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TUI is offering train tickets instead of short-haul flights to discourage air travel

TUI customers in the Netherlands are now offered six routes to Copenhagen, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Milan and Florence as rail instead of air travel

TUI offers train tickets as an alternative to flying
TUI offers train tickets as an alternative to short-haul flights

Holiday heavyweight TUI will offer its passengers train tickets instead of airplane seats to discourage short-haul air travel.

The giant travel company, which has offices across Europe, is making the move in its Dutch division.

“More sustainable travel means offering our customers different transport options and trains are definitely one of them,” said Arjan Kers, Managing Director of TUI Netherlands.

“Where the train can be an equivalent substitute for the plane, we like to put it in the spotlight.

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“And we also want to draw attention to it where it is not a substitute but a valuable addition,” Kers continues.

Six city trips to Copenhagen, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Milan and Florence are now also being offered as train trips through a cooperation between TUI and the rail travel startup Green City Trip.

Entrepreneur Hessel Winkelman of Green City Trip added: “Everyone in the travel world says it needs to be more sustainable.







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“Now the deed is followed by the word of the greatest.

“In addition, the railway saves costs and stress.

“Just think of the long queues and cancellations at Schiphol.”







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A spokeswoman for ProRail, which operates the rail network in the Netherlands, added: “There is still a lot of space on the route and there are certainly many opportunities in the night segment.

“International rail transport has a future as a sustainable alternative and supplement to aircraft.

“The train is a more than good replacement for important inner-city destinations, certainly up to around 750 kilometers.”

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