International rail tickets are to be made available on the Dolphin Dynamics reservation system thanks to a partnership signed with SilverRail Technologies.
The deal means the SilverRail engine will be integrated into the existing Dolphin software used by tour operators and travel agencies, allowing them to search and book train journeys including UK domestic, international and other providers such as Amtrak.
Central to the partnership will be the ability for customers to compare train times alongside flights available from the GDSs and low cost carriers connected already on the system.
Passengers will also be able to package rail tickets together with hotels and car rental services.
SilverRail has targeted Europe as its major growth area as the high-speed and other international services across the continent are deregulated and train operators expand their services.
The company (which also operates the Quno consumer-facing rail online travel agency), alongside GDS provider Amadeus, have recognised the huge potential of rail to challenge the dominance of low cost carriers and other airlines in providing city-to-city trips across Europe.
NB: Dolphin Dynamics will be exhibiting at Travel Technology Europe this week. Full guide here.
NB2: TLabs Showcase - SilverRail Technologies.