FIT Ruums on track to distribute Rail Europe in Asia

B2B travel distributor FIT Ruums has partnered Rail Europe to offer travel agents in Asia train tickets and rail passes from 35 rail networks across Europe.

The service is now available to FIT Ruums’ partners in South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan via rail@fitruums.com, and will expand to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China and India at a later stage.

France’s SNCF pulling into Paris central station

Rail Europe works with Europe’s largest rail companies, including France’s SNCF, Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, Italy’s Trenitalia, the UK’s Virgin Trains, and the cross-channel Eurostar. It offers single and return journey tickets, plus national and regional rail passes on rail services ranging from sleeper trains to high-speed railways and scenic routes.

The move comes amid booming demand for European rail travel in Asia. The number of Asians travelling on European trains reached nearly 1.1 million in the first five months of 2017, 9.6 per cent more than same period last year.

The trend has prompted key players in both B2B and B2C travel distribution to take steps towards integrating rail content in recent months.

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