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DFDS Launches See Ports Campaign

DFDS, in partnership with the Calais Tourism Office and Dunkirk Tourism Office, has launched ‘See Ports’, a campaign encouraging its passengers to stay longer in these French port towns.

Although the operator ferries more than 1.8 million passengers a year to Calais and Dunkirk from Dover, only a small percentage take the time to enjoy these bustling port towns. To help entice people to stay, DFDS is offering exclusive discounts for local attractions such as the World War II Museum in Calais and Princess Elizabeth Restaurant and Tea-room in Dunkirk, in addition to free entry to Dunkerque Wine and Beer Fair (October 26-29 2019).

To launch the campaign, the ferry operator visited both destinations to ask locals and visitors what it is that they love most about the ports. Calais has long been an important gateway for trade but this friendly town is the perfect spot for anyone wanting to spend a long weekend in a quaint, traditional setting. Residents describe the town as both interesting and endearing, with the beach being a favourite spot for those seeking sun, sea and sand in the warmer months. Alternatively, for those looking to try out adrenaline pumping water-sports, the beach provides ideal conditions for wind-surfing and kite-surfing year-round.

Following the success of the film Dunkirk, a record number of visitors travelled to the historic city in 2017. Tourists are welcomed by locals who love sharing everything there is to do and see, with many taking the time to visit the famed World War II Museum, as well as the iconic beach and coastline. Dunkirk is also an underrated haven for foodies. Visitors can enjoy the unique gastronomic offering on board the Princess Elizabeth and join the locals at one of the bustling bistros offering fresh fish, cheeses and wine from the region.

DFDS operates daily sailings between Dover-Dunkirk (from £39 each way for a car with maximum of nine people) and Dover-Calais (from £45 each way for a car with maximum of nine people).

Visit: www.dfdsseaways.co.uk

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Date Published:
13th November 2018


David Betterton
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