With this collaboration, both companies aim to inspire travellers worldwide to explore the enchanting landscapes and vibrant culture of Spain by rail, in a sustainable and memorable manner.
SHANGHAI – Leading global travel platform Trip.com Group has joined forces with Renfe, the Spanish rail operator, to offer travellers a unique and convenient way to explore the beauty of Spain through its extensive train network. As international travel rebounds, with a particular resurgence in Asian and Chinese markets following pandemic-related restrictions, Spain remains a top favourite among globetrotters. The collaboration is set to provide these global travellers with a comfortable and immersive way to experience the rich tapestry of Spain through Renfe’s train services, which travellers can access through Trip.com and Ctrip.
Alvaro Ungurean, Commercial Director of the International Train Department at Trip.com Group, expressed his enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, “Spain’s incredible tourism offerings, which encompass a diverse range of destinations, a wealth of historical heritage, vibrant culture and art, exceptional gastronomy, and renowned wine tourism, align perfectly with Trip.com Group’s commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences. We are excited to place Spain at the forefront of our train travel initiatives, and we anticipate rapid growth in our collaboration with Renfe.”
One of the key pillars of this collaboration is a shared commitment to sustainable tourism. Renfe, which covers the largest number of destinations and operates the most extensive high-speed rail infrastructure within Spain, also holds the distinction of being the first certified green energy buyer in the country. Trip.com Group is dedicated to promoting sustainable travel, and through this partnership reinforces its efforts to eco-friendly travel.
Based on Trip.com Group’s recent data, search volume for flight and accommodations to Spain rose by 6% and 3% in August this year, compared to July, underscoring the positive uptick in global travel demand.
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