Weekly Newsletter 2nd October

Weekly Newsletter 2nd October

Friday 2nd October 2020

This week we announce our partnership with DiamondAir Covid Testing Services, NYC for Thanksgiving, Zero Carbon trains, Spotlight on Eton's M&E department and a good enough reason to smile...

Covid-19 Testing at LHR

We are excited to announce, in conjunction with Diamond Air, the launch of COVID-19 RT-PCR Test services at London Heathrow. We offer a same day results turn around & a selection of packages to suit your traveller requirements and travel plans. We know there has been a lot of media attention, discussion & information relating to COVID testing & travel for a while, and we firmly believe this is the best way in order to get the world moving again!

To make a booking or to discuss the various options please either email your Corporate Team or the Sales Dept at: sales@eton-travel.co.uk


London-New York Thanksgiving Flights


London to New York flights could start up again as early as November, according to the boss of Heathrow Airport.
CEO of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye said that on-site COVID-19 testing for passengers could mean the route is operating again in time for Thanksgiving.


Zero carbon plans on track as hydrogen-powered train takes maiden voyage

A hydrogen-powered train that should help rail achieve zero carbon emissions has embarked on its maiden voyage on the UK mainline rail network this week.

The train, known as HydroFLEX, carried out a 25-mile round trip in Warwickshire following two years’ development work and more than £1million of investment by both the University of Birmingham and train leasing company Porterbrook.

HydroFLEX combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, water and heat and is intended as a replacement for existing diesel and electric power.

The next stages of the project will see the University of Birmingham develop a hydrogen and battery powered module that can be fitted underneath the train, which will allow for more space for passengers in the train’s carriage. The technology will be available from 2023 to be retro-fitted to existing rolling stock, said the backers.

Mary Grant, CEO of Porterbrook, said:  “Porterbrook is committed to innovation and the delivery of a carbon neutral and sustainable railway. Today’s mainline testing of HydroFLEX achieves another important milestone on this journey. I’m also delighted to be able to announce our intention to start producing HydroFLEX trains, creating the world’s first electric and hydrogen powered bi-mode rolling stock, as well as generating significant opportunities for the UK supply chain.”

Spotlight on Meetings & Events at Eton

Alison in our Meetings & Events department tells us that business is slowly and steadily returning to the UK and European markets. All properties that she books are checked for their covid safe policies so you can be reassured of your employees safety. You will have her full support before and during the event allowing you to get on with what's important to you.
Group sizes are kept to 24 (UK), and between 30-50 in Europe which also allows for catering or AV staff.
Meetings have to be business led and tables of 6 can be arranged for dining, or boxed dining within the meeting room is permitted.
Whether you're looking for a dedicated meetings room, space for an upcoming hybrid event, or flexible work space, contact Alison today.

Email - AlisonW@eton-travel.co.uk 
Direct Dial:                              01753 801226
Meetings & Events Office:      01753 740185
Mobile:                                    07521 104455


and finally...
It’s World Smile Day - and Friday, what a win!
Did you know that smiling initiates smiling .. it's a virtuous circle :) Research shows that even forced smiling can have a positive effect on our mood, reduce our stress and ultimately strengthen our immune system. The simple act of smiling stimulates the production of serotonin, our feel good chemical. We will smile to that!


Have a very happy weekend!

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