441 – Beautiful Adventures by Rail With Jim Marini

Show Notes

Rail travel has something to offer everyone; the speed of bullet trains, the scenic journey through beautiful landscapes, or the nostalgia of vintage trains. Rail travel isn’t about the destination as much as it is about the journey.

Elegant rail passenger car

A rail journey is an excellent, pre or post, add on to a river cruise or a mass-market cruise. Or, an excellent stand-alone adventure for the FIT traveler. Traveling by rail is a worry-free journey to the Scottish Highlands, the Fjords of Norway, the center of Paris, or the national parks in the United States. These are a few of the fantastic trips you can offer your clients.

The amenities on a train may offer cabins where your clients can sleep in a queen bed and have a private bathroom in the cabin. The dining cars offer meals or you can have your butler deliver meals to your cabin. You can design rail travel to fit your client’s tastes and budget.

Bar car on Switzerland Glacier Express

This podcast features Jim Marini, vice president of Railbookers and Amtrak vacations. Jim fills us in on some of the rail adventures and how Railbookers and Amtrak Vacations offer some of the best commissions in the business. Jim’s team is there for you seven days a week and can give you immediate quotes on your first call to them. Also, you can attend weekly webinars and receive help with social media marketing and materials with your own branding. All this is through their travel agent portal.

“I always say that the clouds look the same anywhere we fly anywhere whether here in the United States or around the world so why not see more of our own backyard or the beautiful countries all over and that’s what train travel gives all the listeners and the listener’s clients.”

Jim Marini on camera
Jim Marini

“In Europe alone, let alone Scotland, there are over 26,000 train stations throughout all of Europe.” “Interestingly enough in Europe, most trains actually travel during the day and that’s because of the high-speed network throughout Europe.”

“Clients won’t remember what they’ve spent when they have a memorable experience so for a little bit more they will get the trip of a lifetime.”

Links to Items We’ve Discussed

Amtrak Vacations – https://www.amtrakvacations.com/: Telephone – (800) 268-7252

Railbookers — https://www.railbookers.com/: Telephone – (888) 829-3040

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