Rail Europe Upgrades Agent Booking Site; Offers Deal

Rail Europe has announced an upgraded travel agent booking site, agent.raileurope.com that now includes Amtrak USA Passenger Rail products in addition to the broad range of European rail passes and tickets previously available on the site.

The enhanced website offers new features that let travel agents book train tickets in Europe and North America, explore detailed train and train station information, as well as access order history status and easily view agent commissions.

The new Amtrak booking function allows agents who offer rail products one-stop shopping for both domestic and European route ticketing. Booking functions on agent.raileurope.com allow for planning rail travel itineraries throughout America, in all classes of service. Amtrak tickets can be printed and picked up from any Quik-Trak, Amtrak’s self-service ticketing kiosks located in many stations across the U.S. In addition, Rail Europe will offer the USA Rail Pass which has a variety of options to provide travelers with significant savings on train travel.

To promote their new partnership with Amtrak and to encourage agents to become familiar with the new site and begin booking online on the improved agent.raileurope.com, the company plans to launch a booking incentive offering agents who make their first online booking of over $250, a $10 amazon.com gift card. These agents will then be entered to win a ride on the Rail Europe Inc./Amtrak Celebration Express. Rail Europe will draw the names of 50 winning travel agents in January 2010 to socialize on board the Celebration Express, traveling from New York to Washington, DC on Acela Express in February 2010. This incentive is valid for bookings made between September 15 and October 31. Terms and conditions as well as entry details can be found on agent.raileurope.com.

To book any of Rail Europe’s railpasses and point-to-point tickets on trains throughout Europe & North America, visit Rail Europe’s website for travel agents at agent.raileurope.com or call Rail Europe at 888-382-7245 (U.S.) or 1-800-361-7245 (Canada).  To book European rail for groups of 10 or more, visit the Group Department at www.raileurope.com/group-travel/group-travel.html.