Queensland Rail is turning back the clock and returning the old Ascot station to its former glory following the commencement of conservation work on the historic building.
Queensland Rail Travel continues to be a shining light in the state’s tourism industry, with the organisation breaking all manner of records in April and across the third quarter of the financial year.
Soaring demand at Queensland Rail Travel saw the organisation break a number of sales records in April and across the third quarter of the financial year. Figures have received a major boost thanks to a large increase in the number of interstate travellers using Queensland Rail Travel services.
Queensland Rail Travel is set to deliver a greater number of international tourists to the state’s regional tourism hotspots with great savings available for overseas backpackers. International visitors who have a valid hostel or backpacker card can save up to 40 per cent off the normal fare for point-to-point journeys on Queensland Rail Travel’s long distance services.
Regardless of whether travelling by plane, train, or automobile in 2012, Queensland Rail Travel has a multitude of holiday options for travellers as part of the latest stage of its successful All the holiday you can take campaign. Rail/fly and rail/drive packages are the cornerstone of the latest experiences on offer, which give customers the flexibility to travel the way they want to, while still enjoying the relaxing nature of reaching a destination by rail.
Queensland Rail is breathing new life into its travel brand with revamped travel centres set to catch the eye. Chief customer officer, Cathy Heffernan, said the bright, new shop fronts served as a billboard for the new Queensland Rail Travel brand.
A momentary lapse in concentration or rushing to make a train could cost people a happy new year with slip, trips and falls making up nearly 65 per cent of injuries on the Queensland Rail City network.
Exploration of Queensland’s fascinating Outback is about to become more luxurious with guests to experience a step up in class when they make the journey west on the Spirit of the Outback train.
Queensland Rail is rolling out the red carpet for its special guest, as Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to spread the Christmas cheer across the City network from 12 to 16 December.
Queensland Rail Travel has set its sights on cracking the lucrative North American travel market with the appointment of experienced tourism specialist, Luke Jones, to handle promotion on the continent. Jones, who has over 14 years’ experience in tourism marketing and management, primarily with Tourism Australia, will take on the role through his company Advocate Travel Marketing.
Queensland Rail Travel will offer specially discounted fares this week to Qantas passengers stranded by the airline’s grounding.
Queensland Rail is reminding customers who use South Brisbane railway station to plan alternative arrangements in preparation for the six-week station closure beginning at the end of October.