Worldspan Adds Via Rail To GDS.

Travel agents can now book VIA Rail Canada products, including the popular transcontinental train service, directly through Worldspan.

VIA Rail`s Western Transcontinental, the Canadian, covers the 3,000-mile journey between Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in three days, and has become a favorite “rail cruise” among travellers throughout North America. Worldspan travel agents in Canada and the United States can now view availability, book and ticket VIA Rail transcontinental trains right from their desktop, without picking up the phone.

For greater ease and productivity, agents can book and ticket the transcontinental trains using standard airline formats. The system automatically adds the rail segment to the passenger itinerary, along with air, hotel, car and other non-air segments.