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Italy's rail deregulation results 

Posted by Eve-Marie Morgo on February 12, 2018

Back in 2012, Italy opened its doors to rail competitionNTV Italo became the first privately owned company entering Italy's high-speed rail network. Six years later, we analyze the results.  

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Is Spain ready for the rail liberalization?

Posted by Marta Desviat on January 25, 2018

The Hotusa Group celebrated last January, the IV Forum of Innovation in Tourism. Representatives from the technological, tourism and travel industries debated the opportunities that technology and innovation mean for Spain and its driving force: inbound tourism.

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2018 digital trends shaping rail travel

Posted by Marta Desviat on January 22, 2018

2018 looks like a busy year for digital trends. Are you ready to embrace them? We talked to Konstanze Kossack, from Future Candy, an innovation company, to discuss how technology will impact the rail industry this year.

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Trans Metropolitan: the challenges of a new rail entrant

Posted by Marta Desviat on January 15, 2018

Which challenges is a new entrant facing in a rail deregulated market? Hear from Sven Gossel, Trans Metropolitan Railways CEO, at the Amadeus Rail Forum.

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Blockchain in rail travel

Posted by Marta Desviat on January 08, 2018

Last November, we discussed the rail future at the World Rail Festival, and blockchain technology was part of it. What is this new technology? What are the potential use cases that will transform rail travel? Keep on reading to discover our latest whitepaper: ‘Blockchain: harnessing its potential in travel’.

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High-Speed rail to go skiing: an upward trend

Posted by Eve-Marie Morgo on December 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again when skiers start getting excited about the first white glimpse of the mountain tops. Another winter season starts and it's time to plan the trip. But when it comes to skiing, can the high-speed train compete against air when traveling to the most popular ski destinations?  

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Is the rail industry ready for the future? World Rail Festival 2017

Posted by Marta Desviat on December 04, 2017

We discussed the rail future at the World Rail Festival 2017. Is the rail industry really transforming?  What are the technology trends today, and what will they be tomorrow, and the day after? Read on to discover Antoine de Kerviler's presentation at the event.

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Czech Railways on the challenges of the passenger rail deregulation

Posted by Marta Desviat on November 28, 2017

The Czech Republic was one of the first European markets opening access to passenger rail competition. What are the challenges the main Czech rail operator is facing? We spoke to Zuzana Čechová, Pricing and Marketing Director at Czech Railways

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Qunar.com tips to boost international rail demand in China

Posted by Marta Desviat on November 14, 2017

Qunar.com is China’s first online travel agency. During the Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum, we spoke to Amy Wei, Rail International Business General Manager, to discuss the potential of selling international rail in Asia.

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Bleisure travel: it's time to inspire your travelers

Posted by Marta Desviat on November 06, 2017

Bleisure travel has been cited as an emerging trend for years. During the Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum, we explored the bleisure travel opportunity for the rail industry. Who are the travelers that are predisposed to combine work with some days off? How can you inspire them to book rail?

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