Eurostar to Paris in 2hours

7th May 2009

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service that links the UK with the continent, today unveiled a new look and feel for the onboard branding of “Leisure Select” - its first class accommodation for leisure travellers.  The rich and colourful imagery of the new branding re-defines the Leisure Select experience by using pictures of cultural hotspots - particularly cafes, bars and restaurants - in London, Paris and Brussels that have been selected as offering great value for money.

The revamp of Leisure Select branding is expected to further increase the number of travellers who choose this popular, first class ‘treat’ between London, Paris and Brussels, as well as on the daily services to Disneyland Resort Paris and the weekly direct services from London to Avignon in Provence during the summer.

Eurostar and third party travel agents and tour operators who sell Eurostar tickets will also use the new Leisure Select identity to enhance their marketing of the product.

Leisure Select offers style, quality and value, and includes a choice of meals and drinks served at seat.  All-inclusive fares start from just £119 return for a weekend day return, or from £149 return for a Saturday night away, with no airline-style extra charges.

Eurostar’s Director of Communications, Simon Montague, said: “Our research shows that travellers love Leisure Select.  The new branding will help them discover more about their destinations, as well better defining this ultimate leisure product that means a holiday begins as soon as you get on board.”


Uniquely, Eurostar offers three classes of services on its trains, including two first class products, all three classes offer the reassurance that a journey by high-speed rail is far less environmentally damaging than the alternative of flying.


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