over the six week run, the Christmas festival grew its audience by 3.7%, which was up from 886,651 visitors the previous year, a report by BOP Consulting has found.

Underbelly recently released an impact assessment, by the same company, for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay which showed an economic impact for Edinburgh from the festival in 2017/18 of £39m.

Footfall to Edinburgh’s Christmas three main sites was counted at 4.653m.

The centre of the city is transformed during the festival, with attractions, rides, food markets and a big wheel taking up Princes Street Gardens and St Andrew Square.

More than 771,000 tickets were bought for Edinburgh’s Christmas rides, attractions and shows last year.

The majority of the attendees were from outside Edinburgh and the Lothian area.

Of the 65% who came from outside the capital, around seven per cent came from 47 different countries including Australia, Ireland, USA, Holland, Spain, Canada, France, Germany and New Zealand.

Last year was the fifth year of Underbelly produced Edinburgh’s Christmas for the City of Edinburgh Council.

Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Underbelly, said: “It’s fantastic to get this independent research and to read its finding of the vast economic impact that Edinburgh’s Christmas brings to the city and to Scotland.

“We’re very proud that Edinburgh’s Christmas is now firmly on the map as a global winter destination with sky high levels of customer satisfaction and return visits, and visitors who consistently rate the event as their major reason for coming to Edinburgh.

“The research shows that the event supports thousands of jobs in the city but it’s great to see how many residents also come and enjoy its attractions.”

The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Frank Ross, said: “Over 142,333 tickets were snapped up last year by Edinburgh residents with their 20% discount, and 69% of citizens said Edinburgh’s Christmas was the main or only reason they came into the city centre that day.”

Roddy Smith, the chief executive of Essential Edinburgh, said: “Edinburgh’s Christmas delivers huge footfall gains and economic impact for the city centre every year and we expect this year, especially with Silent Light – with its combination of spectacle and fun – to be no different.

“We are delighted to be a partner in the creation of what promises to be the most fun and exciting attraction yet for George Street this Christmas.

“2017 was fantastic for the city centre and we are looking forward the attractions this year.”