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Eurostar reports record passenger numbers for first quarter

Eurostar reports record passenger numbers for first quarter

Eurostar has reported a strong performance in the first quarter of 2018 with record quarter one passenger volumes. Sales revenues grew by nine per cent year-on-year, up to £253 million in 2018 from £232 million last year, while passenger numbers increased by four per cent to 2.36 million.

Harris to join Rocky Mountaineer as business development manager

Harris to join Rocky Mountaineer as business development manager

Rocky Mountaineer has announced the recruitment of Steven Harris as business development manager, EMEA and India. Harris joins Rocky Mountaineer from MSC Cruises where he worked for the past ten years in a variety of roles, most recently as national account manager.

French rail strikes hit services at Eurostar

French rail strikes hit services at Eurostar

Eurostar has cancelled a number of trains to and from Paris, Lille and Brussels today as French railway workers begin three months of rolling strikes. Cancellations are also expected tomorrow.

Skyscanner expands into train bookings following Ctrip deal

Skyscanner expands into train bookings following Ctrip deal

Skyscanner has launched a train booking feature, diversifying the travel search engine’s offering to UK travellers. Alongside its flight, hotel and car hire offerings, the feature allows UK travellers using its iOS app to search for cheap rail tickets for UK journeys with ease and without booking fees.

Trainline signs partnership with ÖBB, Austria

Trainline signs partnership with ÖBB, Austria

Trainline has signed a partnership with Austrian Railways, ÖBB. The deal means that Trainline now provides its customers with full coverage of Austrian rail and coach, making it the only independent digital platform to connect all the country’s carriers.

Inca Rail launches new 360° Machu Picchu Train

Inca Rail launches new 360° Machu Picchu Train

Travellers venturing to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will now have an even wider choice of train travel available to them as Inca Rail launches its brand-new service, the 360° Machu Picchu Train.