Rail Europe and Atout France promote Train Travel

Press release

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 25, 2018Rail Europe, one of the largest distributors of European train tickets, passes and tours in North America, has teamed up with Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, with a joint YouTube advertising campaign launching today that touts the benefits of traveling in France by train. A promotional offer, through the ads, encourages young adults and families in North America to explore more of France with a Eurail Pass. Running simultaneously with the campaign through Nov. 12, 2018, is a special offer of $30 off any Eurail France Pass booked with Rail Europe using promo code “FRANCE.”

“Traveling by rail in France is the ideal way to see the most of this beautiful country,” says Zine Belhonchet, CEO and President of Rail Europe North America Inc. “Rail Europe makes it easy enjoy unlimited travel with its family-friendly Eurail France Pass, ideal for travelers looking for travel date flexibility when taking multiple rail journeys in the country.”

The Eurail France Pass offers options of one to eight days of unlimited travel, consecutive or within one month, in the country. Children up to age 11 travel for free, and youth travelers ages 12 to 27 receive discounts as well. Rail Europe sells more than just tickets and passes, helping travelers add to their stay with such sightseeing extras as the Paris Museum Pass, which includes entrance fees at 60 museums and historic places in and around Paris. Even better, the Paris Museum Pass provides priority admission, which means no waiting in line and therefore giving travelers additional free time to see more of “The City of Lights.”

One of the many routes available on the Eurail France Pass, and an ideal match, is Paris to Nice and the Côte d’Azur destinations, says Anne-Laure Tuncer, Director of Atout France in the United States. “Anyone who wants to pair the wonders of Parisian heritage with the light of the Mediterranean in the Côte d’Azur can do so in about 6 hours with the convenient TGV INOUI” adds Tuncer. “In fact, many more routes are available on the Eurail France Pass, providing you with a wide array of regions in France to discover in just a few hours.”

About Rail Europe

Rail Europe, in operation since 1932, is a European rail travel distribution company, and the dedicated source for planning and booking European train tickets, passes, and more. Owned by two shareholders, the French National Railroads (SNCF) through VSC Group, and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), the company has grown to become the leading authority on European train travel worldwide, generating close to half a billion USD in annual sales. The company is headquartered in Paris, France, with offices in North and South America, Australia, China, India, South Korea and Japan.

Rail Europe makes discovering Europe by train easy, seamless, and memorable, providing:

  • Unparalleled access to products from more than 50 European train companies.

  • Award-winning localized customer care to over 5.5 million travelers per year.

  • A unique, user-friendly online booking engine enabling travelers to book in their preferred language and currency.

Our dedicated team of more than 325 employees serve travelers and travel agents around the globe. For more information or to book a trip with Rail Europe, visit raileurope.com.

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About Atout France

Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, is the sole national organization responsible for the development and promotion of tourism to France. As an association of public and private interests, Atout France is charged with supporting tourism to France and assisting its partners internationally through its network of offices in around 30 countries. Atout France is also responsible for assisting regions, counties, towns and cities in the development and modernization of their tourism assets, as well as for administering France’s new hotel rating system. For more information visit Atout France US at us.france.fr

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Brigitta Kroon-Fiorita
Kroon Communications
Telephone: (203) 826-9627
Cell: (203) 807-1130
E-mail: brigitta@krooncommunications.com

Marion Fourestier
Director of Communications
Telephone: (212) 745-0967
E-mail: marion.fourestier@atout-france.fr