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Exclusive partnership between BNP Paribas and Eurostar for Corporate Cardholders

  • 07.10.2003
BNP Paribas and Eurostar have teamed up to provide a 25% discount in Business First and Business Standard classes on Paris-London and Lille/Calais-London routes to BNP Paribas corporate cardholders until October 31st 2004. BNP Paribas corporate card clients will be among the first to discover Eurostar's new faster line and to avail of special conditions.

BNP Paribas and Eurostar have designed a package for BNP Paribas Corporate Cardholders, with a discount of 25% on Paris-London, Lille/Calais-London routes until October 31st 2004 . During October and November 2003, they will also be able to avail of Paris Nord and London Waterloo international business lounges.

With over 60% share of the Paris-London route, Eurostar is the leader in its market and carries more travellers than all its airline competitors. Eurostar has partnered with BNP Paribas, the leading bank for French corporates, in order to provide an added-value service for its business clientèle.

As the leading issuer of Visa corporate cards in France with over 20,000 corporate clients, BNP Paribas thus underlines its commitment to offer exclusive services to its 132,000 cardholders and its willingness to partner with major players in the business travel market.

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About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a European leader in banking and financial services, with leading positions in Asia and a growing presence in the United States. It is the number one bank in terms of net income and market capitalisation in the euro zone. The group has one of the largest international banking networks throughout 85 countries and has 87,700 employees worldwide, 66 000 of which are in Europe. BNP Paribas holds key positions in corporate and investment banking, private banking & asset management, insurance, securities services and retail banking.

BNP Paribas offers a full range of domestic and international cash management services, including online instruction and reporting, e-banking, cash-pooling and B2B services.With its dedicated customer service and its ability to innovate and integrate new technology, BNP Paribas plays a leading role in B2B service provision with its range of corporate cards, purchasing cards and digital certificates. For more information please go to:

About Eurostar

Since the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994, more than 50 million passengers have used Eurostar on the Paris-London and Brussels-London routes.

Eurostar has become the favourite means of transport for passengers since 1995 on these journeys. The opening of the first new British high-speed line, on September 28th, reduces the journey time between Paris and London to 2 hours 35 minutes. This shorter trip offers added-value for both business and leisure clients providing a competitively priced, more punctual, seamless journey from one city centre to another.
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Press contact(s)
BNP Paribas Press Contact:
Carine Lauru +33 1 40 14 65 16
Email : carine.lauru [at] bnpparibas (dot) com

Eurostar Press Contact:
Philippe Echantillon +44 207 922 60 30
E-mail : philippe.echantillon [at] (dot) uk