Eurail Group G.I.E. Hailed as the Best Sustainable Travel Provider

By Eurail Group G.i.e., PRNE
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, March 10, 2011 - For the second year running, Eurail Group G.I.E. was the recipient of the
Sustainable Travel Provider 2010 prize. This prestigious label was awarded by
the "New European Economy Awards" which recognizes excellence, achievements
and best practices in the international finance and commerce milieu.

The Eurail Group G.I.E. manages and markets the Eurail Pass on behalf of
its member railways and shipping companies. The Group consistently aims to
educate both business and leisure travelers about the advantages of
travelling by train in Europe. The wide range of available rail products
gives the pass holder the added freedom to create their own itinerary en
route. Highly developed national rail systems have long been a vital means of
cost-efficient, environmentally responsible and comfortable transportation.
With more than 225,000 miles of track in today's European railway network
covered by Eurail's stakeholders, European rail travel offers a safe, fast
and reliable alternative to airplanes and cars.

Modern high-speed trains transport passengers swiftly between cities,
enabling access to meetings and conferences in a timely fashion. Travel time
can be used in a productive manner, as many trains are equipped with wireless
internet and fixed table reservations are available for travelers. Eurail
Pass business travelers often arrive at their final destination feeling
relaxed, refreshed and ready to face their clients and associates.

"We are delighted to accept this award for the second time because we
want to be recognized not only as the market leader in European Rail Passes,
but also for our environmentally responsible approach to tourism. In
addition, we hope more business orientated travelers will consider the
advantages of Eurai Pass travel" says Ana Dias e Seixas, Eurail Group's
Marketing Director. "Potential customers have a tendency to compare their
local train facilities with the European railway network, however, this can
create misconceptions. Here at the Eurail Group, we will endeavor to spread
the message about the sustainability of European rail travel for both present
and future generations."

Eurail Group G.I.E. corporate website and press room:

Notes to editor

The Eurail Group has been the market leader for European train travel for
over 50 years and, offer a wide range of rail passes to suit all itineraries:

ACP Rail International ( (

Flight Centre (

Rail Europe (North America:

Rest of the world:

STA Travel (

Press Contacts: Ellie Kingswell & Ana Dias e Seixas, E-mail: pressinfo at, tel: + 31(0)30-7516-500, Eurail photo library:; China: Eddie Yang, e-mail: eyang at, Tel: +86-10-5879-7656; India: Shilpa Sethi, e-mail: shilpa at, Tel: +91-11-4166-9576; Japan: Harue Nakagawa, e-mail: hnakagawa at, Tel: +81-3-3222-0775; Korea: Monica Kang, e-mail: maxcom1004 at, Tel: +82-2-553-4696; USA: Brigitta Kroon-Fiorita: e-mail: bkroon-fiorita at, Tel: +1-917-720-1281

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