Eurostar has achieved record traveller numbers and ticket sales in 2008 thanks to improved journey times and a more accessible London terminus. Much of the growth was attributed to the opening in November 2007 of the second section of High Speed 1, the UK’s first dedicated high-speed rail line.The collapse of sterling also gave the high-speed train operator an extra boost, as shoppers from Paris and Brussels flocked to London last month in search of bargains.
Breaking Travel News interviews Stephane Durand, Managing Director for UK & Ireland at travel technology firm Amadeus. Amadeus is rolling out new business travel booking tools. Easyjet, Flybe and Eurostar content is also now on the Amadeus platform. The interview was conducted at the Business Travel Show, Earls Court, London.
Breaking Travel News interviews Michael Davies, Head of International Sales, Eurostar at World Travel Market 2007 on moving to St Pancras International and the new fast service.
Expedia.co.uk and Eurostar have signed a new deal to offer customers travel and accommodation packages to France and Belgium by train.
Eurostar has launched Wi-Fi internet access in its Waterloo International terminal and at Ashford International station.
lastminute.com has teamed up with Eurostar to launch a three month campaign entitled å“Le Weekendå” which brings together the best of both brands - the latest hot tickets to the coolest destinations.