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Rail Europe introduces ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ on Eurail passes


The new agent feature has been designed to provide greater flexibility on payments.

Rail Europe is adding new services and ticket functionality for Australian agents.

Rail Europe is improving the booking experience for agents and travellers, introducing a new credit option allowing Eurail passes and point-to-point tickets to be booked and held, with agents invoiced once for all bookings once per month.

As a further enhancement, bookings can also now be deposited into a local Australian bank account, removing the need for lengthy international transfers and credit card fees. 

Agents can still collect payment from their clients at the point of sale if they prefer, with bookings not issued during the invoice period auto-cancelling as normal. Invoices will be issued around the 5th of each month.

From next month, Rail Europe will also become the only rail distributor globally allowing agents and travellers to convert Eurail passes into specific seat reservations, eliminating the need for travellers to book seats on their preferred service in person at the station or phoning ahead of their intended travel date. 

Rail Europe General Manager for Asia & Pacific, Richard Leonard, said the new credit option eliminates additional admin work and international bank charges.

”We cherish the direct and open relationship we have with our advisors who book directly with us on our B2B platform, and who continue to support us as we strive for continuous improvement,” Leonard said.

New rail networks are also set to join the Rail Europe collection in coming months, with scenic trains in Switzerland, more overnight trains and services into Eastern Europe to be added.

“Train is unquestionably the most sustainable, cost effective and scenic way to travel,” Leonard added.

“Our portfolio continues to expand and now includes International DB trains heading to Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia [and] the Netherlands.”

 


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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 20 February 2023

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