EASYJET’S TOURISM DEAL
Easyjet has signed a three-year contract with French tourism development agency Atout France, which will see the airline become one of its main transport partners. The campaign will focus on promoting Paris and the Côte d’azur, in particular Nice ( pictured above), where easyjet is the largest airline, with more than 220 flights a week. “The campaign will seek to show everything France has to offer from a city break in Paris to a holiday on the French Riviera,” said James Millett, easyjet’s director of digital and marketing.
CHEAP PARIS TRAVEL
Paris has introduced a new travel ticket in an effort to fight the pollution problem that continues to affect the city. Priced at €3.80, the all-day ticket allows people to travel anywhere in the Île-de-france region using the RER, métro and most bus services. It is hoped that the attractive ticket price will encourage residents and visitors to make full use of public transport instead of the car. The offer will last until air pollution drops to safe levels. ratp.fr
NEW TGV SALES OPEN
SNCF has opened ticket sales for its two new high-speed lines, TGV Armorique and TGV Océane, which come into service on 2 July. The TGV Armorique will link Paris to Rennes, capital of Brittany ( pictured), in 1hr 25min (45min quicker than now), while the TGV Océane will take passengers to Bordeaux from Paris in 2hr, reducing the journey time by 1hr 15min. sncf.com