Visit Florida

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011

ebookers to sell rail tickets

Online travel agency ebookers is to start selling domestic and international rail tickets for the first time after entering into a partnership with SilverRail Technologies.

It plans to offer stand-alone rail tickets as well as packaged rail journeys including hotels and other products from next year.

Ebookers' rail search and booking will be powered by SilverCore, a global rail platform developed by SilverRail. It says this has removed the complexity of selling international rail which previously prevented travel agents from selling train tickets online.

 “Rail is fast becoming a popular mode of travel and we are excited by the prospect of being able to offer it to our customers across Europe,” said ebookers president Tamer Tamar.

“SilverRail has been able to solve issues around various complex rail ticketing systems, and the addition of rail to our product portfolio enhances our ‘book easier. travel happier’ value proposition.”

ebookers will have access to all of SilverRail’s global connections, which currently include the UK, US, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Additional rail operators across Europe will be added in time.

“Everyone is talking about rail as the way forward, yet none of the major online travel agents are able to sell it. There are a few one-off solutions that integrate a single rail operator, but this will be the first time multiple rail operators in multiple countries will be available through a single search,” said SilverRail CEO Aaron Gowell.



By Linsey McNeill

Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Do you think Brits will be travelling on holiday to the Med this summer ?


TravelMole's Graham McKenzie talks with Micheal Ros, Hotel Booking disruptor Bidroom

Jerad Bachar of Pittsburgh about the future of city tourism

The Travel Industry since the 1950's we speak to the author of a new book ...

Business Travel in 2020 -How bad was it and what about recovery?

Covid Free Anguilla - we speak to the Tourist Board

Follow me to Tuolumne - Califonia destination in the heart of Yosemite