More great summer offers from eurostar!

MORE GREAT SUMMER OFFERS FROM EUROSTAR! Summer day trips from £45 return - short breaks from £49 return - First class £95/£99 Once again Eurostar is launching its extremely popular summer day trip fares from London Waterloo or Ashford (Kent) to Paris and Brussels at only £50 return and to Lille for £45 return, together with a short break fare of £59 return to Paris or Brussels and £49 to Lille. Now there is no excuse not to have a fabulous summer break in these perennially popular destinations! For those with a taste for a little extra luxury, upgrades to first class are available for an extra £50. Apart from more spacious reclining seats on board the train, first class travel offers free newspapers, aperitifs and a meal at your seat, making this unparalleled value. Details of the availability of these special offers are as follows- all dates are inclusive: Day trips · Book between 22 July and 25 August · For travel any day between 25 July and 7 September, except 23-26 August · Book a minimum three days in advance · Day trips (cont.) · Travel out on trains leaving Waterloo before 10.30 and travel back on trains leaving Paris/Brussels after 16.00 · Price £50 to Paris or Brussels, £45 to Lille · First class supplement £50 return Short Breaks · Book between 22 July and 25 August · For travel any day between 5 August and 30 September, except 23-26 August · Book a minimum fourteen days in advance · Must include a minimum of either one Saturday night or any two other nights away · Price £59 to Paris or Brussels, £49 to Lille · First class supplement £50 return In all cases, tickets are issued subject to availability and are non- exchangeable and non-refundable. Bookings can be made by telephone to the Eurostar call centre on 08705 186 186 or by internet on www.eurostar.co.uk. It is possible to travel one way in first class and one way in standard class, in which case the supplement is £25. This facility can be booked by telephone but not via the internet. For travellers taking advantage of the day trip fare, before 10.30 there are nine Eurostar departures from Waterloo to Paris, three to Brussels and four to Lille, so there is plenty of choice and, by catching one of the earlier Eurostar trains, it is possible to have around 10 hours at your chosen destination. For short break holidaymakers, there is a huge frequency of trains to choose from, with at least 15 trains to Paris and eight to Brussels on a normal weekday, and five extra Paris trains on Fridays throughout the summer. This summer fares bonanza will be supported by a fun advertising campaign that will be launched across London and the South East when the fares go on sale. Devised by Eurostar's advertising agency, TBWA, the campaign suggests ways in which you might give your friends and family nasty surprises, such as a "Dear John" letter or a naughty strippergram, contrasting these with the delightful surprise of a trip to the Continent on Eurostar. Some of the posters will be extremely innovative in that they will employ a "lenticular holographic effect". This means that they change appearance as the viewer gets close to them, adding to the "surprise" element. Commented Eurostar's Marketing Director, Bertrand Guillon: "There really is no excuse not to treat yourself to trip to our fabulous Eurostar destinations this summer. These fares offer superb value for money to explore these exciting cities. Do whatever you want to do - whether it be sightseeing, or shopping, eating and drinking or just chilling out - you'll be guaranteed to have a great time. Visit the www.eurostar.co.uk web site for lots of 'insider' information so while you are minimising on the cost of your travel, you are really maximising on your trip." Notes to Editors: Eurostar Group determines the commercial direction and service development of the overall Eurostar business. Eurostar services are jointly operated by Eurostar (UK), French Railways (SNCF) and Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS). For more information contact the Eurostar Press Office on 020 7922 4494 or e-mail press.office@eurostar.co.uk. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/12/20020712BIT00610/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/12/20020712BIT00610/wkr0002.pdf

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