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Rail Europe Offers Thalys Special 50% Discount on One-Way Train Tickets for Travel Between France-Belgium-Netherlands-Germany

White Plains, New York, May 28, 2009 – Rail Europe offers up to 50% off the regular price for one-way full-fare tickets on all routes of the high-speed Thalys train connecting Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam-Cologne. Tickets must be booked through Rail Europe by August 15, 2009 for travel through August 29, 2009.

This special offer is for 1st or 2nd class full-fare tickets between all French, Belgian, Dutch and German cities Thalys serves. For example, the regular one-way full-fare ticket between Paris and Brussels costs from $199* USD and $243* CAD in 1st class or $127* USD and $155* CAD in 2nd class. With this special promotion these prices drop to approx $100* USD and $122* CAD for 1st class or $57* USD and $70* CAD for 2nd class travel. While full-fare tickets are fully exchangeable and refundable, the special promotional fares are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. With up to 25 daily departures between Paris and Brussels, 8 between Paris and Amsterdam and 6 between Paris and Cologne, Thalys train connections are convenient as well as fast.

Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, encourages you to make train travel a part of your European travel experience. The company celebrates over 75 years as a leader in European travel and believes that the spirit of train travel is about enjoying the simple pleasures, respecting the environment and connecting with people, places and cultures.