A new study commissioned by Thalys suggests that taking the train is not only generally cheaper and often faster, but that the increased productivity available for passengers is enough to swing the decision towards rail over air, particularly for corporate travellers.
One of the things we pride ourselves on at SilverRail is our ability to bring competitive fares to our partners. We offer transparency in the fares we provide to our customers, passing through the same price customers would find on a rail carriers own website. This means you get the best price in the market with the ease of use and accessibility that you would expect from your favourite travel website.
It’s a busy year for us here at SilverRail with a number of new rail lines being integrated. The next live connection we will be launching is the Spanish rail carrier; Renfe - live in our system in the next two months!
By no means do we think we are the only ones forecasting the world at the start of the year, but we thought it would be worth sharing some of our thoughts on the likely developments in the travel industry over the course of 2013. Below you’ll get our version of the crystal ball, with the top 5 trends in travel for 2013! We’d love to get your thoughts and responses in the comments below.
With so many companies looking at their CO2 footprint, we completed some analysis looking at the environmental impact of travelling by train. To see our findings, just watch our 1 minute video.
As many parts of the world continue forward with an uncertain economic future, there may be some relief on the horizon in the form of High Speed Rail.
At SilverRail we've come across four items that suggest there could be a direct link between High Speed Rail and GDP growth:
Over the course of the last couple of months, some members of the SilverRail team have attended some major travel conferences (ACTE in Rome, GBTA in Budapest and PhocusWright in Scottsdale), all of which highlighted an interesting divide in the corporate travel market as it relates to online self-booking tools.
Will the market stay with the traditional mandated self-booking tool for all travel? Or will the “book where-ever you want” model take hold, giving travelers more freedom in their booking choices?