Today’s Road & Rail Wrap could be likened to a pikelet or a Smartie, in that it’s short and sweet.
Reminder: register for Railbookers and Amtrak’s free agent webinars
From 18 to 27 March, travellers can save up to $500 off per couple on a range of exclusive train travel itineraries during Railbookers and Amtrak Vacations’ ‘March Mania Sale’.
Travellers can save $300 per couple when booking three- to six-night trips; $400 per couple when booking seven- to nine-night trips, or $500 per couple when booking a trip for 10 or more nights.
Both brands are also offering a live complimentary webinar on the Canadian Rockies and more on Wednesday 18 March. Interested agents can attend the webinar by clicking here.
Railbookers and Amtrak have also announced a new cancellation and rescheduling policy to help travel advisors and their customers deal with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Any new reservations booked through 30 April 2020 will have the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up until five days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to five days prior to departure date without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
In either case, customers will be issued a voucher for future travel valid for 24 months, which can be used toward a new reservation with any of the brands, destinations, and itineraries for any travel date and length of trip without any penalty.
Save on Eurail passes with International Rail
Australian-owned and operated rail travel expert International Rail has released its latest Eurail Pass offer.
Agents can pass on savings of 15 per cent on Eurail Global Passes for clients wishing to travel in first-class travel and 10 per cent discount for bookings in second class, when booked by March 31.
‘Eurail Global Passes’ can be validated up to 11 months from the issue date, which covers travel right through the European 2020 peak summer travel season.
The ‘Eurail Global Flexi Pass’ (also known as Eurorail) allows five or seven days travel over a one month period or 10 or 15 days of travel to use over a two month period for travel through 33 countries in Europe, including France, Italy and Germany, among others.
Travellers can save up to $135 per person on a first-class pass that incorporates 10 days travel over a two month period, now starting from $760 per person.
Savings are also valid for those wishing to purchase ‘One Country Passes’, which are available in 30 countries across Europe.