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Rail Europe adds SNCF to seat reservation functionality for Eurail Passholders


Another European train operator is now allowing travellers to secure their specific seat.

Agents can now book specific seats on SNCF and Trenitalia services for their clients.

Travel agents can process specific seat reservations on more European rail services, with Rail Europe opening the functionality on SNCF trains throughout France.

The new service builds on the existing capability with Trenitalia which opened last month, with agents now able to confirm seats for their clients on specific services across TGV, Lyria, Eurostar, Frecciarossa and others, complete with any additional costs involved.

Using the ‘Easy Rail Access’ booking tool, the new service is exclusive to travelling holding Eurail passes booked through Rail Europe.

Rail Europe President and CEO, Bjorn Bender, said more Passholder fares for other European rail operators will be released in the coming months.

French TGV trains whisk travellers at high speed all over France,

“The possibility of selling seat reservations for passes greatly contributes to the expansion of Rail Europe's already vast offering, and our mission to make train travel easy," Bender said.

"It’s exciting that we are now able to provide information on different types of reservations for nearly every train in Europe.”

Rail Europe APAC General Manager, Richard Leonard, said the latest feature further enhances Rail Europe’s commitment to providing the best possible booking and travel experience for users.

“We are the only distributor that offers such a functionality with our advanced Easy Rail Access booking tool,” Leonard said.

Rail Europe added its May incentive is still open, with agents able to score extra commission by booking Eurostar, London North Eastern Railway or Thalys services in the month of May. 

Agents are eligible for bonus payments once certain booking thresholds are met.


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