SOURCE: Wandrian, Inc.

June 04, 2007 12:00 ET

Railpass.com Goes Beyond Europe With Australia, New Zealand and North American Passes

Railpass.com Is the First and Only Major North American Rail Booking Site to Provide Passes for Rail Travel Worldwide; Best Booking Tools, Deals and Trip Planning Technology Online

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Railpass.com today announced that it added the ability to book Australian rail passes and tickets, New Zealand rail passes and tickets and select North American rail passes. Railpass.com is now the first and only major online rail travel booking site to offer consumers international destinations beyond Europe.

"This is only the beginning of our mission to make rail travel around the world highly accessible to North American consumers," said Mike Fuller, president and co-founder of Wandrian, the developer of Railpass.com. "In the past, booking rail abroad has been complex, and many times absolutely impossible, until you arrive on-site in a foreign country. Your trip will be better if you plan and book in advance, no matter where you are traveling. We plan to offer rail options in more continents and countries in the coming year."

About Australia Passes

Railpass.com now offers the following passes for North American travelers. Go to the Rail Australia Passes page for more information and pricing.

--  Australia Flexi Pass - The ideal way to experience Australia within a
    designated time frame -- either 15 or 22 days within a 6 month period.
--  Great Southern Railway Pass - A flexible and economical way to
    experience the vast continent of Australia aboard the Indian Pacific, The
    Ghan and The Overland trains. This pass is valid for 6 months for unlimited
    travel on all GSR routes.
--  Backtracker Rail Pass - A comfortable and economical means to discover
    New South Wales and beyond for unlimited consecutive travel on all
    Countrylink train services and connecting Countrylink coaches.
--  East Coast Discovery Pass - Economical travel from Melbourne to
    Sydney, Sydney to the Gold Coast / Brisbane and Brisbane to Cairns within a
    6 month period
--  Australian Rail Tours - Australia Rail Tours offer a once-in-a-
    lifetime journey with independent traveling combined with comfortable
    accommodations, site-seeing, and fabulous cuisine.
--  Australian City-to-City Tickets - Book point-to-point journeys in
    Australia on trains including the Sunlander, The Tilt Trains, The XPT, the
    XPLORER, the Ghan, the Indian Pacific and more.
    

About New Zealand Passes

Railpass.com now offers the following passes for North American travelers. Go to the New Zealand Passes page for more information and pricing.

--  New Zealand Travelpass 2-in-One*: A combination of national coach
    travel on InterCity or Newmans Coach Lines throughout New Zealand with
    either a Kings "hole in the rock" cruise in the Bay of Islands or an
    Interislander ferry crossing between the North and South Islands.
--  New Zealand Travelpass 3-in-One*: Includes national coach travel
    throughout New Zealand, your choice of either a Kings Cape Brett "hole in
    the rock" cruise in the Bay of Islands or an Interislander ferry crossing,
    and a train journey on either the Tranz Coastal or the Tranz Alpine.
    

*InterCity and Newmans Coach Lines operate 130 services a day stopping at more than 600 towns and cities across New Zealand. The Travelpass is valid for 12 months from the date of activation and travel days do not need to be consecutive.

About the North American Pass

Railpass.com also offers the North American Pass. Take an unlimited number of trips on practically any Amtrak train in the United States and any VIA Rail train in Canada. Amtrak is the leading rail operator in the USA, providing intercity passenger rail services to over 500 destinations in 46 states on a 22,000-mile route system. VIA Rail operates trains in all regions of Canada over a network spanning from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay. The North American Rail Pass is valid for 30 consecutive days travel across the USA and Canada, granting direct access to over 900 cities and communities in the USA and Canada. Go to the Tickets page for more information and pricing.

About Railpass.com

Railpass.com is the largest single rail pass outlet in the US. It is a division of Wandrian, Inc. and the official agent for various leading railways, rail providers and distributors such as Eurail, BritRail, Trenitalia (Italian State Railways), Amtrak, Rail Australia, and SNBC (Belgian Railways).

About Wandrian, Inc.

Wandrian is a leading global travel distributor and technology developer for rail products and services that provides consumers and travel agents with a cost-effective, easy-to-use site for booking global rail. The company provides its services to international rail travel sites, including Railpass.com, InternationalRail.com and Italiarail.com. Wandrian is based in Newton, MA and has offices in White Plains, NY, United Kingdom, and Australia. The Company was founded in 2000, and is funded by Brook Venture Partners and Boston Capital Ventures.

Wandrian and Railpass.com are properties of Wandrian, Inc. All other products and services mentioned are properties of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Charles de Gaspe Beaubien
    Wandrian, Inc.
    Tel: (617) 630-0250 x: 297
    Email Contact

    Jen Revis Snider
    SniderPR
    617-795-0798
    Email Contact

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