We’re creating a more connected travel industry, underpinned by sustainability and long-term investor relations.
The future of global travel is multimodal where travellers regularly and easily combine different transport modes, that best match their journey requirements door-to-door. The European Commission’s vision sets Europe as the world’s first multimodal travel hub.
Rail is at the heart of this vision, for long and medium-distance journeys, providing urban rail services, and often serving as the link between airline services and other modes of ground transport.
Ensuring the traveller of tomorrow enjoys a seamless travel experience, from their initial search, right through to arrival at their destination, requires collaboration between different transport and infrastructure providers.
We see a big opportunity in collaboration for railways that would lead to new revenues, greater reach to international passengers and better efficiencies.
Travellers need inspiration: when it comes to planning a leisure trip, 49% of travellers in the developed markets and 66% in emerging markets do not have a destination in mind*. Rail needs to be at the forefront of where the traveller is looking when planning a trip.
Searching, planning and booking a trip across multiple destinations is not easy, and empowering inspiration is even harder when it involves multiple transport modes.
For railways this means a new challenge: to adapt to new ways in serving the traveller.
This can be achieved through collaboration with other modes of transport, by choosing the right distribution channels and most importantly, by making rail an integral part of the travel ecosystem...
It's important for corporations and business travellers to have a booking tool that provides the total trip cost, journey time (door-to-door) and CO² emissions. It's added value for the customer and helps reduce overall travel expenses for the corporation. For Travel Management Companies (TMC), this is the step towards real multi-modal trip management.
The successful story of the lastminute.com, Eurostar and Amadeus partnership: with the help of Amadeus technology, Eurostar is now selling its full offer on lastminute.com, proposing rail trips and packages that are quick and easy to book.
Find out the Thalys success thanks to the partnership with Amadeus to sell Rail on a combined Air-Rail Display.
Find out the Thalys success thanks to the partnership with Amadeus to sell Rail on a combined Air-Rail Display.Learn more