Great Rail Journeys Targets Web Bookings

Great Rail Journeys launch a new website.

York, United Kingdom, May 03, 2009 --( Great Rail Journeys, the UK’s largest operator of holidays by rail have launched a new website which allows customers to book their holidays online.

Clients can also check live availability, upgrade hotel rooms and rail seats, and make specific requests to ensure that their holiday is perfectly tailored to their needs. The brand new website has been designed to make browsing the company’s holidays easier. Customers can now search over 130 individual escorted rail tours worldwide by the destination or a theme such as: Christmas Markets, Single Travellers or Special Interest Holidays.

Paperless brochures can be downloaded from the site, as part of Great Rail Journey’s ongoing policy of reducing the use of the world’s natural resources. The launch of the improved website will be the cornerstone of the organisation’s strategy for growth.

Fortune Cookie supplied the design for the new website, which was built and integrated into the in-house Tr@veller reservation system by Web Applications Ltd. The copywriting and optimisation of the site was carried out by Active Solutions, who streamlined the website before its launch and will support the ongoing web marketing strategy.

Alex Roberts, Marketing and Sales Director said: “The site is extremely rich in content and also very easy to navigate. Through research we very quickly identified that our customers spend a significant amount of time researching their holiday options online before they book and this new site is a step in providing them with the information they require. A holiday by rail is a unique experience, which this new site works to bring alive.”

Mark Taylor, IT Director said:
“Having a site fully integrated into our reservations system allows us to drive increased growth and revenue online. Strategically this is a very important move for the organisation.”

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Great Rail Journeys
Alex Roberts
01904 527182