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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.

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