Rail Europe and Fairlyne, two leading innovative scale-ups in the travel industry are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership based on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London.
This collaboration sets the stage for a future-oriented and privileged discussion on the opportunities of a ticket resale platform for Rail Europe’s customers, thus shaping the future of modern travel.
Fairlyne’s Resale-as-a-Service platform, designed to compensate resellers in vouchers, aligns seamlessly with Rail Europe’s vision of creating a convenient and sustainable rail travel ecosystem. While Rail Europe specializes in selling European train tickets and passes globally, Fairlyne enables travellers to resell or acquire second-hand tickets during peak travel seasons.
Speaking on the partnership, Gilles de Richemond, CEO, and Co-founder of Fairlyne, said, “We are excited to collaborate with Rail Europe, a company renowned for its dedication to excellence in rail travel. Our joint aim is to ensure greater convenience and accessibility for travellers.”
“Every year, hundreds of millions of euros worth of train tickets remain unused. This partnership with Fairlyne marks a pivotal stride in our mission to establish a more sustainable travel landscape. It underlines our ambition to continuously improve the mobility ecosystem for our customers, together with innovative partners, and to think outside the box in terms of new solutions,” remarked Björn Bender, Executive Chairman and CEO of Rail Europe.
The companies will soon announce the detailed first steps, products, and improvements designed to enhance the European rail travel experience.
Rail Europe has also announced its revamped tech solutions range at the WTM (World Travel Market) London. Designed to offer businesses greater flexibility and scalability, this enhanced lineup introduces a blend of old favourites and an innovative newcomer, tailored to meet the evolving demands of the travel industry.
The streamlined tech suite includes:
● RailAPI: A robust, real-time synchronization tool allowing businesses direct access to Rail Europe’s vast database, perfect for those seeking deep integration and customization.
● RailFlash: Our exciting newcomer, RailFlash is a sleek API-like solution, ideal for businesses aiming for swift, lightweight connectivity without the need for comprehensive integration. This new solution is designed with simplicity, efficiency, and speed in mind, ensuring partners can get up and running in no time.
● RailPortal: An off-the-shelf trade website solution that provides a gateway to Rail Europe’s offerings. It’s pre-designed with a user-friendly interface, allowing businesses to hit the ground running with minimal setup.
● RailLink: The simplest connectivity solution, perfect for businesses looking to establish an affiliation with Rail Europe and earn commissions without the complexities of deeper integration.
“In today’s fast-paced travel industry, it’s crucial to provide our partners with versatile, efficient, and scalable tech solutions. We believe our refined product range, and particularly the introduction of RailFlash, embodies this philosophy. We are excited to showcase these at WTM London and collaborate with businesses to elevate their connectivity with Rail Europe,” says Björn Bender, Executive Chairman and CEO of Rail Europe.
Rail Europe’s new tech solutions are designed to make train travel a fast, simple, and seamless choice for travellers and travel operators worldwide.
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