A new phone app that allows people to make free calls to any landline or mobile number in the world has made it even easier to stay in stay in touch with friends and family while in France. A creation of Cheetah Mobile, the WhatsCall app requires users to have wifi or data connection, but the recipient of the call does not need to have the app installed to take the call.
SET FOR THE SLOPES
Eurostar is putting on four additional trains for February halfterm 2017. This comes in response to the popular demand the company experiences for services during the peak school holiday period. The two extra outbound services will leave London St Pancras on the Saturday evening of 11 and 18 February, arriving in the Alps early on Sunday morning. The return journey will depart from the Alps on the morning of Sunday 18 and 25 February. Return fares start at £309 for adults in standard class.
SHARE THE COST
Europcar Lab has announced the launch in France of a pilot car rental scheme with car-sharing site, GoMore. The new scheme, known as Drive & Share, allows customers to rent a car for 4-12 months with the option of sharing the vehicle and its rental costs on the GoMore platform when they aren’t using it, thus funding part or all of their rental costs.
SNCF Voyages is now taking bookings for one of the most popular times to travel by train in France. Travellers can now book journeys for the period from 11 December until 2 February on the website. As one of the busiest travel periods, which includes Christmas, New Year holidays and the start of the 2017 ski season, customers are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.