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Global rail growth is making travel sellers to see rail travel as a powerful area. As a consequence, there is a need to improve the rail offer and rail booking processes. But there is common frustration: the rail booking complexity. Could a rail GDS ease the rail booking complexity for travel sellers?
Travel seller's dream would be booking rail as easy as they book air travel. For railways would be:
Currently, the unstandardized rail industry requires travel agencies to have specific expertise to book rail. Making rail a difficult and costly service to offer.
For selling rail effectively, you will need to rely on a Global Distribution System (GDS). A simplified, automated end-to-end rail online booking tool that links front, mid and back-office. Making it easy to compare price and availability. Standardising all rail providers bookings.
A system like this would represent a change in your business model. A simplified tool with shorter training times.
“Without no training, I could successfully book one round trip on the Brussels – London route, for an adult and a child. Very intuitive and easy to understand tool.” CHRISTINA MÖTHE, Travel Agent, FIRST Business Travel
Looking further ahead, a rail GDS could allow you to:
AsTAP TSI and European deregulation accelerate the necessary data sharing, collaboration and standardisation are still needed.
We have been developing the rail technology solutions needed to make the rail GDS a reality with RAILyourWAY. A combination of IT solutions for travel agencies and railways. Railway's adoption of a multi-provider and multi-channel Global Rail Sales Platform will be an important milestone. But the most important will be Rail Display's adoption.
This solution will allow travel agencies to perform a large volume of rail bookings using a single interface without requiring any expertise. Once adopted, railways' offer will be available to agents worldwide, making it simple for agents to book global rail travel.
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