As the rush to embrace mobile-commerce grows ever stronger, Eurostar has become the latest big name to launch a smartphone app, this one designed to let travellers book and check in via mobile phone.
The Eurostar App, which is available for iPhone and Android devices, allows travellers to book journeys for up to six people and check in by scanning the electronic barcode which is sent after purchase. There is also the option to print the tickets at home or collect them from the station.
Other features of the app include live service updates and a personal profile page to store things like seating preferences.
Business travellers could benefit from the Express Exchange feature which allows them to change journey times and dates according to their schedule.
As part of its push into mobile, Eurostar also announced a mobile version of its eurostar.com site, also allowing travellers to book and manage journeys and check service updates.
"The new Eurostar App and mobile web site represent the start of many exciting mobile developments for Eurostar, which will help ensure we become the first choice operator of short haul travel from the UK to Europe," said Eurostar commercial director Nick Mercer.
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