Eurail Pass Scope Increases Further In 2009

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Eurail Pass Scope Increases Further in 2009

UTRECHT, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    - Popular Destination of Czech Republic Added to Global and Select Passes

    The Eurail Group, owner of the popular Eurail Passes for European rail

travel, has announced further expansions to the product range. As from 1st

January 2009, the Czech Republic will be included in the Eurail Global Pass,

as well as becoming a Eurail Select Pass member. In addition, Bulgaria has

been added to the range of One Country Passes on offer.

    The Eurail Global Pass, introduced simply as the "Eurailpass" in 1959 has

seen many extensions over the years increasing from the original 13 countries

to the 20 countries available today, following the inclusion of Croatia and

Slovenia at the beginning of this year. The Czech Republic will therefore

become the 21st member of this pass, giving customers more freedom and value

for money. With direct borders to Eurail Select Pass members Germany and

Austria, the number of adjoining three, four and five country combinations to

choose from has increased drastically, maximizing the appeal of the already

popular Select Pass.

    These significant additions make Eastern European destinations, which are

growing in popularity, more accessible to Eurail's customers. The Czech

Republic is a favored destination for many overseas travelers; the country

receives over 6.5 million visitors annually, attracted by its rich and varied

culture as well as its sporting and relaxation possibilities. Its unique

landlocked position in the heart of Europe is advantageous to rail travelers.

The dense railway structure, which is continuously being modernized links the

capital, Prague, to many interesting cities and villages within the country,

as well as having excellent international connections. The capital cities of

both Vienna and Berlin can be reached in less than five hours by direct


    Taking the train has long been the favored means for millions to explore

Europe, not least because it is a reliable, efficient and scenic way to

travel. Today, the green-conscious factor is playing an increasingly

important role with many people choosing to take the least environmentally

damaging mode of transport.

    Fifty years after the first Eurail Pass was sold, Eurail is evidently

still going strong, constantly improving its products to retain the

customers' interest. 2009 is, therefore, a cause for celebration for the

Eurail Group, marking a successful half a decade of Eurail and European rail

travel. The Eurail Group will be launching several attractive anniversary

special offers globally in 2009. Details are yet to be announced, so watch

this space...

    The Eurail Group offers a wide range of passes from single country

options to the classic Eurail Global Pass, valid, from 2009, in 21 countries.

For more information about the Eurail Group, go to Eurail Passes are available from authorized sales

channels: ACP Rail International (; Eurail

People Transport Eurail Group G.I.E. 2 image; Rail Europe (North America:

    For More Information:

    Eurail Group corporate website and press room:

    Eurail photo library:

    SOURCE: Eurail Group G.I.E.


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