The Advantage Travel Partnership has signed International Rail Limited (IRL), an independent, owner-managed business, as a partner.
Announcing the partnership at the consortium’s annual conference in Benidorm, Advantage Global Business Travel Director Guy Snelgar said: “This new partnership will enable our members to offer another travel option to their clients as well as be able to offer more sustainable modes of transport.
“We are keen to ensure that our members are able to offer a wide range of travel options for their clients, so as part of the agreement, members will benefit from preferred terms covering both the licence and booking fees.”
Caitlin Cornish, Head of New Business Development, International Rail, added: “We know how complex rail can be and International Rail Limited’s purpose is to make global rail effortless for the travel industry by providing fast, seamless accessibility and support that benefits their clients and their travellers, and our planet.
“Given the scope and range within the travel industry that Advantage members have we see this partnership as a great fit.
“Through 1track, agents can book rail instantly, online for much of Europe with rest of the world markets following. For the rest of the world and parts of Europe that are not currently live online they book via a simple online request in 1track with a guaranteed turnaround time from Rail Experts in our call centres.
“Members who choose to work with International Rail will be able to access 1track, International Rail Limited’s own proprietary technology built specifically for rail booking and data handoff.”