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Airports by Rail travel is growing says Holiday Extras

February 3, 2009

Rail travel is growing says Holiday Extras

Market leading travel add-ons company, Holiday Extras®, has reported a 20% year on year increase in rail-to-airport bookings.

During 2008 Holiday Extras took 11,751 rail bookings, compared to 9,882 in 2007. The company's Airports by Rail service offers reduced-price rail travel to seven major UK airports, including Gatwick and Stansted.

Anthony Clarke Cowell, head of commercial at Holiday Extras, said: "More and more British travellers are choosing rail over road to get to the airport. Whether it's due to the green issue, cheaper prices or avoiding congestion, it's good news." By pre-booking an Airports by Rail package, customers make significant savings on standard train fares. Kids can travel for free and for true stress-free travel, passengers can pre-book their rail journey with an airport hotel.

Last month transport secretary Geoff Hoon announced major improvements to UK rail services along with a third runway for Heathrow airport.

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Notes to editors:
Enjoy the following benefits with a Holiday Extras Airport by Rail package:
Special reduced rail fares
Kids travel free or half price
Enjoy unrestricted travel times
Avoid the traffic
Stress-free, easy travel
Book your travel in advance

We provide Airports by Rail packages to Gatwick, Birmingham, Glasgow, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted airports.

The conditions of purchase for our rail tickets are: a minimum of two passengers must travel on a return journey.
The return journey must be more than 48 hours after the outward trip and the ticket must be part of a package including overseas travel by air
*A child between the age of 5 and 15 years old travels free with each paying adult on selected routes.
Children under the age of 5 years old travel free of charge.
Child discount dependent upon route and train operator.

For more information, images or to arrange an interview contact: [email protected] - 01303 816 335

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Anna Lindsay, Natalie Dyer, Hannah Ferguson, Melissa Geddes
0208 332 9690