Expedia, Eurostar strengthen ties

Expedia.co.uk and Eurostar have signed a new deal to offer customers travel and accommodation packages to France and Belgium by train.

The addition of Eurostar to Expedia’s innovative packaging portfolio now makes it even easier for travellers to enjoy long weekends on the continent with minimum fuss and maximum ease.  Simply choose the right Eurostar train for you and package it together with one of thousands of Expedia special rate hotels in France and Belgium, saving time and money.

Whether you’re planning a day trip to Paris, a long weekend in Brussels or a few nights skiing in the French Alps, the entire trip can be planned through Expedia.co.uk and you can be at your destination within three hours travelling at speeds of over 180 mph on the comfort of a Eurostar train.

Benefits of the partnership for travellers include:

* Large portfolio of tailored deals to Eurostar destinations through Expedia co.uk

* Short check-in times - 30 minutes for core services, 1 hour for Avignon and ski

Fast journey times - just 2h35 minutes from London to the centre of Paris
* Regular daily services - 17 trains to Paris, 10 trains to Brussels, 11 trains to Lille
* Direct to tourist hotspots - Daily to Disneyland Paris and twice weekly to French Alps

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Elyas Chowdhury, Marketing Director of Expedia.co.uk said, “The partnership with Eurostar sees us strengthening our relationship with the high-speed passenger service and providing customers with more choice for travel to the continent.

Travellers can now take advantage of the ease of booking through Expedia.co.uk, its established hotel inventory and inspiring travel advice combined with the speed and flexibility of the Eurostar service.  The complete experience will be easy, comfortable and hassle-free, providing travellers with more time to explore their destination.”
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