Unleashing Rail Distribution to Make Rail Travel More Attractive
On June 25, eu travel tech hosted the fourth and last webinar of its series; “Travel your way – the Sustainable Travel Forum”. The webinar dealt with how rail distribution can be facilitated and enable the EU’s transition to a more sustainable way of travelling, as outlined in the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. The lively debate included a number of perspectives with the participation of Kristian Schmidt (Director for Land Transport at DG MOVE, European Commission), Jakop Dalunde (Member of the European Parliament), Hinne Groot (Chair of the International Rail Passenger Transport Platform, Dutch Ministry of Transport), James Hanratty (General Counsel at Trainline), Christopher Irwing (Board Member of the European Passengers’ Federation) and Alexander Gellner (Head of International Distribution and Marketing at SBB).
Speakers provided concrete ideas for how to we increase cooperation among stakeholders, empower the consumer, and make international rail travel much more accessible, with moderator Dave Keating from France 24 guiding a flowing discussion which included numerous questions from the audience. In total, about 60 people joined the webinar, including a number of representatives from the EU institutions along with several national policymakers.
You can access the links below to watch the videos:
- Recording of the discussion (full webinar)
- Highlights of the webinar (short video)
We would like to thank the panelists and participants of our four-part webinar series “Travel your way – the Sustainable Travel Forum” for their valued contributions. eu travel tech will continue to be active on topics around sustainable travel and encourages you to follow our activities. We look foward to inviting you again soon.