Terms and conditions for the Expedia UK Travel Earn Repeat PrizeDraw (the “Prize Draw”)

Terms and conditions for the Expedia UK Travel Earn Repeat PrizeDraw (the “Prize Draw”)

By entering the Prize Draw, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions“). Promotional materials relating to the Prize Draw, including all information on how to enter the Prize Draw, also form part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotion materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

The Prize Draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter (“Twitter”) (the “Prize Draw Platform”). You understand that you are providing your information to Expedia (defined below) and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for the administration of this Prize Draw and in accordance with Expedia’s privacy policy (see below). Twitter is hereby completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Prize Draw. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Prize Draw must be directed to Expedia and not to Twitter.

  1. The promoter of this Prize Draw is Expedia, 1111 Expedia Group Way W., Seattle, WA, 98119 USA (“Expedia“). 
  2. Participants must be at least 21 years old and legally resident within the United Kingdom and have a Twitter account.  Employees and agents of Expedia or any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies and their immediate families and members of their households, and anyone otherwise connected with operation or fulfilment of the Prize Draw are not eligible to take part. Expedia reserves the right to require participants to prove that they are eligible to enter the Prize Draw.  If the winner is found to be ineligible, Expedia reserves the right to award the prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.
  3. The Prize Draw commences at 04.00pm GMT on Wednesday 21st September 2022 and all entries must be received by 04.00pm GMT on the closing date of Friday 23rd September 2022. 
  4. Entry to the Prize Draw is free; no purchase is necessary. If you don’t already follow @ExpediaUK on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/ExpediaUK and click on the icon to follow @ExpediaUK. Once you are following @ExpediaUK: 
    a. Comment on your next holiday destination on the Prize Draw post on @ExpediaUK; and
    b. Include the hashtag #TravelEarnRepeat

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account. If you attempt to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, Sponsor may exclude you from participating in the Prize Draw.

5. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Prize Draw is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void.  Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Participants may post one (1) Entry during the Prize Draw.  There are only four (4) prizes to be won by four (4) winners in total. Entries received from any person or Account in excess of the stated limit will be void.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.  

The prize to be won for four (4) winners is £1,125 worth of Expedia Rewards Points and Gold member status upgrade (“Prize”). Each prize has a maximum total budget of £1,125 (approximate retail value “ARV”. The total number of Expedia Rewards points available to be won is 450,000 with 112,500 being awarded to each of the four winners.). The Expedia Rewards Points will be deposited within thirty (30) days after winner acceptance of Prize and will expire 18 months from the date of the deposit. Rewards Points awarded to a winner are subject to terms and conditions of the Expedia Rewards program (Terms and Conditions (expedia.co.uk).

Points can be redeemed for Redemption Rewards which are subject to availability and restrictions of the relevant supplier as specified on the Expedia Site. Points cannot be redeemed for cash and have no cash value. Points cannot be combined with any other certificates, coupons, discounts, upgrades, awards, or promotions. Points cannot be redeemed on stand-alone flights or cruises, insurance, or other exclusions as listed under each category in the Expedia Rewards Terms and Conditions. Redemption Rewards are offered as promotional items and are void if sold for cash or other consideration, or if altered or copied, and cannot be reissued if destroyed, lost, or stolen. Redemption Rewards are not valid where prohibited by law.

The value of a booking is not refundable. Bookings are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Certain travel restrictions may apply. Actual value of a Prize may vary based on destination, rates at time of booking and travel dates. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Winner is responsible for obtaining any required necessary documentation (i.e., valid passport, visas, etc.) prior to travel.

In respect of any Prize comprising travel or any other activity, a winner must expressly acknowledge that undertaking such travel or activity is at their own risk and sole discretion and they will make their own assessment of the risks and of their own suitability to participate in or to undertake such activity or travel.

A winner must follow government advice in relation to using their Prize, in particular they must follow any restrictions in relation to travelling. Please check government advisories before booking and travelling.

Certain travel restrictions may apply. Winner is responsible for paying any applicable federal, provincial, state, local, income and withholding taxes, if any, and any and all other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided, including but not limited to airfare, ground transportation, cruises, luggage fees, meals, beverages, hotel incidentals, souvenirs and gratuities. In the event that any tax withholding is required by law for the Prize (or a portion thereof), winner authorizes Expedia to make the corresponding deduction from the prize amount. Any Prize details not specified above will be determined by Expedia, in its sole discretion. Expedia will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellations or delays. Expedia will not be liable for any airline and/or hotel fees incurred as a consequence of changing or cancelling flight and/or hotel reservations.  Expedia will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components. Winner may not transfer, assign or substitute a Prize, or redeem a Prize for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Expedia, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize, or Alternate Prize, is awarded “as is” without any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Expedia. The Prize, or Alternate Prize, is subject to and the winner must abide by the prize providers’ terms and conditions of booking, of carriage for the flights (for the Prize) and of stay for the hotel/VR. The Prize, or Alternate Prize, is subject to the terms and conditions of Expedia.

6. The winners of the Prize Draw will be the first four (4) names chosen at random from all complete, eligible, properly submitted entries received before the end of the applicable closing date.

7. The winners will be notified by direct message asking such potential winner to provide their full name, telephone number, mail and/or e-mail address. Potential winners will have forty-eight (48) hours to respond to the direct message. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @ExpediaUK and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.”  The winners will be required to submit valid identification and execute and return to Expedia a declaration of eligibility, a liability release, including specific guidance regarding utilization of a Prize, including travel, during the COVID-19 global pandemic and, where lawful, a publicity release before receiving their prize. The Prize, will be sent by email from Expedia within three (3) days of the winners accepting the prize.  If any e-mails or social media messages to the winner are returned as undeliverable or the winner does not respond to the direct message on Instagram within 48 hours we will select another winner. Expedia reserves the right to conduct a further random draw to award their prizes to another participant.  Such newly selected winner will be notified in the same manner as above within one (1) business day of the drawing and will be asked to provide the same information as requested above. Only two (2) alternate entrants will be contacted for the Prize.  Unclaimed prizes may not be awarded.

8. In the event that, for reasons beyond Expedia’s reasonable control and not related to the winners, Expedia is unable to award the Prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, Expedia reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, award the cash value of the prize. 

9. By entering the Prize Draw, participants agree to have their name and photograph featured in publicity materials relating to the Prize Draw without further reference, payment or other compensation (in accordance with local laws).  This includes making their name as the winner available on the Website at https://www.expedia.com/stories/expedia-social-media-winners/ or on Twitter between September 2022 and September 2023.  Details of the winners will also be made available to participants and the public on request by sending a direct message to the Expedia Twitter account no later than 31st October 2022.

10. Collection and Use of Your Personal Information: Expedia may collect and process your personal information directly or through our agents or contractors. We will use your personal information as necessary in order to conduct and manage the Prize Draw, and, where we have a lawful basis to do so, to send marketing communications to you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, agents, and contractors to assist in conducting and managing this offer, communicating with you, or storing data. This may include disclosures to organizations outside the UK in places such as the United States.

Please see our Privacy Statement (https://www.expedia.co.uk/lp/lg-privacy) for more information about how we process your personal information and how you can exercise your rights.

11. Expedia reserves the right to reasonably modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Prize Draw in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Prize Draw is not capable of being conducted as specified within these Terms and Conditions or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorized human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of Expedia that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Prize Draw.  Neither Expedia nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies are responsible for any condition, circumstances, losses, failures or delays caused by events beyond its or their control such as (but not limited to) the acts or defaults of any supplier selected by Expedia to provide the prize or otherwise that may cause the Prize Draw to be disrupted or corrupted, or that may lead to loss or damage of the prize in transit to the winner. 

12. Save where it has been negligent, Expedia will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Prize Draw or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit their ability to participate in the Prize Draw.  Expedia will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries.  Proof of posting is not proof of receipt by Expedia of any entries.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit Expedia’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited.

13. Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Prize Draw in a manner, which in Expedia’s reasonable determination is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other entrants (including without limitation tampering with the operation of the Prize Draw, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Expedia and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Prize Draw at Expedia’s sole discretion.  Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Prize Draw, Expedia may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Prize Draw as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising as a result of such actions. 

14. All Expedia’s decisions in relation to the Prize Draw are final and Expedia will not enter into any correspondence with participants.

15. These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law.  The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Prize Draw or these Terms and Conditions. 

16. Notwithstanding anything elsewhere in these Official Rules, no person’s or entity’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence shall be limited in any way, and nor shall their ability for fraud or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited or excluded. Where these Official Rules provide for discretion exercisable by a Released Party that could otherwise be capable of causing a significant imbalance in the parties’ rights and obligation hereunder, to the detriment of a consumer and contrary to the requirement of good faith, shall be exercised reasonably and in good faith.

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Eurostar ends direct trains from London to Disneyland Paris

Eurostar ends direct trains from London to Disneyland Paris

Eurostar is to axe its direct train service between London and Disneyland Paris.

The company announced that the route will be suspended from June 5 next year.

It stated that it must focus on its “core routes” such as London-Paris and London-Brussels as it is recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and monitoring European Union plans to tighten entry rules.


Direct trains between London St Pancras International and Marne-la-Vallee – a station next to Disneyland Paris which is to the east of the French capital – take just two hours and 24 minutes.

They are popular with British families and have operated since 1996 apart from a suspension during the pandemic.

The end of the service will leave passengers needing to change trains in either Lille or Paris.

New rules for visitors to the EU due to come into force next year will involve arrivals from outside the bloc and the Schengen area having their fingerprints scanned and a photograph taken to register them onto a database.

This will apply to UK visitors.

A spokeswoman for Eurostar said: “We have taken the decision not to run the direct Disney service between London and Marne-la-Vallee in summer 2023.

“Whilst we continue to recover financially from the pandemic and monitor developments in the proposed EU Entry Exit system, we need to focus on our core routes to ensure we can continue to provide the high level of service and experience that our customers rightly expect.

“Passengers can still enjoy high-speed rail travel between London and Disneyland Paris, via Paris or Lille.

“This decision applies from 5th June 2023, and as tickets are not yet on sale beyond this date, existing customer bookings will not be affected.

“We will revisit options for 2024 during the course of the next year.”

Julia Lo Bue-Said, chief executive of Advantage Travel Partnership, a network of more than 700 UK travel agents, said: “The axing of direct trains from the UK to Disneyland Paris will be disappointing news for many.

“Taking young ones and families to the famous park in France has been a highlight for thousands of British families for many years.

“Eurostar has suggested that they have taken this decision based on the logistical implications of Brexit, which doesn’t surprise me.

“The reality is that Brexit has removed the ability for Brits to travel freely across Europe, and has taken away the seamless and frictionless travel that we all enjoyed prior to leaving the EU.

“Given that the UK is an important source market to Disneyland Paris, I am hoping that some pragmatic thinking and practical solutions will entail, similar to those implemented by Spain at some of its Spanish airports, allowing Brits to use the e-gates on entry.”

It emerged last week that Eurostar will not resume serving either of its Kent stations – Ashford and Ebbsfleet – until at least 2025.

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How to travel from each London airport to central London

How to travel from each London airport to central London

If you’re visiting London, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to the number of airports in the city – but whether you’ve already booked your flight or are trying to choose the best option, you’ll need…

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Three Tube stations to close before Queen’s funeral to avoid overcrowding

Three Tube stations to close before Queen’s funeral to avoid overcrowding

Three central London Tube stations will be closed on the morning of the Queen’s funeral to prevent overcrowding.

Transport for London (TfL) announced that passengers will be prevented from starting or ending journeys at Westminster, St James’s Park and Hyde Park Corner stations for “most of the morning” on Monday.

The transport body said it “will aim to reopen stations” after the funeral at Westminster Abbey – which will be at around noon – to help people leaving the Westminster area.

St James's Park Tube station
St James’s Park is one of three Tube stations that will be closed on Monday morning (Fotomatador/Alamy/PA)

Green Park station will be exit-only between 10 am and 8 pm.

Many buses in central London will be diverted due to road closures, and London Victoria coach station will be closed.

The “best option” for passengers arriving at mainline railway stations will be to continue their journey on foot rather than use public transport, TfL said.

London’s transport commissioner Andy Byford said TfL is “working around the clock” to ensure mourners travelling around the capital can pay their respects to the Queen.

He went on: “It is going to be extremely busy in London on Monday, and there may be short-notice changes and queues to enter stations as a result of the large number of people travelling.

“We will be running a safe, reliable and frequent service to help ensure that everyone can travel home safely after paying their respects.

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“We would encourage people to consider making use of the wide range of facilities open across London for refreshments after the state funeral.

“As well as allowing time to continue to pay respects, this will help ensure smoother journeys home for everybody.”

Network Rail’s London stations will remain open overnight to provide shelter for people waiting for trains home.

These include Charing Cross, Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, Victoria and Waterloo.

A full weekday timetable will operate, with about 250 additional services, including some overnight trains mainly serving destinations within the M25.

The extra services have been added to online journey planners.

Stationary trains will be used as overnight waiting areas at some stations as they are a “last resort”, with mourners invited to board by station staff.

Priority will be given to the elderly and vulnerable.

Long-distance services are expected to be busiest in the late afternoon and evening after the funeral.

Passengers travelling shorter distances are being encouraged to delay their journeys home to ease the pressure at stations.

Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy said: “The railway is going to be extremely busy on Monday particularly on routes into London.

“This is the biggest public transport operation since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we’re working closely with all train operators to run extra trains through the day and into the night.

“To help us provide the best possible experience and avoid lengthy queues at stations we’re asking people not to rush home after the funeral and the processions, but to take their time and experience London on this memorable day.

“Passengers should keep checking with their train operator on Twitter or National Rail Enquiries before travelling home for all the latest train service updates.”

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National Highways is deploying additional traffic officers on motorways and major A roads around London to carry out patrols, keep vehicles moving and assist the emergency services in clearing incidents.

It is advising drivers to avoid returning home straight after the funeral “to avoid the busiest mid-afternoon period” and to check the National Highways website for travel updates.

There was a 6% increase in traffic using six London-bound sections of motorway on Thursday compared with the same day last week.

TfL also announced that buses will pull over “if it is safe and practical to do so” and switch their engines off during the one-minute silence on Sunday at 8 pm and the two-minute silence on Monday at around 11.55 am.

Most planned closures of major roads serving London have been suspended until Tuesday to reduce congestion.

Road closures and bus diversions in London will continue well into next week as the removal of barriers and other event infrastructure is expected to take several days.

More than 100 Heathrow Airport flights will be cancelled to prevent aircraft noise disturbing proceedings at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle.

The west London airport announced that 15% of its 1,200 flights due to take off or land on Monday will be disrupted.

British Airways – the most-affected airline – will cancel 100 short-haul flights due to the restrictions.

Virgin Atlantic said it will cancel four flights.

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