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Experience Romance in Europe with British Airways

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, romance is in the air with some help from British Airways. The airline has just announced its top five romantic cities for travellers from China to visit across the UK and Europe. The hand-picked destinations include Amsterdam, Edinburgh, London, Prague and Venice.

All of these destinations can be easily reached with British Airways’ wide network and seamless connections through London Heathrow. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, British Airways has also unveiled special offers across all cabins to allow you to surprise your loved one with a romantic trip away. Return fares to London/UK and Europe are available from just RMB1,380 in World Traveller economy class, from RMB7,380 in World Traveller Plus premium economy, from RMB 13,880 in Club World business class and from RMB 46,880 in First. The special fares are available for booking on ba.com until 15 February, 2016 and valid for travel from Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu to London/UK and Europe until 20 June, 2016.

1.Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Let your love bloom in Amsterdam, famous for its flowers and canals. Explore the wonders of this enchanted city like locals by hiring a bicycle. Cycle on the paths beside the canal taking in the beautiful sights, stopping along the way to visit the fascinating Canal House Museums.

2. London, United Kingdom
Colombia Road Flower Market on Sunday mornings is the perfect place to pick up a bunch of beautiful flowers for your loved one to start the day. Follow this with a stroll around one of London’s royal parks and warm up by the fire in a cosy traditional pub. Do some sightseeing along the banks of the Thames before treating yourselves to a sunset meal at one of the fine dining restaurants in The Shard, with the most romantic views of the city while you eat.

3.Edinburgh, Scotland
Set your alarm early to watch the sunrise from Arthur’s Seat, the breathtaking views of the whole city below is the most romantic way to start the day in Edinburgh. For those looking to treat their other half, the capital of Scotland is bustling with an array of trendy shopping boutiques to purchase special gifts. Head to Princes Street for high street fashion shops or George Street to find the more luxurious brands. Edinburgh’s many atmospheric pubs offer cosy corners to share a few drams of local whisky, or take a walk down the iconic Royal Mile to the jewel of this historic city, Edinburgh Castle.

4.Prague, Czech Republic
Wander through the Old Town Square to see the highlights of Prague, including the Town Hall and Astronomal Clock. The most iconic landmark to visit is the historic Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava River, here you will find a collection of stalls selling interesting souvenirs. The bridge can get very busy so go early in the morning to beat the crowds. In the evening, sit back and relax with your loved one by taking a magical horse-drawn carriage through this beautiful city.

5.Venice, Italy
Fall in love all over again in one of the most romantic cities in the world. Escape the tourists and discover the city by travelling on the Grand Canal in your own private gondola, a traditional Venetian rowing boat. Book an intimate dinner for two, and try the delicious delicacies of Italian cuisine at one of the many trattorias overlooking the waterfront. For many music is the food of love and a trip to Venice would not be complete without seeing a performance at the renowned La Fenice opera house.
Currently British Airways offers daily flights from Beijing and Shanghai to London, and up to five flights a week from Chengdu to London, operated by the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner aircraft. From February 20, 2016, there will be an additional three weekly services between Shanghai and London.

For more information on flight schedule and booking, please visit ba.com.

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Notes to editors

Terms and Conditions:
?Offer must be booked by midnight on 15 February, 2016 and is available for outbound travel from Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu by 20 June, 2016.
?Limited seats available.
?UK destinations: London, Aberdeen, Benbecula, Belfast, Barra, Campbeltown, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Islay, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kirkwall, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Shetland Islands, Stornoway, Tiree, Wick.
?European Destinations A: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland (Dublin)
?European Destinations B: Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Ireland (Shannon and Cork).
?Fares do not include taxes and other surcharges. The fares are subject to change of exchange rate fluctuations.
?High season surcharge applies.?
?Date changes permitted at CNY1200, except for the outbound journey. A fare difference and change fee can be paid to make date changes on the outbound journey.
?Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts.
?Other terms and conditions apply.

About British Airways
British Airways’ route network currently serves more than 179 destinations in 75 countries. The airline has been flying to mainland China for 35 years and offers daily flights from Beijing and Shanghai to London, and up to five flights a week from Chengdu to London, operated by the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner aircraft. An additional three frequencies a week will be added to the current schedule for flight service between Shanghai and London from 20 February, 2016.

Customers can also book flights on ba.com to travel to the UK and Europe from Chongqing, Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing, Sanya, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Xiamen via Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu on Air China, China Eastern Airlines or Hainan Airlines or via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair.

British Airways is investing £5 billion in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground. For Chinese customers, British Airways has improved catering for both Western and Chinese options, introduced High Life China, a Chinese-language inflight magazine, and recently announced that it will be opening two new cabin crew bases in Beijing and Shanghai, employing Chinese cabin crew to offer a bespoke service for Chinese customers.

For further information, please visit ba.com.

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