The aim of the partnership is to provide unparalleled access to a comprehensive array of rail products that will complement the itineraries of vacationers from UAE.
Orient Travel, one of the leading travel agencies in the UAE, today said it has teamed up with Rail Europe to create an association that will make sure they meet the experiential needs of UAE travelers.
A few others Travel agencies have formed similar partnerships in recent years as travelers are ever seeking for authentic experiences that delve beyond their traditional experience of visiting several destinations.
This partnership between Orient Travel and Rail Europe comes when many travel companies are struggling amid fierce competition, sedentary travel losing appeal and cookie cutter package tourism. Analysts however say, in the long stretch there is room for growth if agencies recognize that people are searching for unique, and original travel combinations that will give them unforgettable experiences. Agencies also need to use that information to create moments of human relevance and authenticity in unexpected places.
Speaking about the association, Mr. Asim Arshad, the CEO of Orient Travel said: “This partnership delights us. We are happy it came through as it gives us the opportunity to surf the wave of experiential travel and meet the needs of our clients. We understand that travel in this age is no longer so much about where the client goes, but more about how they want to feel. By introducing Rail Europe as part of our products we give our customers flexibility and personalization across a variety of authentic experiences. Now, we can construct each holiday around a client’s needs and preferences; and end up with an imaginative personalized itinerary centered on individual interests.”
By partnering with one of the leading global providers of rail products, Orient Travel has positioned itself as a one-stop shop for planning and booking European train travel and sightseeing products. Now, UAE travelers can book both point-to-point journeys in Europe, and get Eurail, Swiss, Japan, and Korea passes.
The company also said it will guarantee easy access to human support, after-sale services with sought after trains like the high-speed Eurostar, TGV, Thalys, ICE, Frecciarossa, Italo, AVE, regular trains and even scenic trains.