Plans for a high-speed ferry service from Weymouth to France have been delayed by a year, it has been announced. The route was due to be launched this spring but it is now working towards a January/February 2017 start date. If everything goes according to plan, HighSpeedFerries plans to increase its limited winter service to two daily trips throughout the 2017 summer season.
A new branch of the airport hotel chain Yotel will be opening in terminal two of Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport in July 2016. Cabins can be booked by the hour and offer free wifi and co-working tables and the use of a smart TV plus hot drinks and cold food options. Prices start at €15pp for up to an hour while a family cabin, complete with a double and two single beds, costs €79 for four hours.
Ski enthusiasts in the Yorkshire area will welcome Flybe’s new Saturday flight from Doncaster Sheffield to Chambéry in Rhône-Alps that is due to start from 17 December 2016. Renowned as a gateway to a number of Alpine ski resorts, the new route to Chambéry in south-eastern France provides more options for those who want to have a weekend break hitting the slopes. One-way fares start from £44.99.
Air France has launched a new discount scheme aimed at 12 to 25 year olds with the aim of boosting its share of the domestic travel market. For an annual cost of €49, young people can purchase a travellers’ card that allows them up to 30% off flights that use the company’s low-cost secondary service, Hop! It is hoped this new service will entice young people to travel in and around France by air and bring them away from the growing popularity of car-sharing sites and cheap long-distance buses and train alternatives.