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Hahn Air signs Eurostar partnership

Hahn Air signs Eurostar partnership

Hahn Air is expanding its network of over 300 air, rail and shuttle partners with high-speed rail operator Eurostar. The UK-based train services are now available to travel agents worldwide for ticketing on Hahn Air’s HR-169 document with the exception of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Voyages-sncf signs major partnership with Alitrip in China

Voyages-sncf signs major partnership with Alitrip in China

Voyages-sncf.com, a major player in European tourism, continues to expand its operations in China. Having opened a subsidiary in Shanghai last March, the group has signed an agreement with Alitrip to promote and sell French and European rail travel packages.

bmi regional signs partnership with Virgin Trains

bmi regional signs partnership with Virgin Trains

bmi regional is partnering with Virgin Trains to add a train travel booking facility to its website, making it easier for customers to travel beyond Birmingham International. The news comes as the carrier reveals plans to establish a new base at Birmingham with services to Graz, Gothenburg and Nuremberg.

Eurostar opens new Business Premier Lounge in Paris

Eurostar opens new Business Premier Lounge in Paris

Eurostar has thrown open the doors to its new Business Premier lounge in Paris Gare du Nord. With business passengers increasingly choosing high-speed rail over plane travel, the new lounge offers a stylish, comfortable environment for both working and relaxing.

End in sight for Southern Rail strikes

End in sight for Southern Rail strikes

Following two weeks of intensive talks, ASLEF and GTR Southern have reached a provision agreement on the long-running dispute between the two. The talks have sought to resolve the on-going dispute between train divers and Southern Rail.

UK train companies to overhaul ticketing systems

UK train companies to overhaul ticketing systems

Changes to rail fares that would guarantee customers simpler fares and the best possible deal every time they travel are set to be trialled by train companies. Passengers on trains between London and Sheffield or Scotland will be among the first to benefit from an overhaul of rail fare regulations as part of the tests agreed between train companies and the government.

SNCF launches TGVmax to young passengers in France

SNCF launches TGVmax to young passengers in France

SNCF has launched TGVmax, the first unlimited travel pass for young travellers. Available to those aged 16-27, young adults can explore every corner of France in complete freedom, enjoying unlimited travel on all TGV and Intercités trains requiring reservations.

New sales appointment for Rocky Mountaineer

New sales appointment for Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer has announced the appointment of Sarah Revell to the newly created role of training and sales account executive. Revell joins the UK team with responsibility for the Irish market, where she will focus on building partner relations with business-to-business operators and business development, in addition to growing Rocky Mountaineer’s brand awareness in the country.

Passengers endorse Heathrow Express service

Passengers endorse Heathrow Express service

Heathrow Express has received an overall satisfaction rate of 96 per cent from the latest National Rail Passenger Survey, placing it head and shoulders above the national average of 81 per cent and 17 percentage points ahead of the London & South East average of 80 per cent.

Southern set to restore full UK rail service

Southern set to restore full UK rail service

Southern members of the ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action in the UK, including strikes due to take place next week. As a result, the train operator will return to a full service from Tuesday, January 24th.