Cross-border ticketing has elusive for travel companies, but US-based SilverRail is establishing industry standards for online B2B rail distribution globally — just like GDSs did in the air ticketing years ago.
SNCF’s joint subsidiary with Expedia has rebranded the French railway’s B2B site, and the B2C site in Europe will be rebranded, too, around the end of 2013.
Mark Smith, founder of rail traveler’s bible, The Man in Seat 61, says he spends his life railing at SNCF’s Machiavellian approach to international distribution.
Loco2 now offers tickets from both SNCF and Deutsche Bahn, the two largest rail operators in the EU, to UK travelers.
Aiming to be the Expedia of European train travel, Capitaine Train is the first booking site to distribute all of the offers of the two major railway companies in Europe: SNCF and Deutsche Bahn.
Fledgling rail search and booking site Quno is preparing for the European rail landgrab after removing its Beta label this week and setting bold plans for the continent.
Big day for Eurostar as it finally unveils new trains for its continental rail routes, including a big push on tech-driven passenger services.