Online Booking Solution to Expand Current Rail Content with Speed and Efficiency
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – May 12, 2011 – GetThere (http://www.getthere.com), the world’s leading travel and collaboration management solution, and SilverRail Technologies announced today an agreement where SilverRail will deliver global rail content including additional European rail providers to GetThere. With this agreement, GetThere will significantly and more rapidly expand and enhance its current rail offerings which include French rail, UK rail, Canadian rail, German rail, US rail and Eurostar.
SilverRail Technologies’ platform, SilverCore, aggregates multiple global rail companies and provides access to all scheduling, inventory, and pricing.
“By partnering with SilverRail, we can quickly bring even more rail choices to our customers in North America and Europe,” said Paul Wiley, vice president of product, partnerships and strategy for GetThere. “Access to rail content is a priority for many GetThere customers and offering global rail content means additional opportunities for compliance, savings and choice within their managed travel programs.”
Today, GetThere users can view, compare and book air and rail tickets in a single display to determine the most efficient and cost effective mode of travel. With SilverRail, travelers will also enjoy new features such as ticketless transactions and the ability to modify and cancel rail itineraries online.
“Passenger rail has become the transportation of choice for travelers and companies looking for fast, efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly travel methods. SilverRail’s partnership with GetThere brings rail to the GetThere platform in a standard, simplified user interface across leading global rail operators making rail as easy to book as air,” says SilverRail CEO Aaron Gowell. “The additional demand from GetThere’s customers, who spend nearly $9 billion on travel each year, provides additional value for all rail operators connected to SilverRail’s platform SilverCore.”
GetThere is the world’s leading online business travel and collaboration solution, enabling $9 billion in annual business travel spend. GetThere’s proven technology and unparalleled global service infrastructure helps corporations collectively save millions in air, hotel, car, and rail costs. GetThere provides a policy-wrapped, user-friendly online booking experience for travelers and travel arrangers at thousands of companies in more than 85 countries, including a majority of multi-national Fortune 200 firms that deploy online booking. GetThere works with all major global distribution systems (GDS). Companies using GetThere and the Sabre GDS together can optimize efficiency and cost savings even more effectively across the entire travel procurement process. More information is available at http://www.getthere.com/.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information is available at https://webmail.sabre.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.sabre-holdings.com//ohttp://www.sabre-holdings.com//t_blank.
SilverRail has built the first global distribution platform specializing in passenger rail, allowing rail operators and travel sellers to easily connect with each other. The SilverCore platform aggregates global rail content into a single, unified system through direct supplier connections, standardizing the search, booking, and fulfillment processes. By removing the complexities of selling rail, SilverRail enables global rail search irrespective of operators, geographies, and currencies.
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