Regular readers of our blog will have seen our very own Aaron Gowell's journey to and from Paris, putting train and air travel to the test. That was the inspiration for our latest cartoon highlighting some of the many benefits of rail travel - click below to meet Joe & Jack.
Some say, if you want to know what’s ahead, simply look to the younger generation. With the majority of the world’s population under the age of 30, and possessing a digital shadow, it’s not difficult to do so. Since 2011 more smartphones have been sold worldwide than desktop computers thereby making conversing with digital ‘natives’ through mobile apps and social media even easier.
Last month at the GBTA conference in San Diego, SilverRail were honoured to win the Spotlight on Transformation which "focuses on the future thought leaders of business travel management and highlights successful innovators that allow the travel manager and the corporate traveler to elevate the business of travel". That sounds like us!!
Please watch the video below to see the awards ceremony.
We are extremely excited to announce that we have acquiried the Journey Planning business from Jeppesen, a division of Boeing, to help further our strategy to provide consumers a single source to plan and book rail journeys, anywhere in the world. As part of the acquisition, the team is expanding considerably, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team moving forward.
A couple of months ago, we brought you a Travel Manager's view of rail. This month, it's the turn of Stanislas Berteloot from KDS, a Self Booking Tool, to share his thoughts on what their customers are looking for and why they chose to integrate rail.
If ever there was a way to graphically highlight the need for high-speed rail in Europe, this is it.
The BBC in Europe reported some very interesting graphics representing global flight paths. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-22657086). Michael Markieta, a transportation planner at global engineering and design firm Arup, has spent the past year developing visualisations of flight paths crossing the globe.
Europe has the world’s most crowed airspace with a concentration of major cities and airport hubs.
We're very pleased to announce our latest addition to the content available through SilverRail: SJ, the largest train operator in Sweden. Please see the full press release below.
SJ, Sweden’s Largest Rail Operator, Partners with SilverRail in Global Initiative
Previously, we have talked about standardisation of information flows in the air industry, as well as some case studies of some of the major players in that market.
The development of ticket distribution market in rail is actually following an amazingly similar trajectory, which is providing some great lessons learned as we progress in this market.
With GBTA Europe just around the corner, we are packing our bags again and heading to Prague. Will we see you there? Cameron Jones, Chief Commercial Officer and Ami Taylor, Senior Director Account Development will be on hand to answer your rail questions and give you the latest updates about what we're up to here at SilverRail.