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Rail travel in Spain has never been so easy

April 5, 2016
Author: Eve-Marie Morgo

With one standard connection, travel agencies across the globe can now provide their travelers with RENFE rail content. European rail travel has never been that easy! 

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Olive trees. Vineyards. Majestic castles and cathedrals. These sights will be familiar to rail travelers in Spain. As will the prospect of silent carriages and spacious legroom. And so it’s hardly a surprise therefore that more and more travelers – especially across the Spanish mainland - are preferring rail for its convenience as high-speed rail networks expand. RENFE marked two new milestones last year: it transported a record 31M passengers on its high-speed trains and added over 250 KMs of high-speed rail routes.

As appealing as rail travel may be, for a foreign traveler, rail booking can be a difficult process. For a travel seller too, sourcing and providing rail can be complicated. But what if the stress could be eliminated and the weekend getaway to visit the Sagrada Familia could be that much simpler?

"We are opening our offer to any corner of the globe thanks to Amadeus."
Francisco Cañamero Palacios, Commercial Director, RENFE

Taking rail booking to a next level

With one standard connection, worldwide travel sellers are now able to provide their travelers with a world of Spanish rail routes – and all the while Amadeus takes full care of search, booking, rail ticketing, payment and settlement flow for the travel agency.

“Many foreign travelers overlook Spanish rail simply because they are unaware of it or find it too complicated to book and pay for tickets. But now travelers can book their trip from familiar channels, at competitive prices and consider rail as an equal alternative. For RENFE, this will draw our offer much nearer to a largely untapped market and boost our revenue.” Francisco Cañamero Palacios, Commercial Director, RENFE

RENFE represents a big step in Amadeus vision to build a global rail distribution platform. Travelling by rail is just more comfortable and enjoyable than other transport modes, and with the advent of high-speed, it is even more so. It should equally be the case to search and book it – and our rail platform achieves this by bringing rail to travel agencies in a standardized way

 Interview with Francisco Cañamero, RENFE Commercial Director

In addition to RENFE, we offer travel sellers a simple link a wide rail content with SNCF, DB, SJ, Trenitalia, SNCB, and NS, Eurostar, Lyria, Thalys, CFL, and MTR, as well as rail content via AccesRail and Hahn Air

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