Snälltåget has signed an agreement with Amadeus to enable bookings of rail services through Amadeus’s suite of rail distribution products. As a result, both Travel Sellers and travelers will experience a smoother booking process for rail fares with Veolia Transport.
Snälltåget operates between Malmö and Stockholm, and during winter season also to Åre and during summer season to Berlin. The partnership between Amadeus and Snälltåget will make the booking process for travel agencies smoother as Snälltåget’s rail services are integrated into the travel agencies’ standard processes.
"Increasing the availability of our rail services and making the booking process easier enables us to strengthen our position on the travel market, locally but also globally"said Marco Andersson, Marketing Director at Snälltåget
Snälltåget’s rail services will be distributed through Amadeus Rail Display, the dedicated rail booking interface in Amadeus Selling Platform - the travel agencies’ standard booking tool - and through Web Services – a toolkit that enables online travel agencies to build their own rail booking interface. It will also be bookable through Amadeus eTravel Management (AeTM), a self-booking tool for business travelers. Both travel agencies and corporate users will be able to enjoy a smoother booking process.
The solution for Snälltåget is in pilot phase and is expected to be ready to launch in the autumn of 2014.
"Making the booking process easier for Snälltåget’s customers enables the company to seize the positive development that we are currently seeing for rail travel", said Jesper Söderström, CEO of Amadeus Scandinavia.