Press releases from 2006

  • Olivier Klein wins the ultimate prize which includes €200,000 and Eurostar travel for life

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service and Global Partner of The Da Vinci Code movie, today (15 June) at the Ritz, Paris, announced the winner of the "Join the Quest" the biggest ever online competition which launched on 3 May 2006.

    Olivier Klein wins the ultimate prize of €200,000, free travel on Eurostar for live plus deluxe accommodation at The Ritz, Paris and Claridge's, London plus a range of luxury events based in each of the cities.

    The other four finalists...

  • The UK finalist is youngest of the five hoping to win a prize worth over €200,000 plus Eurostar travel for life

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service and Global Partner of The Da Vinci Code movie, today (7 June) revealed the names of the five finalists for the biggest ever online promotional competition. Over 1.2 million unique visitors went online to "Join the Eurostar Quest" and over 20,000 people from around the world completed the Grand Prize Puzzle from which the five sharpest code-cracker finalists have won through to the historic Grand Final.

    The five...

  • Eurostar welcomes development of landmark hotel at St Pancras International station

    --Famous Grade 1 Gothic-style building will front high speed rail gateway to continental Europe--Renaissance St Pancras Hotel will help put Eurostar's future international station on the map--Eurostar will work alongside St Pancras Renaissance Hotel to offer travellers world-class service

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, has welcomed the announcement of plans to restore one of London's most famous and much loved landmarks...

  • --Eurostar train arrives in Cannes after longest non-stop international train journey--Guinness World Records verify the achievement

    The cast and filmmakers of Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code today helped Eurostar set a Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop international train journey. The record was set as the Eurostar train arrived in Cannes, with the cast and filmmakers onboard, for the start of the Cannes Film Festival.

    The Eurostar journey, which took 7 hours 25 minutes, started in London at 09.40 London time this morning, after stars Tom Hanks,...

  • Cast will travel on unique Eurostar service to Cannes film festival· Eurostar train will be named "The Da Vinci Code"· First time cast and filmmakers have been re-united· New Guinness World Record will be attempted today

    The cast and filmmakers of Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code will travel today by Eurostar train to the Cannes Film Festival as they re-unite for the first time since making the movie.

    Before setting off for Cannes, from London's Waterloo International station, leading cast members will name a Eurostar train "The Da Vinci Code". It will be the first...

  • FRENCH ARE TROUNCING BRITS IN RACE TO FIND WORLD'S GREATEST CODECRACKER

    · Countries compete in global online competition· Over 250,000 people visit www.jointhequest.com in search of prizes worth over €200,000

    The French are emerging as the world's best codecrackers in the Eurostar Quest which is spreading across the world, ahead of the global release of The Da Vinci Code movie on May 19th.

    More than half of all French players have cracked the first level of the competition at ...

  • --lastminute.com, Leisure Direction and Thomson Cities and Short Breaks are offering a range of unique Da Vinci Code packages

    --Eurostar is Global Partner for Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code which releases globally on 19 May 2006

    Eurostar the high-speed train service which links the UK with France and Belgium, today announced its major trade partners - lastminute.com, Leisure Direction and Thomson Cities and Short Breaks - who are providing a unique range of Da Vinci Code packages for people who want to have their own experience of visiting some of the locations of one of...

  • *Eurostar launches global puzzle competition
    *Winner collects €200,000 + free travel on Eurostar for life + deluxe accommodation at The Ritz, Paris and Claridge's, London


    Eurostar, the high-speed train service and global partner of The Da Vinci Code movie, today begins the search for the world's best codecracker.


    In one of the biggest ever online competitions, anyone over the age of 18 living in the US, Great Britain, France, Belgium and Australia/New Zealand can register to join the Eurostar Quest at www.jointhequest.com and pit...

  • Eurostar faces heavy demand from thousands of Arsenal fans...and the non-flying Dutchman

    Eurostar, the high-speed train operator linking the UK and the Continent, was today preparing to carry thousands of Arsenal fans and Dennis Bergkamp, the legendary Dutch striker, to Paris for the Champions League final on 17 May 2006.

    The Arsenal striker was so confident of victory against Villarreal that he told an interviewer he had already booked his Eurostar ticket - long before Arsenal had played last night's semi-final! The Dutchman's dislike of flying is well known...

  • - Expected sales in first quarter of 2006 of £125m- Punctuality of 92%- 1.7 million travellers carried in first quarter of 2006

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with France and Belgium, saw record revenues in the first three months of the year, as business travellers swelled passenger numbers. Eurostar also recorded one of its best ever periods of punctuality.

    Expected sales were up 7% on the same period last year, reaching £125 million. A total of 1.7 million travellers used Eurostar during...

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