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Rail Plus celebrates new 2015 Rocky Mountaineer program

August 14, 2014 Rail No Comments Email Email

Rail Plus celebrated the release of the 2015 Rocky Mountaineer program with more than 100 travel agents in Sydney last night and to mark the event Australia’s leading rail specialist gave away two seven-night trips to Canada.

General Manager Sales & Marketing Greg McCallum told guests attending the event – held at Sydney’s exclusive Ivy Penthouse – that Rail Plus had enjoyed dramatic growth in its sales of Rocky Mountaineer over the past few years, with departures up by more than 30 per cent each year.

“In response we have established a dedicated Rocky Mountaineer division within Rail Plus, with two full-time agents offering specialist knowledge of Rocky Mountaineer’s full range of products,” says McCallum.

One of the two specialists, Alicia Privitera gave agents a first-hand account of her most recent seven-day trip on Rocky Mountaineer – a journey that included “spotting bears and eagles, amazing food and unforgettable sightseeing activities”.

Two travel agents attending the event will soon be experiencing the Rocky Mountaineer for themselves. Kate Arnold and Judith Wilson, both from Harvey World Travel Sylvania, each won a seven-day Rocky Mountaineer journey, departing in May 2015, with return air fares from Air New Zealand and a night (pre- or post-rail trip) at the Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver.

In addition to its all its most popular journeys, Rocky Mountaineer’s 25th anniversary program includes an expanded number of departures on the company’s Coastal Passage route between Vancouver and Seattle, along with cruise options and more than 40 holiday packages.

In 2015 the Rocky Mountaineer is also promoting ‘Circle’ journeys that combine two or three routes into one extraordinary itinerary – developed after recent research showed the majority of the company’s guests wished they had spent more days on the train.

Meanwhile, to celebrate its 25th anniversary Rocky Mountaineer is offering customers who book a qualifying 2015 package by August 31 up to $2,500 per couple in added value. The money can be used on a variety of luxurious add-on options, including free service upgrades, free meals, and free hotel nights.

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(L-R) Nicki Schleibs (Rail Plus), Judith Wilson (Harvey World Travel Sylvania), Kate Arnold (Harvey World Travel Sylvania) and Greg McCallum (Rail Plus).

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(L-R) Alicia Privitera (Rail Plus), Nicki Schleibs (Rail Plus), Dianna Schinella (Rocky Mountaineer), Julie Roberts (Rocky Mountaineer) Elizabeth Hutchison (Air New Zealand), Greg McCallum (Rail Plus) and Nadine Leveque.

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(L-R) Rail Plus’ Nadine Leveque (Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator) and Alicia Privitera (Rocky Mountaineer specialist)

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