Eurostar’s Busiest Ever December Getaway

Published on : Monday, December 26, 2016

017_eurostarEurostar, the high-speed passenger service between the UK and mainland Europe, is set to welcome over 368,000 people during the festive season, a 9% rise compared to the same period last year* in what is expected to be its busiest December ever.

 

Friday 30th December is the peak day of the Christmas period, with over 37,000 expected to travel between the UK and the continent. Over 19,000 travellers are expected to escape to the continent for a winter break this Friday 23rd December, making it the most popular day for departures from London.

 

The weak pound makes this winter the perfect time for shoppers from the continent to enjoy a shopping spree in London, and UK travellers are making the most of continental Christmas festivities in France and Belgium.

 

Nick Mercer, Commercial Director at Eurostar commented; “Christmas shoppers have been flocking to Paris and London over the last few weeks to soak up the atmosphere and stock up on festive treats. As the holiday season gets underway, there’s always a great atmosphere in our stations and this year our staff have a range of activities lined up to spread the Christmas cheer.”

 

For those still looking for gift inspiration, Eurostar recently launched its very own e-vouchers allowing the gift of Eurostar travel to be sent to friends and family in just a couple of clicks. Whether looking to spoil a foodie friend with a trip to Lyon, a loved one in Paris, or a wine enthusiast in Provence, simply log on to Eurostar.com, select the value of the voucher and send direct to the lucky recipient by email.

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