Thursday, 31 July 2014

Eurostar opens for tickets today - and a new service!

Eurostar opens ticket sales to ski resorts...

"Train enthusiasts, reluctant fliers and green skiers will be able to book their journeys to the Alps on the popular Eurostar services from 31st July.
Ticket sales will be open five months in advance of next winter’s ski holidays, offering a selection of direct day and night train services that link the UK with such Alpine gateway destinations as Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice. The 2014-2015 winter services will run weekly from 19th December until 11th April and skiers can purchase return fares from £149.
Skis and boards travel free.
Eurostar runs a Friday overnight service which arrives in the French Alps early on a Saturday morning, with the return leg departing late on a Saturday evening -- perfect for skiers and boarders looking to maximise their time on the slopes.
Alternatively, if travelling on one of the Saturday daytime services, passengers can sit back, relax, and enjoy stunning views of the French countryside before they arrive rested and ready to ski.

There will also be a new Eurostar connecting service to Geneva via Lille commencing on 14 December.

Tickets will be released in October this year, offering skiers another convenient way to travel to some of the most popular ski resorts in Switzerland.
Tickets are available from or by calling 03448 224 777. Eurostar is changing the booking number permanently to 03432 186 186 from 1st August."

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Mr and Mrs Arkley

It all happened last weekend...

Ben and Caroline got married!

It was a sensational weekend, with a church marriage, and a marquee reception, followed by a hog roast.

The band, ice cream van, and bucking bronco all added extra fizz to the entertainment!

It's clearing away time now, and back to work!

Church wedding picture

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Inflation jumps to 1.9% - Exchange rate at a high of 1.26

We are now near to the Bank of England's target of 2.0% inflation.
This has helped to lead to a new sterling 22 month high against the euro.
This means that the exchange rate has moved up to 1.26, which of course is great news for the Brits taking holidays in Europe, both for the summer and the winter. We all like a cheaper holiday!
For more information on exchange rates, click here:
Today's exchange rate info

Our own TCC sales are also soaring right now; we have had record Winter 14-15 sales so far this summer, now reaching 50% of turnover, even though we are still only in July. 

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Wimbledon is over! - A little light reading...

Our July newsletter was sent out at the weekend.
If you haven't received it then please find below:

Click here to view newsletter

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Trip Reviews - Excellent guest feedback for The TCC

We've been reading through the feedback today from last winter 13/14.

It's great to see that we received heaps of excellent comments.
Of course, like any organisation, we have received a few minor complaints, but these have been addressed for next winter 14/15, as we are always seeking to better our service.

So again a big thanks to all the team for Winter 2013-2014.

Exciting times ahead for 2014-2015, with a new TCC chalet host team soon to evolve!

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