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Dozens injured in French rail crash

Dozens injured in French rail crash

18th Aug 2016 Rail News

Dozens of rail passengers have been injured in France following a collision between a tree and a regional train in the south of the country. The tree fell onto the tracks at Saint-Aunes in the Herault region, leaving the line between Montpellier and Nimes blocked.

French strikes likely to hit Euro 2016 flights

French strikes likely to hit Euro 2016 flights

Ryanair has called again on the European Commission to take action to prevent the skies over Europe being closed once more by French air traffic controllers’ union strikes, targeting the European Championships. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 44 flights on Tuesday, to/from and over France, in what will be the 50th French strike since 2009, and tenth in the past 12 weeks.

Breaking Travel News investigates: France welcomes Euro 2016 kick-off

Breaking Travel News investigates: France welcomes Euro 2016 kick-off

10th Jun 2016 Focus

A record 24 sides will contest the 15th UEFA European Championship in France over the next four weeks, with kick-off later today. A much fancied France side will take on Romania in Paris, with hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to visit the destination before the final on July 10th.

French swimming tragedy parents arrive in France

French swimming tragedy parents arrive in France

23rd Jul 2015 Tourism News

The parents and sisters of 12-year-old Jessica Lawson have arrived in France to begin the repatriation of her body. The schoolgirl died earlier this week during a swimming accident after she fell into a lake near Meymac in the Massif Central region of the country.

Strikes continue at French ports for third day

Strikes continue at French ports for third day

1st Jul 2015 Cruise News

Passenger at the Port of Calais continued to be hit by disruption this morning as a strike by ferry workers entered a third day. MyFerryLink workers walked out on Monday over the sale of the company’s ferries to the rival firm DFDS Seaways. The sale is expected to be completed tomorrow, when MyFerryLink will also cease operations.

France closes in on Olympic Games host bid

France closes in on Olympic Games host bid

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and French president François Hollande met again earlier at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne. On the agenda is a possible French Olympic bid from Paris for the Olympic Games 2024. Paris moved a step closer to bidding for the 2024 Olympic Games earlier this month after the city council adopted a resolution in favour of hosting the Games.

Samoëns signs with McCluskey to boost UK profile

Samoëns signs with McCluskey to boost UK profile

The bustling French Alps village, Samoëns, has appointed travel PR specialists McCluskey International as its UK PR agency, with a brief to raise the destination’s profile in the UK. McCluskey International has been briefed to start work on the account with immediate effect, implementing a strategic consumer press office and press trip calendar in the UK for the winter 2014/2015 ski season and summer 2015 season.

Kuoni begins UEFA Euro 2016 preparations

Kuoni begins UEFA Euro 2016 preparations

As the first qualifying matches for the UEFA Euro 2016 final tournament kicked off at the weekend, a new website is helping successful teams find the best training grounds and nearby accommodation. Launched by UEFA and Kuoni, the official UEFA Euro 2016 accommodation agency, the new website, capitalises on France’s position as the world’s number one tourist destination and its network of hotels catering for all budgets and tastes.

Dozens injured in French rail collision

Dozens injured in French rail collision

18th Jul 2014 Rail News

Nine people have been seriously injured in a rail crash in southern France. Dozens more passengers were affected when a high-speed TGV train collided with a regional TER train on the Pau-Bayonne line.

Atout France launches UK advertising campaign

Atout France launches UK advertising campaign

Atout France, the French tourism development agency, is launching its biggest ever UK advertising campaign in March under the creative banner ‘What’s your tour de France?’ The campaign is focused on re-establishing France as the UK’s favourite holiday destination and regaining visitors from to other European destinations including Spain, Greece and Italy.