Rail Europe has announced its 2011 results, revealing sales at the ticket distributor grew by 28 per cent when compared to 2010.
In total, the operator saw sales turnover reach €175 million, with more than two million travellers choosing to ride with Rail Europe in 2011.
“Our results are more than excellent, considering the global economic context,” said Waleed Ahmed regional manager of Rail Europe Middle East.
“Last year was an intense year, where we consolidated our technological advance, developed strategic partnerships and further strengthened our commercial and marketing presence.
“We are now more than ever ready to face 2012’s new challenges, in a very competitive environment.”
Rail Europe 2011 - The year in review
- Rail Europe developed and launched an online breaking website for travel trade across the Middle East. This online portal includes a wide range of train tickets and passes worldwide with availability of booking based on commission basis.
- Rail Europe’s Support Centre (in Mumbai, India) to improve the service offered to Rail Europe partners and clients.
Launch of a multi-carrier “Print @ Home” ticketing platform, which allows travel agents to issue, until the last minute, and from the same distribution system, E-tickets for varied train operators including TGV, Eurostar and Thalys.
- Signature of a direct distribution agreement with Renfe, the national Railways of Spain, allowing Rail Europe to sell Renfe’s most attractive fares, thanks to a direct connection between the companies’ distribution systems.