October 5, 2015

On the 24th of September we celebrated the grand opening of our brand new World Duty Free store at our Calais terminal. We’d like to thank everyone who joined us for this fantastic event, and congratulate all of our prize winners.

Let’s take a closer look at our grand opening, some of the friendly faces from the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle team, and what you can expect from our World Duty Free store.

 A town crier announced the opening of the store with grandeur!
A town crier announced the opening of the store with grandeur!

Grand Opening

On top of the great crowd who turned up for the event, we saw some familiar faces at our grand opening, such as our Chief Operating Officer, Fred Creighton, Commercial Director, Jo Willacy, and our Shop Manager, Jean-Philippe Picquet. We heard some great speeches before Jean-Philippe Picquet led the ribbon-cutting and the shop was officially opened.

The event made a little bit more special with a town crier, on hand to ensure everyone knew what was going on, and quartet singing a Charles Dickens medley.

 The ribbon cutting with some of our fantastic staff.
The ribbon cutting with some of our fantastic staff.

Prizes

A grand opening event wouldn’t be complete without prizes to be won, so we were delighted to present our giant snow globe, which offered a range of prizes, from bottles of wine to Flexiplus tickets. Willing contestants were challenged to enter the snow globe and catch as many winning tickets as possible in 35 seconds – not as easy as it sounds!

Over the weekend, customers won five Flexiplus tickets, 15 pairs of sunglasses, 50 goody bags, 52 boxes of chocolates, 96 bottles of wine, and some Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Day Trip/Overnight tickets. A resounding success!

Congratulations to all of our winners, especially one lucky lady, Juliet (pictured below), who took home two Flexiplus tickets, a pair of Converse sunglasses, a bottle of wine, and a pets goody bag. Well done!

 Congratulations to our most successful winners of the day!
Congratulations to our most successful winners of the day!

World Duty Free

Our new World Duty Free store is a great place to stock up, before you head home. With up to 30% savings against average UK high street prices, pop into the shop and pick up your favourite wines, spirits and confectionary. Perhaps someone back home loves whisky? Whatever their taste, you’ll find something to suit.

 A huge selection of wines and spirits to choose from.
A huge selection of wines and spirits to choose from.

There’s also a fantastic selection of perfumes, fragrances, and cosmetics to enjoy, including all time classics such as Dior, Vera Wang, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, and DKNY. If you’re in need of some accessories, there are beautiful designer watches and sunglasses from brands such as Sekonda, Prada, Gucci, Police, and Oakley, as well as handbags from Fiorelli, Tula, Radley, and Guess. With so many big names under one roof, you can get something special for loved ones back home, as well as a well-deserved treat for yourself.

Feeling inspired?

Travelling with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle? You can get from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes, and once there you’ll be able to browse our fantastic World Duty Free store.

Photo Credits:
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

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