Outstanding Sustainable Travel Award for the Eurail Group G.I.E.

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

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, March 10, 2011 - Eurail Group G.I.E. are hailed as the most "Sustainable Travel Provider",
for a second consecutive year. This prestigious title was awarded by the "New
European Economy Awards 2010", which recognises market leaders for their
excellence, achievements and best practices in the international finance and
commerce milieu.

The Eurail Group G.I.E. manages and markets the InterRail and Eurail
Passes on behalf of its shareholder railways and shipping companies, and
consistently aims to educate both business and leisure travellers about the
advantages of travelling through Europe by train. The Eurail Group G.I.E.
offers flexible rail travel throughout Europe, and the InterRail Global Pass
covers 30 European countries which gives the pass holder unlimited travel

Governments are faced with growing environmental concerns and the Eurail
Group G.I.E. notices that travellers from around the world are more aware of
the concept of responsible tourism. Europeans can enjoy an affordable 'green'
adventure by having the freedom to discover the 250,000 kilometres of track
available for InterRail Pass holders.

Rail travel is also a viable alternative for the European business
community because governments are taking a renewed interest in railways by
investing money to improve their domestic and international services. For
example: Belgium became the first European nation to complete its
border-to-border high speed rail network in December, 2009; Spain has an
impressive fleet of some of the most modern European trains bridging the
distance between Madrid and Barcelona (628 km) in 2h38m; Italy offers an
impressive 1000km high speed network between Torino and Salerno.

"It's easy to combine a business trip with some sightseeing and leisure
time by using a rail pass to escape to the countryside, or visiting a
bustling city to sample the culture and local cuisine. Regardless of the
travellers objective, the InterRail product range has something to offer
each and every customer," says marketing director Ana Dias e Seixas of the
Eurail Group.

For more information: Eurail Group corporate website and press room:

Press Contacts: Ana Dias e Seixas & Ellie Kingswell, E-mail: pressinfo at eurail.nl, tel: + 31(0)30-7516-500, Eurail photo library: eurail.informationstore.net

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