Dolphin Dynamics and SilverRail Technologies have established a partnership that will enable UK domestic and international rail tickets to be researched and via the Dolphin reservation platform.
Through a direct link to SilverRail the new Dolphin rail booking solution will provide live search, pricing, scheduling, booking and rail ticket fulfilment functions for UK domestic and international rail suppliers, such as Amtrak.
Features of Dolphin’s newly developed rail booking engine will include a dynamic matrix of fares, the ability to compare trains from different rail companies on a single screen and access to a range of available ticket types – including discounted fares and fully flexible fares.
Most importantly, Dolphin users will be able to directly compare train times side by side with GDS-sourced flights and Low Cost Carriers connected to the Dolphin platform, ensuring maximum user productivity and accuracy.
The new rail booking solution will also enable rail services to be combined and packaged with accommodation, car-rental and all other ground suppliers already linked via Dolphin.
Commenting on the technology agreement, Roberto Da Re, President at Dolphin Dynamics said, “With the deregulation of rail travel across Europe and the activation of high speed trains, rail is becoming a real alternative to air for short haul travel.
“Consequently it is experiencing massive growth amongst the travelling public. This means increased demand for rail by travel companies and further revenue opportunities for our leisure and business customers. Bringing SilverRail’s technology into our platform has therefore become a focus for us in order to further streamline our customer’s booking processes. Following our recent direct connect into Eurostar, linking to SilverRail provides our customers with access to a wide range of rail suppliers across a growing range of key markets including the UK, Europe and North America.”
Cameron Jones, Vice President SilverRail, said, “SilverRail’s sole focus on rail technology provides Dolphin customers with a unique advantage in the marketplace. The Dolphin platform provides an excellent solution in the corporate and leisure markets allowing travellers and travel arrangers to compare air and rail options side by side. In our experience, when the rail journey is less than 4 hours, we see rail being the preferred option”
Dolphin Dynamics’ worldwide clients include: STA Travel, RCI Travel, Travelzest Group, Travelbag, USAirtours, House of Travel (NZ), Profil Rejser (DK), eDreams, JTA and Kanoo Travel.