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Why rail holidays in Europe could soon be on the up

As Europe begins to recover from Covid-19, rail travel around the region could soon see a popularly boost among UK clients who are nervous about flying, says Abra Dunsby

With certain European countries now open to Brits and the FCO currently including 33 European destinations on its travel ban exemption list, some clients are considering the prospect of holidaying on the Continent once more.

And while some clients will be comfortable with the adapted air travel experience in light of Covid-19, others might be less so, and could instead opt for rail travel as an alternative means of transportation.

Here we speak to various specialist operators who are experiencing a recent upturn in bookings to discover why rail travel in Europe is a good option in a Covid-recovering era Steve Goodenough, managing director of Arena Rail Holidays, explains ease and efficiency are advantages of train travel in Europe.

“Travelling around Europe by rail will [offer] the chance to avoid busy and overcrowded airports, and [provide] a relaxing alternative using efficient connections to reach a wide range of European destinations quickly and smoothly,” he says.

Stefano Nirta, regional destination manager for Italy specialist Citalia, agrees that ease of travel is one of the “many advantages” of travelling by train in the current climate, due to “no lengthy check-in procedures or security screening for most rail travel and no luggage weight restrictions”.

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