UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – Eurail, the train Pass that allows rail travel throughout 33 European countries with a single Pass, has unveiled a new distribution platform providing OTAs and travel companies with the ability to more easily sell Eurail Passes.
With a hassle-free API connection, distributors can seamlessly integrate, sell and issue Passes online or connect through the Eurail Ticketing System (ETS) for offline point of sales. Now, travel companies of all sizes can expand their product offerings, providing railway Passes as an added option for their customers.
The launch of Eurail’s new distribution program comes on the heels of the 2020 launch of the Eurail Mobile Pass (mPass). The introduction of the mPass was an instant success, changing the landscape of rail travel with click-of-the-button booking and activation for consumers, in addition to a safe and efficient centralized system for carriers with enhanced sales and customer insights.
“The platform simplifies the way we do business, while allowing new and established partners a turnkey way to become sales agents of our commissionable products,” said Yi Ding, business and growth manager at Eurail. “While our Passes have always been a popular choice for savvy travelers, the current demand for flexibility coupled with the continuous growth of sustainable travel leads us to project very strong demand in 2022 and beyond as Europe travel bounces back.”
The benefits of Eurail Global and One Country Passes are many, with discounts available on Youth and Senior Passes, plus children travel free with an adult. Passes can be used within 11 months after purchase, with full flexibility in itinerary and starting date of the trip. Travelers can manage their trips independently with the Rail Planner app, including the ability to change or postpone travel plans at a limited cost as part of Eurail’s flexible refund and exchange policy. They can also take advantage of deals through Eurail’s dedicated partners.