today announced that it
is the first software provider to have successfully completed SNCF
certification. Thanks to this certification, companies can now book directly
train tickets over the Internet.
SNCF mandatory certification demonstrates the ability of technology partners
to effectively deliver rail reservation capabilities to companies.
Providing business travellers with the ability to book train tickets online
with SNCF, Eurostar and Thalys marks a key step towards electronic travel
management in Europe. The solution enables to do comparison shopping for
transportation services (airlines and railways) in a single click, on a
single page. Tickets can be issued and sent by company`s travel agency. In
addition, Traveldoo enables to book simultaneously flights, trains, hotel
rooms and rental cars from multiple reservation sources. A business
traveller leaving from Lyon, France can benefit from a “one-stop-shop” to
quickly book a train for Paris, then a flight to New York, rent a car at the
airport and reserve a hotel room, all within company`s travel policy.
“We are very pleased to be the first to bring the long-awaited online
corporate booking solution for both French domestic rail services and
international rail travel with Eurostar and Thalys”, said Nabih El Aroussi,
CEO, Traveldoo. “This new development further illustrates our ability to
deliver on our promises”.
“SNCF is committed to give corporate customers ever easier access to its
products. Selling tickets online to business travellers, now available
through our partnership with Traveldoo, is a major step in this direction”,
said Cécile Queille, Deputy Director, SNCF.
Rail booking functionality is available to large organisations through
Traveldoo ShopSite(tm), and can be accessed by SME through online travel
agencies using Traveldoo Portal(tm).
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