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Save Up To 50% on Future Purchase of European Rail Products: When You Buy a Rail Pass Before September 30,2008 from Rail Europe

White Plains, NY, August 20, 2008 – Back by popular demand, Rail Europe has re-launched its money-saving promotion on rail passes: buy a rail pass before September 30th, 2008 and Rail Europe will credit 25% of the purchase price towards another European rail product - either a pass or ticket(s) -- booked later this year. The second purchase, to be made by December 20, 2008 and must have a value of at least double the credit - which means you can save as much as 50% on train travel. Travel on rail passes can take place up to 6 months after purchase, so this promotion lets you save on travel through June 19th of 2009.

25% of current purchase is credited

For example, a couple traveling on the 200 mph TGV East high-speed line to explore eastern France with two France Saverpasses (from $480 USD/CAD for two passes in 2nd class) would earn a credit of $120 USD/CAD toward a pair of roundtrip Eurostar Leisure Select tickets (normally costing $195 USD/CAD per person in 1st class) to later do some shopping in London and Paris in the spring.

Since passes are valid for 6 months, parents could buy one Eurail Global Pass Youth (from $517 USD/CAD for 15 days of rail travel in 20 countries within a 2-month period) for their son or daughter to roam around Europe this fall and earn $129.25 USD/CAD credit toward two 3-day Swiss Saver Flexipasses (normally costing a total of $536 USD/CAD 1st class) for a vacation in May next year.

This offer is available for individual or group bookings made on Rail Europe's website and for bookings made by travel agents on or by calling the RailEurope's toll-free number (1-888-382-7245 in the U.S. or 1-800-361-7245 in Canada). The credit offer is valid for all rail products. Last name must be the same on all bookings.

To receive the 25% credit for a future purchase, customers simply complete a coupon (downloadable from Rail Europe's website) and submit this to Rail Europe along with the used rail pass. They will receive notification from Rail Europe on their credit. Full details and the coupon can be found on

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