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Rail Travel

Touring Ireland by Rail

Ireland saw an 18 percent increase in overseas visitors in the first quarter of 2016 according to Tourism Ireland, which is good news for agents looking to sell unique experiences in a popular destination.

Amtrak Names Charles W. Moorman as Next President and CEO

Amtrak has named Charles W. “Wick” Moorman as the next president and CEO of the national railway system.

Rail Europe Rolls Out New Summer Promotions

Rail Europe has just announced several new promotions across its portfolio of European rail products just in time for summer.
Rocky Mountaineer has a 10-day journey in Canada that includes five days on the rails.

Explore the Great Outdoors Via Rail Travel

Whether it’s kayaking with Beluga whales or glacier hiking in Alaska, rail journeys in the U.S. and Canada get travelers into the heart of outdoor exploration.
Belmond’s high-end rail journeys take travelers through the heart of Europe. (Belmond)

Tour Talk: Rail Travel in Europe

Today’s modern traveler wants to connect with a destination’s past, and traveling via rail offers a peephole into those bygone times, a great complement to the castles, museums and cafes often visited when traveling through Europe.

INDABA 2016: Africa’s Tourism Gets Its Groove Back

When travelers come to South Africa, one of the highlights of the experience tends to be meeting the locals.

A Luxury Sleeper Train Debuts in Ireland

Belmond is debuting the first ever luxury sleeper train in Ireland, the Belmond Grand Hibernian, this August.
Chateau Lake Louise in Canada.

Uncommon Journeys Unveils Rail Trips Through Canada

Cruise and rail tour operator Uncommon Journeys has unveiled three new Canadian adventures for 2016.
A rendering of All Aboard Florida's Brightline train.

All Aboard Florida Unveils Brightline Train Service

Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, local media and the city’s movers and shakers were all in attendance at a recent press conference in Downtown Miami, where Michael Reininger, president of All Aboard Florida, unveiled the development company’s new passenger rail service, Brightline.

Miami’s Got It Going On

Miami is hotter than ever. Check these lovely figures out—no, not the sultry figures tanning on the beach—the record-breaking travel and tourism figures the destination is reporting.
Travelrs visit Denali National Park by train.

Anchorage to Talkeetna with Alaska Heritage Tours

Alaska Heritage Tours is offering a 2-day journey from Anchorage to Talkeetna, where travelers will enjoy the Alaskan wilderness via a train ride and rafting trip.
The Canadian in route.

VIA Rail Canada Drops Rates

VIA Rail Canada is dropping their rates with new Economy fares on two of its routes—between Toronto and Vancouver aboard the Canadian, and its maritime route between Montreal and Halifax aboard the Ocean.
Rail Europe offers Italy and France direct routes.

Rail Europe’s New Marseille and Milan Route

Rail Europe is offering a new direct train route between Marseille and Milan.
Mongolia Trans Siberian Train route. (Photo credit: Melissa Chau.)

G Adventures Launches Rail Program

G Adventures is launching its new rail travel program with 25 itineraries ranging from 7- to 54-day trips in more than 20 countries within Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as North America. G Adventures created this new program to meet the demand for affordable train-based trips.
Rose Island House in Newport. (Photo credit: Discover Newport.)

Rhode Island Breaks the Mold

Rhode Island—the smallest state in the U.S.—seems to constantly break the mold: it was one of the first original colonies; one of thirteen colonies to declare independence from British rule; and now one of the first states to perform same-sex marriages. But that's not all that's going on in the "The Ocean State"—there's plenty of culture, historical mansions, quaint new boutique hotels, fall festivals, and a vast foodie scene, too.
TGV Duplex.

On Track to Barcelona

Rail Europe is the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, and the hottest new high-speed offering is the expanded rail network between France and Spain: the nonstop connection that allows passengers to travel between Paris and Barcelona in just under 6.5 hours.

Chocolate-Themed Travel On Rail Europe

Chocolate, travel and Europe. What better combination can one ask for? In honor of National Train Day, which took place on May 10th, Rail Europe, Inc. has compiled a few chocolate-related European destinations and related train services. Travelers can indulge with chocolate while traveling to France, Belgium, and Switerland via Rail Europe.

Incentive Contest for Travel Agents

Rocky Mountaineer along with Anderson Vacations have an incentive contest for their agent partners that's running through July 31. Anderson Vacations will track every agent or operator Rocky Mountaineer booking for travel in 2014, with travel completed by Oct. 31. The travel agent with the highest revenue sales of Rocky Mountaineer bookings during this time period will earn a 2-day experience on board the Rocky Mountaineer in Gold Leaf service.

Five Agent Incentives & Programs

In a sea of travel agent programs, incentives, summits and information, we've rallied five new programs to help you stay ahead of the game, gain perks and indulge in FAM trips or enter to win a getaway.

Amtrak’s New Journeys Across the U.S.

Amtrak Vacations has added over 18 new rail journeys including independent and family tours throughout the U.S. to destinations such as Glacier National Park, New York City, New Orleans, Washington, DC and more.
VIA Rail Canada

VIA Rail’s Agent Incentive Month

VIA Rail Canada is offering agents a special fare between Vancouver and Jasper as part of Banff Lake Louise's Tourism Travel Agent Incentive month.
East Midlands Trains

European Rail Promotions

Rail Europe is offering agents the chance to become experts through its new training program, as well as earn rewards and savings for their clients.

Rail Europe Super Sale

Travelers planning last-minute Europe rail trips can save 35 percent off of rail travel within France, as well as to Milan and Luxembourg, with Rail Europe's TGV super sale.

New Year’s with the Northern Lights

If experiencing the Aurora Borelais is on your client's bucket list, Steppes Travel is offering a 10-day rail cruise across Russia taking place over New Year's Eve.

Bucket List Rail Travel

Unique Journeys is taking the planning out of international rail travel for agents by offering a new series of 2014-2015 rail vacation packages complete with unique experiences.

Fall Fares from Rail Europe

Rail Europe is offering two promotions this fall for your clients traveling via rail in Switzerland and Italy.

New Rocky Mountaineer Route into the U.S.

The Rocky Mountaineer has launched the new Coastal Passage route, connecting Seattle and Vancouver on rail travel to the Canadian Rockies.

Rail Europe: A Single Stop for European Rail Travel

Rail Europe offers one stop to plan and book your clients' European rail travel by combining the maps and schedules of over 50 different train companies across Europe.

Eurostar: Savings for Clients & Rewards for Agents

It's a great time to be booking select Eurostar Standard Premier tickets because right now there's something for everyone. Your clients will revel in a 20 percent discount, ride comfortably in spacious seating with generous legroom, and enjoy a complimentary light snack and refreshments, all while traveling between London and Paris or Brussels in just two hours and 15 minutes or less.

Free Upgrade from Rocky Mountaineer

From now through June 28, Rocky Mountaineer is offering a free upgrade on holiday package tours of four nights or more.

Rail Travel Freebies and Deals

Traveling through the Canadian Rockies and Europe just became easier with extra destinations added to itineraries and free first-class rail travel included in vacations.

Save up to $400 on Alaska Tours

See the Great Land with Gray Line of Alaska and save up to $400 on Alaska tours of six days or more.

Rail Savings with General Tours

Travelers embarking on General Tours' European rail journeys can now save $600, or more, per couple.

Agents Cash in With These Offers

From cash gift cards to agent seminars, we've found ways to help you become an expert at selling travel while winning prizes at the same time.

Quito’s New Airport Opens Tomorrow

Effective Feb. 20, passengers will be taking off from and landing in Quito, Ecuador at the new Mariscal Sucre Airport, located 15 miles northeast of Quito in the Tababela parish.

A Journey on the Rails

With rail offers in North America and Europe, travelers can sit back and enjoy the scenery while traveling by train.

The Wonders of Switzerland this Winter

The picturesque country of Switzerland offers more than white-powered slopes to travelers this winter season

Napa Valley Revisited

Evergreen getaway winners such as Napa Valley are, as any travel agent will attest, always top-of-mind for selling again. And again.
Rail Europe

Earn 25 Percent Commission from Rail Europe

Rail Europe is rewarding agents with commission rates at 25 percent for their bookings of the company’s Rail Protection Plan.
Fresh Tracks Canada

Train Travel Tours and Treats

Touring by train offers some solid benefits to passengers, getting them to new destinations, and making the process of getting there just as enjoyable as the destination itself.
Red Mangrove Dive Academy

Adventures for Any Element

Get active; go green. More and more often, we’re hearing slogans like this in all aspects of our daily lives. So why not incorporate these into a nice vacation, too?
Rail Europe offers two promotions through June 14.

Two Rail Europe Promotions Make Hearts Flutter

With two promotions running through June 14, Rail Europe is making it easy to get your clients from Point A to Point B…and Points C, D, and E, too.

Exeter International Offers Rail Travel with Danube Express

Exeter International is offering tours aboard the Danube Express, a historical rail tour that makes 4-, 7- and 10-day journeys with stops between Warsaw and Istanbul.

Get Rewarded When Saving Clients 20 Percent with Eurostar Standard Premier Sale

Known for whisking travelers between London, Paris and Brussels with panoramic views and in serene comfort, the Eurostar train is the most popular mode of high-speed, long-distance transportation in Europe.

Heritage is GREAT Britain: Explore Britain by Car and Rail with Avanti Destinations

Britain may be compact, but it’s big where it counts for most travelers, with its deep and rich history.

Travel by Rail

Whether it’s home or abroad, rail travel can not only cut down on travel time, it can also provide more family time.

Portugal Features Food, Wine and Relaxation

From North to South, and everywhere in between, Portugal has something for everyone.

VIA Rail Heads to Polar Bear Country

Prime polar bear season has just begun, making it an ideal time to travel aboard VIA Rail Canada’s Winnipeg-Churchill route.

A Good Turn for Bern

Lucerne may pack a beauty wallop and Geneva may be petite, squeaky-clean and international, but it’s Bern and the Emmental region that jolted our senses.

Rocky Mountaineer Debuts 2012 Virtual Brochure

Rocky Mountaineer has announced the launch of its 2012 virtual brochure featuring two new additions to its Western Canadian rail itineraries.

Save on Spain With Rail Europe

Rail Europe has launched broader fare options on Spain train tickets for North American travelers.

Seniors Save With VIA Rail Canada

VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s premier railway service, connects all corners of Canada, allowing visitors to enjoy far-off regions like Churchill, Gaspe and Prince Rupert.