Thorpe Park is one of the top attractions in the UK, with families from across the country heading to Surrey for a day out at the resort. Now that the school holidays are about to kick off it's going to be a popular spot for the summer. However a day out to Thorpe Park isn't always the most affordable experience for many of us. So to help you out we've complied a list of deals and discounts you can get ahead of your visit, as well as information about the rides and facilities at the park. Find out below how to save some pennies this year at Thorpe Park. 4 ways to get the best ticket deals and offers: 1. Check deals websites - Deals websites such as Wowcher , 365Tickets or Attractiontix will often offer reduced tickets and deals on hotels and tickets to Thorpe Park. Keep an eye on the pages to bag yourself a bargain. 2. Buy online - If you book online in advance to your visit you can receive discounts on standard ticket prices. For example you will pay £30 for an entry ticket … [Read more...] about Thorpe Park ticket deals, prices and more for 2019
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RAIL passengers should find it easier to claim compensation for delays and cancellations from this month as new digital train tickets are being rolled out across the UK. It's thought the move will mean nine in 10 journeys are now available with a digital ticket rather than a paper one, according to trade body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). This could mark the end of the traditional orange paper train ticket. Some stations already allow rail users to swipe in and out of the barriers using digital tickets from emailed barcodes and smartcards, which work in a similar way to Oyster cards. But software updates at more barriers and the installation of more digital readers taking force at the end of this month should mean more stations can go digital. This month will see Blackfriars, City Thameslink, East Croydon, London Bridge, Shenfield, and Watford Junction go digital while Bathgate, Edinburgh Gateway, Glasgow Argyle Street and other Scottish stations will go digital in May and June. The … [Read more...] about End of the paper train ticket? New digital ones make it easier to claim compensation
News / UK by Press Association 26/02/2019, 2:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A train company has launched a new service enabling disabled passengers to book travel assistance using voice commands. Virgin Trains customers can request help getting on and off trains and reserve wheelchair spaces with Alexa-enabled devices. The JourneyCare service for people with special requirements could previously only be booked by completing an online form or calling a helpline after train tickets were bought. Alexa – a virtual assistant developed by Amazon – will speed up the process by allowing passengers to request assistance using voice commands immediately after purchasing tickets. In May 2018 Virgin Trains became the first travel company in the world to sell train tickets through Alexa. Chris Tomson, who has brittle bone disease and uses a wheelchair, took part in a trial of the process. The 28-year-old said it does a “great … [Read more...] about Virgin Trains launches new Alexa feature for disabled passengers to book help
DOG owners walking pets without a leash in China are being BARRED from flying or buying train tickets. The harsh punishment resulted in would-be air travellers being blocked from buying tickets 17.5million times last year. And others were prohibited 5.5million times from obtaining train tickets, according to the National Public Credit Information Centre. The Associated Press reports that travellers are being blocked from buying tickets for "social credit offences" including unpaid taxes and fines under a controversial system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behaviour. In an annual report, public credit officials said 128 people were blocked from leaving China due to unpaid taxes. The bizarre system is part of efforts by President Xi Jinping's government to use technology, ranging from data processing to genetic sequencing and facial recognition to tighten control."ORWELLIAN SYSTEM" Authorities have experimented with "social credit" since 2014 in areas across China. … [Read more...] about Dog owners walking pets without leash in China BARRED from buying plane tickets under creepy ‘social credit’ system
THE way train tickets are priced is set to change, with some rising and some dropping in price. But what are "revenue neutral" fares, and will split ticketing be scrapped? Here's what you need to know. What are 'revenue neutral' fares? The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) will proceed with an overhaul of ticket pricing, which will balance the prices of train tickets. Experts add that the plans will push up some prices, while others would come down so that the system would be "revenue neutral" overall. The proposals, published this morning, aim to always charge passengers the best value fare for their journey. Industry bodies said that overall, there would be "no change in average fares" as a result of the plans - but admitted prices for some will rise. Critics have warned that the proposals may not fix the problem with overpriced rail fares because outdated train company websites are often to blame. How will they affect the new rail system? The RDG's plans would introduce: A new fares system … [Read more...] about What are the ‘revenue neutral’ fares, how will they affect the new rail system and will split ticketing be scrapped?