Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is increasing the choice of properties in its hotel collection, in partnership with WebBeds. 70 new hotels will be added to its rail and accommodation packages; 25 in Paris, 15 in Brussels, 10 in Amsterdam and 20 in other destinations.
Launched in 2018, Eurostar’s hotels collection offers an exclusive range of hand-picked hotels with special rates when booked together with travel. It has been developed with WebBeds, the worlds’ second largest and fastest growing B2B accommodation provider. A year on, the new partnership is proving a success with the number of passengers booking a hotel in conjunction with their rail ticket growing at an average of 25% per month.
Eurostar’s hand-picked portfolio ranges from value two-star to luxurious five-star hotels and even serviced apartments, spread over 15 cities; Amsterdam, Antwerp, Avignon, Bruges, Brussels, Cologne, Disneyland, Ghent, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseilles, Paris, Rotterdam and Strasbourg. The collection has been curated by Eurostar to provide travellers with the best selection of high quality city-centre hotels, grouped in different themes to make booking the trip quick and easy. From design gems to gastronomic hot-spots, the platform helps customers identify the perfect, tried and tested hotel.
Henry Ledden, Head of Commercial, Eurostar, said: “Our partnership with WebBeds allows us to provide a tailored selection of hotels to suit the varied needs of our customers. We want to make it easy for travellers to find quality places to stay, and we now have an appropriate break across an even broader range of our destinations, with the lowest fares when booking accommodation and travel together.”
Nigel Horne, CEO Europe, WebBeds, said: “The expansion of the Eurostar programme is a reflection of a very successful partnership and increasing demand from travellers who want to book rail ticket and hotel packages in a simple and seamless way. Customers are becoming ever more appreciative of the convenience, comfort and environmental advantages of travelling by train; so given the quality of Eurostar’s service, I expect these rail and accommodation packages to keep growing in popularity.”