There are more than 2,500 train stations spread across the UK and tens of thousands of train stations spread across Europe. Each station represents the opportunity for a new business relationship, a spark of inspiration, or a fated handshake that seals a deal.
Business train travel is quickly becoming a more popular option amongst business travelers in the UK, around Europe, and across the world -- and for good reason. The benefits of traveling for business by rail are numerous and often solve for the frustrations associated with air travel or road trips.
Here at TripActions, we support business train travel for so many reasons: The ease of purchasing tickets, the comfort onboard, the ability to work or rest, the speed, and - of course - the sustainability factor.
12 Reasons Why Train Beats Plane for Short Business Trips
Benefits of Traveling in a Group
Rail is the absolute best option for a team or any group of two or more colleagues traveling together for business. Business train travel makes it easier for groups to coordinate around logistics and gives them the ability to plan and communicate while in transit. The complications around airport security and the position of train seats makes it too hard to have meaningful conversations when traveling together.
Duty of care is a particularly important issue right now -- especially when it comes to health and safety as business travel resumes after coronavirus. If business travelers have spent time with colleagues recently then they’ll be more comfortable sitting close to them while traveling rather than being seated next to strangers.
Business rail travel is often the fastest and safest way to get from point A to point B and meet a client, sign that deal, or brainstorm a new solution.
TripActions + Rail Offering Throughout the UK & Germany
The way companies are traveling for business is changing. Employee expectations of how they book train travel plays a huge part in this. Travelers expect the same consumer-like user experience from the technology they’re using at work as they do at home, a challenge long welcomed by the corporate travel industry and travel management companies across booking tools.
At TripActions, It’s our mission to provide a corporate booking tool that delivers a modern, personalized experience across transportation and accommodation, whilst offering unrivaled inventory. Our expanded rail offering provides our travelers with more choice and access to 26 different carriers across the UK and all Deutsche Bahn rail companies to ensure that they can get where they need to be when it matters the most. This is only the beginning of our rail offering expansion and we are prioritizing our next moves to continue to deliver a best-in-class booking experience across Europe.
Our continual efforts to explain business train travel benefit our customers through our unified user-first vision that delivers unrivalled inventory, price parity and the promise of scaling TripActions rail offering.
Overall, customers can expect to see:
Across the UK and Germany, trains are essential to business travel. Rail makes short distance travel even more convenient, cutting drive time in half, excellent wi-fi for that on journey preparation and it’s also more easy on the environment in terms of CO₂ emissions when it comes to longer trips.
We expect to see train travel evolve over the next few years as the more sustainable alternative to air travel. At TripActions, we are dedicated to supporting the global traveler, and offering UK and German trains to all of our customers is just the beginning.
UK and German Trains, Now Available on TripActions
The TripActions travel platform supports the purchase of train tickets through our consumer-grade booking experience. Today, all travelers from around the world are able to see and book available routes, classes and times that are found on consumer websites on both web and mobile apps. When booking train tickets through the TripActions platform, business travelers will continue to receive 24/7 global support, integrations with their calendar and live notifications, while their corporate travel admin receives the insights that are crucial to keeping travel safe and secure. Over the months to come, TripActions will continue to expand our rail services throughout Europe, offering the routes from providers like Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, Renfe and more.
What to Expect When You Buy Tickets on TripActions
From Manchester to Birmingham to Newcastle to Leeds, train services empower business travelers to get where they need to go efficiently and effectively. They can skip the traffic jams, reduce their concerns around COVID-19, and get work done on the way to forging that important in-person connection. TripActions is here to support you all the way.