Posts tagged "eurostar"
Case Study 2: Train travel is less than flying (again!)

Case Study 2: Train travel is less than flying (again!)

I’ve heard several people say “Well, I would take the train, but it costs so much more than flying.” However, while this may be true in certain circumstances my blog post last month showed that it’s certainly not always the case. In that case, I looked at the equivalent cost of travelling to Les Arcs...
Book your trains via Paris to the Alps (Dec19-Jan20)

Book your trains via Paris to the Alps (Dec19-Jan20)

The first booking window opened last week for indirect trains (i.e. Eurostar + SNCF) travelling between 15 December 2019 and 05 January 2020. Eurostar trains can be booked well in advance, but one of the limitations of SNCF is that tickets normally only go on sale around 90 days in advance. Tickets for journeys travelling...
Eurostar, SNCF and Thalys to merge?

Eurostar, SNCF and Thalys to merge?

Exciting plans to merge Europe’s two high-speed operators, Eurostar and Thalys, were released at the weekend. The proposal is for the owners of French National Railways (SNCF) and Belgian National Railways, which between them own a majority stake in both Eurostar and Thalys. The working name for the new reform is the ‘Green Speed Project’....
New Sleeper Train to Austria

New Sleeper Train to Austria

Excellent news has reached us from Visit Tirol’s press agency about a new sleeper train to Austria. Skiers can slash their carbon footprint and get extra days on the slopes with a new route to the Austrian Tirol. Eurostar + Alpen Express Travelling from London St Pancras, you start with by taking the Eurostar to...
Why not stopover in Paris?

Why not stopover in Paris?

Although many skiers will want to get to the Alps as quickly as possible, you can of course add a cultural element to your travel by train by stopping in Paris on the way. The concept (courtesy of Snowcarbon) is simple: 1. Take a Eurostar to Paris 2. Stay overnight in Paris 3. Take a...
How Resorts Can Make A Difference

How Resorts Can Make A Difference

Not every resort will be able to deliver a Ski Flight Free message to the UK. If you’re in the Dolomites or eastern Austria, let alone Bulgaria or Scandinavia, it’s not a realistic option. But for most other resorts, there’s plenty to gain by offering more flight free options. Complement your sustainable policies Most resorts...
How Ski Companies Can Make A Difference

How Ski Companies Can Make A Difference

If you are a ski company offering holidays in the Alps, you don’t have to stop offering flights, but you can still make a difference. Ask yourself… How can you help your customers reduce their emissions? What can you do to help customers avoid ‘flight shame’? Reduce emissions and win business You may have charter...
How Individuals Can Make A Difference

How Individuals Can Make A Difference

You don’t have to stop taking ski holidays, but if you decide to take one less flight this winter then you will have made a difference. Will flying less make a difference? There are a lot of ways of calculating CO2 per person. Most estimates suggest the CO2 per capita in the UK is 6-8...