The Eurostar launch is well timed to take advantage of an increased demand for train travel. As pandemic restrictions start to ease, searches for trains from UK to Europe have increased by almost 40% according to Google data comparing queries from April to June.
Trip.com – a leading OTA offering a one-stop shop for flights, hotels, trains and attractions – is known for its split-ticket function which enables customers to buy separate tickets for the same journey allowing savings on rail fare of over 90%. Trip.com already sells train journeys in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, so adding Eurostar and SNCF (French National Rail) further enhances its portfolio.
“We’re thrilled to offer Eurostar tickets through our website and mobile app. With restrictions starting to ease across Europe, UK holidaymakers wanting to get away, without going too far, can enjoy discounted fares to France, the Netherlands and Belgium.” said Amy Wei, CEO of International Train Ticketing at Trip.com. eurostar summer savings
Trip.com‘s train fare sale ends 31 August and is valid for travel at any time.
Trip.com today launched the ‘COVID-19 International Traveler’s Guide’, a one-stop information source designed to make planning travel safer and easier in a period of uncertainty.
On the upgraded page, users have at their disposal a suite of tools, information and news to make informed decisions about prospective travel plans. The ‘Country/Region Entry Restrictions’ tool now allows users to input their desired destination and travel history, to see at a glance whether their travel will be restricted by the most up-to-date immigration policies. Users can also find on the page the most recent cancellation provisions from Trip.com, updates on relief efforts, and statistics on the state of the global pandemic.
The new tool is the latest iteration in a series of measures taken by the leading international online travel services provider to deliver on its promise of safe, seamless and pleasant travel experiences for users.
From the beginning of the outbreak in late January, Trip.com has provided daily updates on entry restrictions, documentation requirements and quarantine measures for countries and regions on its website in various languages, including English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (Traditional), covering more than 15 markets internationally. eurostar summer savings