Expedia takes rail seriously with new purchase

Travel sales giant buys rail search and booking tool
With rail becoming an increasingly popular mode of regional transport throughout Europe and Asia, it is now by some estimates the fastest growing sector in travel with over €30 billion in rail tickets sold in Europe alone.
Now the US-based travel sales company Expedia is recognising this fact by buying SilverRail Technologies, a UK firm that “consolidates passenger rail ticket booking and search”.
As part of the partnership, the rail distribution platform will power search and ticketing of rail services, in a process similar to Expedia’s hotel, air and car hire channels. The new rail channel is expected to go live in 2016.
The deal is “one of the significant partnerships we have signed”, claims SilverRail CEO Aaron Gowell.


Check Also

Boston, Miami, flights, SAS, Copenhagen, USA, destinations, Trump, capacity, airline, Scandinavia, Nordic

SAS upgrades Boston, axes Miami

The Scandinavian airline says it is responding to rising summertime demand for Boston – but it is cancelling Miami to do it.

Flixbus, coach, bus, Denmark, Stockholm, crash, accident, Germany, Rostock, Linstow, autobahn, ditch, Berlin

Stockholm-Berlin via Copenhagen bus crashes

The Flixbus long-distance bus fell over on its side in Germany this morning, resulting in serious injuries.


3 SALES & OPERATIONS MANAGERS – Chinese, Italian & Spanish 7 OPERATIONS COORDINATORS – English, ...

airBaltic, Tallinn, flights, routes, Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, Oslo, Estonia, Baltics, Riga, Stuttgart, Malaga, Brussels

airBaltic to link Tallinn to all Nordic capitals

The Latvian airline is expanding its presence in Tallinn, announcing its first destinations for summer 2019.

Benjamin Smith, Air Canada, Air France, KLM, ceo, chief executive, appoint, unions, French, Analysis, airline, nationality

Unions angry new Air France CEO isn’t French

It is “inconceivable”, unions say, that Air France-KLM would name Air Canada COO Benjamin Smith.

(DK) Sales Representative – Copenhagen

LOT POLISH AIRLINES LOT Polish Airlines is a modern airline that connects New Europe with ...