Significant new partnership for the growing SilverRail Technologies business with an agreement with Sabre's travel management and expense system GetThere.
SilverRail will provide global rail content from the likes of the UK rail operators, SNCF in France, German DB, Canadian and US rail, as well as Eurostar services between the UK and continental Europe.
GetThere users will get access - via SilverRail SilverCore platform - to inventory, prices and schedules from all rail operators in the system, plus the ability to book tickets.
Perhaps most importantly will be the integration into the existing GetThere platform, so users can search, view, compare and book air and rail tickets in a single display.
SilverRail uses electronic tickets and also provides users with options to modify and cancel rail bookings through the system.
GetThere subscribers are said to be spending nearly $9 billion per year on travel.
It is probably in Europe, where rail travel is going through a revolution of sorts with the launch of new high-speed lines linking many of the major cities, where GetThere's alliance with SilverRail will probably have the most impact.