UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — Eurail has launched a new distribution platform that will allow travel companies and OTAs to more easily sell Eurail Passes.
Featuring 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 customers.
“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 travellers, 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 launch of the new program comes on the heels of the 2020 launch of the Eurail Mobile Pass (mPass), which was an instant success. It allows for 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.
Eurail’s Global and One Country Passes also offer many benefits, including discounts on available 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. Travellers 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.