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Volume XXIX
Winter 2017

Leisure

Interrail Makes Exploring Europe
Even Easier for Mature Travellers

Interrail

New rail pass products designed especially for senior travellers are now available to European destinations.

Cofunded by the European Union, the pass will facilitate panEuropean rail travel by seniors. Interrail Tours holiday packages (http://www.interrailtours.com) have been developed to promote the popular Interrail Pass, a unique rail ticket enabling unlimited rail travel in up to 30 different European countries. The Senior Rail Travel Project works to improve the choice, suitability, availability and accessibility of vacation packages for senior European residents.

"Over 90 percent of seniors surveyed as part of the project viewed Europe as an appealing or extremely appealing holiday destination; however we witnessed a lack of relevant tourism packages catering to the distinct needs of mature travellers in Europe", says Silvia Görlach, Sales & Marketing Manager for Eurail Group G.I.E.

With rail holiday packages available in France, Italy or Spain, Interrail Tours effectively fill a gap, and help make experiencing the beauty and diversity of Europe more attainable for seniors.

"Interrail Tours have been designed to remove common barriers to travel for mature travellers, providing quality accommodation located close to rail stations, free seat reservations, and ongoing support throughout the booking process, meaning customers can experience their ideal European holiday in one convenient rail package," says Görlach. Seniors can also take advantage of extra services like prearranged taxi transfers, and city sightseeing benefits to help make their trip even easier and comfortable.

Customers can currently pick from 15 Interrail Tours based on their needs and personal interests. "With package destinations including Normandy and Avignon in France, Florence and Riomaggiore in Italy, and Cordoba and Bilbao in Spain, whether you're a history buff, a fan of gastronomy, or an outdoor enthusiast, there's an Interrail Tour suitable for all tastes."

In addition, the Interrail Premium Pass for travel in either Spain or Italy will be available for purchase via http://www.interrail.eu/premiumpass. Designed with the more independent 60+ traveller in mind, the Interrail Premium Pass allows pass holders to book their train reservations for free, and provides added extras to help along the journey such as discounted transfer services, and a free mobile destination guide from trusted provider Tripwolf.