Travelport facilitates rail bookings for UAE travel agents

22nd Mar 2012
Travelport facilitates rail bookings for UAE travel agents

Global travel services provider Travelport announces that it has teamed up with Rail Europe to offer the UAE travel trade rail products from across Europe and beyond. Travel agents in the country are now able to conveniently book rail travel using Travelport’s online portal Rooms and More.

As the world’s leading distributor of rail products, Rail Europe offers tickets and passes from high profile rail operators. Rail Europe offers a direct access to book European railways such as Eurostar, Rail Australia, Amtrak in the US, VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer in Canada, Korea rail Pass, Japan Rail Pass and more. Agents are now able to purchase a wide range of point-to-point tickets and rail passes online with attractive commissionable fares.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Travelport to offer travel agents in the UAE diverse rail content that enriches their customer’s travel experiences,” said Pierre-Stéphane Austi, CEO, Rail Europe. “Our products cater to the growing number of travellers who are opting for a more scenic and cost-effective way to get around.”

Rabih Saab, Travelport’s President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa said, “Our partnership with Rail Europe has made Travelport Rooms and More even more invaluable to agents in the UAE, helping them enhance their customer service by quickly being able to find and book all of the hotel, car, and now rail content that they need.”

Travelport Rooms and More combines the consumer insights, Meta search functionality and user interface to deliver a completely integrated booking platform. Travelport’s activation of rail bookings in the UAE follows last year’s roll-out in KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.  Both Travelport and non-Travelport affiliated agents in these countries can make Rail Europe bookings via the following URL: www.travelportroomsandmore.com

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