InterRailNet.com has launched RailDance Express, http://www.raildance-express.eu , an online game for aspiring InterRailers to experience the freedom of exploring different countries across Europe. RailDance Express aims to demonstrate the flexibility of the InterRail experience, as well as highlighting the vast travel possibilities by simulating a 15 day journey through Europe. Players also have the opportunity to win free InterRail passes.
The game is hosted by http://www.InterRailNet.com , the official InterRail website and pan-European sales channel for InterRail passes. Players travel through Europe, visiting landmarks in each of the major cities.
The object of the game is to travel as far as possible and dance with as many other InterRailers as possible along the way. A free ‘InterRail Global Pass’, valid for 22 days of continuous travel, will be awarded on a weekly basis to the highest scorer. Additionally, during July, August and September, four winners will be drawn from the top 100 scorers each month to also win a pass. Winners and updates are announced on the InterRail weblog http://www.interrail-station.eu which covers various pieces of InterRail news.
To coincide with the game, the online television channel Europocket.tv, supported by the European parliament, is broadcasting a show every weekday throughout August featuring two of their reporters on an InterRail trip. The reporters will visit a variety of destinations and will interview participants of the Rails Of Peace project in Vienna(1). The daily shows can be seen on the websites http://www.europocket.tv and the InterRail weblog http://www.interrail-station.eu .
Commenting on the launch, Stephan Verveen, Head of Business Innovation for InterRailNet.com, said: “InterRailNet.com was looking for an innovative way to celebrate the launch of its new online sales channel which took place earlier this year. With this game, the weblog and the partnership with EuroPocket.tv, we hope to do just that. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors on our sites and increasing our interaction with InterRailers across all of Europe. Come raildancing with us!”