Eurostar Launches Online Destination Guides

15 Jun 2005

Eurostar, the high-speed train operator that links the UK, France and Belgium, has launched a new series of online destination guides – covering Paris, Brussels, Lille and Disneyland® Resort Paris.
The guides can be found on eurostar.com and offer the pick of the best events, bars, restaurants, shops, museums and exhibitions in Eurostar's destinations.
The online guide content has been developed in partnership with Whatsonwhen - the online provider of travel and entertainment information.
The guides will help you to live like a local by discovering 'Hidden Gems', such as the Palais de Tokyo - one of Paris' hippest art venues; Brussels' Musée Magritte - a tribute to Magritte and the leaders of the Surrealist movement; and Lille's La Piscine - an art deco swimming pool turned art gallery.
The Disneyland® Resort Paris destination guide enables those planning a trip to the resort to meet the Disney® characters, get the low-down on the best white-knuckle rides and plan where and when to see the shows and parades.
Jonathan Davies, Head of E-Commerce, Eurostar, said: "Eurostar's aim is to make eurostar.com a one-stop-shop - where travellers can plan all aspects of their trip and book their travel at the same time.
These fantastic new destination guides will ensure that our passengers make the most of their visit to a Eurostar destination."
Anna Goldrein, Eurostar Editor at Whatsonwhen, says: "There's always something new to discover in Eurostar's destinations, from the 'it' bar to the tucked-away bistro, quirky exhibition or just-opened museum. These guides bring Eurostar customers bang up-to-date. Now you can plan your trip and book, all on eurostar.com".
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Editor's Notes:
About Eurostar
1. Eurostar is the fast train service linking London, Ashford, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Avignon, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris and the French Alps.
2. From 1 September 2005, Eurostar will divide its first-class into separate business and leisure carriages: Business Premier and Leisure Select.
3. Eurostar was named "Train Operator of the Year" at the National Rail Awards 2004; "World's Leading Rail Service" in the 2003 and 2004 World Travel Awards; "Best Rail Network" at the Business Travel World Awards 2004 and "Best Rail Operator" at the Travel Weekly Globe Awards 2004.
4. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are two entirely different companies with two different management teams. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's largest customer.
5. To book tickets for Eurostar, or to find out more information, go to www.eurostar.com , call 08705 186186 or contact your travel agent.
About Whatsonwhen - www.whatsonwhen.com
Whatsonwhen is the Web's premier provider of travel and entertainment information. Its team of travel writers are passionate about their destinations and subjects, be it music, food and drink, sport, Paris or Prague. This gives Whatsonwhen unmatched authority and unique attitude, acknowledged by both international and national press.
Whatsonwhen's bespoke content publishing platform manages the complexities of destination guides and dynamic events information including interest categories, rankings, date rules and comprehensive venue & location information. This advanced technology allows Whatsonwhen to build high-performance multimedia entertainment and travel sites, both off-the-shelf and bespoke.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office, Tel. +44 (0)20 7922 4494, press.office@eurostar.co.uk
Whatsonwhen Press Information, Tel. +44 (0) 20 7770 6050, press@whatsonwhen.com