A recent report on Amtrak’s performance provides a promising outlook on train travel. For long, the roads have ruled American travel. Rising fuel costs, stressful, overcrowded highways and pollution have taken the romance out for road-warriors and die-hard drivers! Amtrak recently reported a 5th straight year of gains with revenue growth being the highest in the North East (14% over last years’ ticket revenues)
Hotels and other travel companies could do well to explore the potential of the rail for joint promotions and stress-free getaways! Most travelers have had enough of worrying about how to get there and would like to just sit back and enjoy the ride!