Travel insurance: End of Eurostar monopoly 'will be good for travellers'

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Travel insurance customers may find they can get better deals when travelling abroad when Eurostar's monopoly on the Euro Tunnel ends in 2010, thetravelmagazine.net has said.

According to the online publication, if proposed new rail links go ahead, holidaymakers should have access to cheaper train fares.

Sharron Livingston, editor of thetravelmagazine.net, said this may also have a knock-on effect when it comes to airlines, as carriers will have to compete with the companies operating through the Channel Tunnel.

Therefore those people who find cheap travel insurance online may also be able to look forward to more reasonably priced rail and airfares.

Ms Livingston stated: "Competition is always a good thing for the consumer."

These comments come after Air France-KLM revealed plans to establish a train service which will compete with Eurostar.

Since the Channel Tunnel opened in May 1994, it has been used by more than 212 million travellers.

More than 300 trains use the link every day.

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