Dutch holiday-makers more often choose for the train
The international train is becoming increasingly popular as a means of transport for holiday-makers in the Netherlands. In June the most important booking month, 15% more international tickets were booked compared to June last year, according to NS international. The Dutch railway company sells tickets to 3.000 foreign destinations.
London, here we come
London is the fastest climber as a holiday destination: the number of tickets sold doubled compared to last year. That has everything to do with the fact that twice a day a Eurostar has started to run to and from the British capital. Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris and Berlin follow London at a distance.
Shaken, not stirred
According to NS, the growth exceeds expectations. There are a number of reasons why travellers prefer the train to, for example, travel by plane. They like the fact that the train arrives in the heart of the city, while airports are often far away.
There are also no long waiting times with security checks and the train is better for the environment. Finally, the international train has a bar carriage – “it’s so cosy”, according to a spokesman.