Swiss Rail SavingsDecember 17, 2007 By: Travel Agent Central Contributor Travel Agent
Save clients up to 15 percent on Swiss Passes by purchasing tickets through Rail Europe.
Purchasing tickets before arriving abroad saves clients money lost on the exchange rate and also earns agents commissions, which start at 5 percent for electronic bookings.
“Most travelers assume that they get a better deal locally, rather than buying here at home,” said Frederic Langlois, president and CEO of Rail Europe. The dollar prices of all Swiss Travel System products sold in North America by Rail Europe are fixed for the entire year.
In 2008, The Swiss Pass starts at $174 for second-class tickets or $261 for first-class tickets , per adult, and valid for four consecutive days of travel on Swiss trains, postal buses, city transit systems and lake steamers. The price is guaranteed for the whole year.