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PHONE HOME

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.

BOOK EARLY

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.

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