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VIA Rail Canada, partner launch travel search site

Posted on October 17, 2012

Travelers in Canada can now compare trains and flights in a single online search, with the launch of a rail travel information service by global travel search site Skyscanner.

Through a partnership with VIA Rail Canada, Skyscanner integrated major intercity rail search into its existing flight search capability. For increasing numbers of travelers, rail is viewed as a favorable alternative to air, particularly in short to medium travel routes between cities and other key hubs.

Travelers searching for flights on the Skyscanner site between Toronto and Montreal, for example, will see the air and rail travel alternatives in the search results. When choosing the rail option, the customer can click through to the VIA Rail Canada site to make the booking. For passengers who are flexible on their dates of travel, Skyscanner will show the cheapest price to travel, making it easy and stress-free to plan travel around the country.

The integration of rail into the Skyscanner booking system is powered by SilverRail, a  rail search and booking platform that removes the complexities of rail booking around the world.

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