TRAVEL NEWS LAUGH­ING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANSKO

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BANSKO in Bul­garia is the best value Euro­pean re­sort for ski trips this win­ter, ac­cord­ing to the Post Of­fice Travel Money Ski Re­sort Re­port.

At around £405 per per­son for a week’s ski hol­i­day essentials in­clud­ing equip­ment hire, lift pass, ski tu­ition, lunch on the slopes and a range of drinks, Bansko has re­gained its po­si­tion as the cheap­est of 25 Euro­pean re­sorts sur­veyed.

Italy is the cheap­est ski des­ti­na­tion over­all with four re­sorts in the best value top 10: Bar­donec­chia (sec­ond); Sestriere (sev­enth); La Thuile (eighth) and Cervinia (10th), ac­cord­ing to the re­port pro­duced in part­ner­ship with Crys­tal Ski Hol­i­days.

CAN­CUN CARD OF­FERS BIG SAV­INGS

THE new Go Can­cun Card of­fers sav­ings of up to 45% on stan­dard prices at 23 at­trac­tions and five pre­mium ex­pe­ri­ences in the Mex­i­can re­sort.

Cards start at $84 per adult and $49 per child for a one-day Go Can­cun Card with longer op­tions also avail­able.

At­trac­tions in­clude Xcaret Park, surfing lessons, a Span­ish galleon din­ner cruise, zip­wires and para­sail­ing. Trav­ellers get their pass via email and can then print it at home or down­load it to their smart­phone via the free app. See go­can­cun­card.com

COACKTAILS AT ST PAN­CRAS

EUROSTAR’S busi­ness class pas­sen­gers can make tracks for a new cock­tail bar at Lon­don’s St Pan­cras In­ter­na­tional sta­tion.

In­side the cross-Chan­nel rail firm’s lounge, it of­fers drinks cre­ated by the Lon­don Cock­tail Club us­ing a range of Dutch, French, Bel­gian and Bri­tish spir­its and in­gre­di­ents in a nod to its des­ti­na­tions.

Miche­lin-starred chef and Eurostar culi­nary chief

Ray­mond Blanc, pic­tured above, has also de­signed an ex­clu­sive sig­na­ture cock­tail for trav­ellers – Laven­der Dusk is cre­ated us­ing Eurostar’s own gin, Tou­jours 21. See eurostar.com

Bansko, Bul­garia

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