28 November 2019

Eurostar launches new sustainable holiday collection

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, today launches its new sustainable holiday collection, recommending eco-friendly hotels in combination with the most environmentally-friendly choice for short-haul European travel.

The exclusive collection covers a range of hand-picked and environmentally friendly holidays across several European destinations, including London, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and more.

Designed to offer leisure passengers an effortless experience when booking their trip, Eurostar customers can quickly and easily identify their preferred sustainable holiday by filtering their preferences across a range of price points and locations.

The collection covers a range of eco hotels for different budgets, including five-star options such as the Pulitzer in Amsterdam, the Ritz in London and the Sofitel Baltimore Tour Eiffel in Paris.

With each Eurostar journey emitting up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions than the equivalent short-haul flight, and less carbon emitted per passenger than a single car journey from central London to Heathrow airport, the environmental benefits of high-speed rail are significant. The new sustainable holiday collection follows a series of environmental commitments by Eurostar to mark its 25th anniversary earlier this month.

Planting a tree for every train

Eurostar reinforced its environmental credentials by committing to plant a tree for every train travelled across all its routes from 1st January 2020. Working in partnership with the Woodland Trust, ReforestAction and Trees for All, 20,000 additional trees will be planted every year in woodlands across Eurostar’s markets of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Third star from the Sustainable Restaurant Association

To mark its commitment to provide sustainable and responsibly sourced food on board, Eurostar has recently been awarded the highest rating of three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).

The SRA three-star accreditation demands a very high standard of sustainability with ingredients that are seasonal, Fairtrade or organic, not air-freighted and sourced from farmers with high environmental and welfare standards.

Ease of travel

With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, and a generous baggage allowance, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel between London and mainland Europe.
For more information or to book visit https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/packages or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.

Notes to editors

About Eurostar

  • Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, the French Alps, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
  • From its early days of operation Eurostar has championed the environmental benefits of high-speed rail and the switch to sustainable modes of transport for short haul travel. A Eurostar journey from London to Paris emits up to 90% fewer carbon emissions than the equivalent short haul flight making it a clear choice for the future of travel in Europe.
  • Customers travelling by Eurostar can enjoy a range of benefits including:
  • Seamless city centre to city centre travel, with stations located in the heart of our destinations
  • Comfort and space on board to work or unwind with wifi connectivity and onboard entertainment
  • Fast and convenient check-in - passengers are asked to arrive only 30 minutes before departure
  • Generous, free-of-charge baggage allowance with each passenger allowed 2 bags/suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage
  • No queues or baggage reclaim upon arrival - simply take your bag with you on board
  • Eurostar’s Business Premier service offers the highest standards in short-haul business travel.  With flexible fares up to departure, Business Premier customers enjoy 10-minute express check-in, exclusive access to the business lounges as well as complimentary drinks and fine dining in the comfort of their seat.