Have you ever heard of the Park Mark symbol? If you have ever parked your car at an airport car park, whether it is at Birmingham Airport or anywhere else, you may have seen it at some point.
The symbol itself is very easy and distinctive to see. It has a blue background and the Park Mark lettering is in white. There is also a big white tick next to it on the left hand side. The light colouring makes it stand out and you will probably realise you have seen it before even if you cannot picture it immediately.
But what value does this mark have? Are you always better off parking in car parks at Birmingham Airport when they have this Park Mark award, or are other car parks also worth looking at?
The idea of the Park Mark scheme is to give you greater confidence when choosing where to park at Birmingham Airport and elsewhere. The mark is not restricted to airports either; it runs across the entire country and gives you the opportunity to see where the best parking options are.
Every car park has the chance to be given this award. But in order to do so, it must demonstrate that it is worthy of receiving it. For instance it will need to be safe and provide a good level of security.
This is one of the main reasons why finding parking at Birmingham Airport which has the Park Mark award will give you peace of mind when you go abroad. Let’s say you are going on your summer holiday for example. If you are away for two weeks your car will be parked up in a car park at or near to Birmingham Airport for the whole time. Which car park would you rather choose – one that has the Park Mark award or one that doesn’t?
As you can see it is worth thinking carefully about the parking location you choose at Birmingham Airport before you make your booking. Most car parks are eager to display their Park Mark status and make it known to the public as it can get them more bookings. So you shouldn’t have much trouble finding out whether they are part of the scheme or not.
So the next time you travel from Birmingham Airport, look for the Park Mark before you book.