teams up with Rail Europe

21st Apr 2011 teams up with Rail Europe, the global market leader in online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market has today announced that it has signed a partnership deal with Rail Europe Ltd, the UK’s leading expert in European train travel. The new partnership will exclusively provide hostels, B&Bs, budget hotels and other types of budget accommodation to Rail Europe’s customers.

Rail Europe Ltd users will now be able to book directly on the site, allowing them to access their vast accommodation inventory of over 25,000 properties throughout Europe and the rest of the world. It will also enable them to benefit from the great features of including property descriptions and photos, over 3.5 million genuine user ratings and reviews, travel services and extensive award winning content from travel videos and podcasts to free pocket guides and more.

Reservations can be secured easily and instantly by paying a 10% deposit, with the balance paid on arrival at the property, making the process of finding great value quality accommodation simple. Search’s great value accommodation via the Money Savers section of or check out the Festival pages to find the perfect post-party bed.

Yvonne Finlay, Group Partnerships Manager with said: ”We’re absolutely delighted to announce such an integral relationship with a well established brand as Rail Europe Ltd. We are now in a unique position to provide the widest range of affordable accommodation to millions travelling by train right across Europe. Whether staying in an eco hostel in Prague, a party hostel in Budapest or a boutique hostel in Florence, offers the biggest choice of budget accommodation for people of all ages. Hostels are no longer just for the 20-something backpacker – along with dorm rooms many hostels now offer private rooms, ensuite bathrooms, free internet, pools, bars and restaurants along with excellent locations and a unique social experience that is unmatched by any hotel.”

Yvonne continued: “ prides itself on the 3 c’s - choice, content and customer service - giving travellers the security and assurance of knowing they can ‘sleep easy’ by booking with the very best. This partnership is one of a number we look forward to announcing in 2011’’



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