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SilverRail partners with Fareportal to power rail search on CheapOair

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SilverRail, the technology company powering global rail with its next generation retailing and distribution platform, has partnered with Fareportal, a high-tech, high-touch travel company powering the next generation of travel. This new partnership will expand Fareportal’s offering to travellers in the US by incorporating rail options alongside flights for the first time.

With the simple integration of SilverRail’s API, travellers can now compare and book Amtrak rail tickets online via CheapOAir, a subsidiary of Fareportal. For the first time ever, CheapOair customers can find the most convenient and affordable travel options based on their origin and destination with one easy search on one website.

Cameron Jones, Chief Commercial Officer at SilverRail said “Fareportal is the 10th largest global travel company according to Travel Weekly’s 2016 Power List and with their brand CheapOair they will be amongst the first leisure online booking platform to offer Amtrak tickets alongside airfare results. We are excited to support Fareportal as they expand and enhance their offering to customers. This partnership helps raise the profile of rail in the US and provides Amtrak a new marketing channel to attract new customers that might have otherwise flown.”

Werner Kunz, Chief Operating Officer at Fareportal said “Rail carries as many passengers as air between some of the major US cities like Boston and New York, and so it’s a natural fit for us to offer rail options alongside air, allowing customers to comparison shop with one search on”.

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