Wandrian Appoints New CEO; Joins Amadeus

New hire Bret Gordon has been announced as the new president and CEO of Wandrian, parent company of such rail product sites as RailAgent.com, RailPass.com and InternationalRail.com. Separately, Amadeus announced that the two companies have signed a distribution agreement. Gordon will lead the business development, marketing, operations and technology teams to grow new markets, partnerships and geographic expansion, the company said in a statement. Previously, Gordon led National Leisure Group vacation business, which powered such brands as Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Yahoo and Orbitz. The agreement between Amadeus and Wandrian distributes rail content to travel agents outside of Europe through the web-based Amadeus Rail Agent, giving agents access to schedules, maps, images and destination information. "Providing innovative e-commerce solutions that facilitate the distribution of rail tickets is an integral part of our strategy and we feel that this partnership with Amadeus will bring travel agents a rounded solution to enable the effective sale of rail tickets while fulfilling their back-office needs," Gordon said in a statement.