Eurostar Presents First Remodeled Train

Eurostar has revealed its first remodeled e300 trainset, a preview of what passengers may expect onboard as the cross-border high speed rail operator prepares to introduce new rolling stock. Currently being refurbished at the SNCF Hellemmes Technicentre in Lille, the Class 373 trains have been in service since the launch of Eurostar in 1994. Famed … Continue reading

SNCF Reveals Details Of Low Cost TGV

French national rail operator SNCF has revealed details of its upcoming low-cost TGV service. Dubbed Ouigo, the service targets travellers aged between 18 and 45 years old with the concept based on a single travel class and a single piece of baggage.   Services will launch on 2 April 2013 using refurbished double-deck TGV Duplex … Continue reading

AmaWaterways To Reposition Ship To Rhone River

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways has announced it will reposition the 148-passenger ms AmaDagio to the Rhone River in Southern France, replacing the older ms Swiss Pearl. The ship will operate 7-night voyages between Arles and Lyon in late March 2012, as part of a larger 15-day Provence & Spain itinerary that includes 3 nights in … Continue reading

St. Regis Bora Bora Reopens After Renovations

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has reopened the luxurious St. Regis Bora Bora Resort after completing repair works following minor damage sustained when Cyclone Oli passed through French Polynesia last February. The property also gains a new management team under the direction of experienced general manager Michael Schoonewagen.   The majority of work took place at the … Continue reading

Airlines Begin Recovery From Flight Disruptions

Airlines around the world have begun to restore flights to and from Europe, following the reopening of airspace after nearly a week of disruption to schedules as a result of the volcanic ash cloud.   Air France As of yesterday evening, Air France expects to operate 100 percent of its long-haul schedule and nearly all of its medium-haul … Continue reading