Amadeus has signed an exclusive deal with Wandrian, a global rail specialist, to distribute rail content to travel agents outside Europe who want to book rail globally. (6/28/2007)
Through the advanced web-based system Amadeus RailAgent, travel agents outside Europe will have online connectivity and tools enabling them to book global rail passes and point-to-point tickets for travel in Europe, the US and Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. Amadeus RailAgent will offer high-speed trains and scenic trains such as Eurostar, Trenitalia, BritRail, Thalys, TGV, ICE, VIA Rail and Rail Australia.
“Providing innovative e-commerce solutions that facilitate the distribution of rail tickets is an integral part of our strategy and we feel that this partnership with Amadeus will bring travel agents a rounded solution to enable the effective sale of rail tickets while fulfilling their back-office needs,” said Bret Gordon, CEO, Wandrian.
Albert Pozo, Managing Director, Travel Services & Leisure, Amadeus said this specific solution will allow travel agencies outside Europe to be able to book rail content worldwide, which had been a difficult challenge in the past.
Amadeus RailAgent is integrated into the travel agent’s back-office system for tracking, accounting and billing purposes. Amadeus gives travel agents access to a range of rail content including availabilities, schedules, maps, images, destination and local weather information. The user-friendly interface includes a state-of-the-art rail planning tool, which allows travel agents to produce a customised itinerary for travellers; the system also allows booking and payment for inter-modal itineraries (combining air, rail and car) in the same platform. These features enable agents to offer complete and tailored service to each customer, enhance satisfaction, and increase customer loyalty.
Amadeus signs international rail distribution agreement with Wandrian