Only a decade ago Colombia was a place for the hardy, or some would say foolhardy, visitor, but recent years have been ringing in the changes in this north-western corner of the South American continent
The picturesque villages of Orford, Magog and North Hatley offer much for the traveller willing to explore and experience more than crowded malls and souvenir shops. Kaye Holland is enchanted by Quebec’s Eastern Townships
he British Ski + Board Show kicked off this morning at Birmingham’s NEC. It coincides with the opening of the ski season in Banff in Canada.
And today’s murky weather has started light snow dropping in the Cairngorms and Glencoe as well.
In the travel press there are always stories about loyalty. There are loyalty cards for airlines, hotels, car hire companies which the average person probably doesn’t bother with. The loyalty cards that mean most to us are those that come from Tesco, Sainsbury and Boots because those are places that we use a lot. There isn’t anything from tour operators, surprisingly, because we may only use them once or twice a year. No, the National Trust membership or something like that has more appeal.
But what about trains?
We use them for getting to work, days out, weekends away and even for getting to summer holiday destinations. Eurostar operates a loyalty scheme but what of mainline domestic railway companies? Apart from youth passes, over 55 tickets at slack times of the year and senior passes that just reward age, is there anything else?
Meet “Escape” from East Coast railways, described as the exclusive rewards programme for their customers that travel the most.
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