BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Tim Robins announces the launch of itinerail - a new site providing an independent and objective guide for anyone considering traveling in Europe by train. 100 percent free to use, it shows clearly and impartially who offers the cheapest tickets for practically any European rail journey.
"Train travel in Europe is getting better every year, with new direct high-speed lines between its great cities opening almost every few months. You can now get a direct train between Paris and Barcelona, for example, in just over six hours, with centre-to-centre travel and fantastic scenery included for free, but none of the hassles of flying," says founder Tim Robins.
"But who offers the cheapest train tickets from Paris to Barcelona? This is where www.itinerail.com comes in: it allows users to compare hundreds of European rail journeys by cost, duration, frequency of service, routing option (e.g. via Paris or Lille) and travel time (day or overnight). No other European rail site does this - they all just want to sell you a ticket for their own services."
The site isn't just a faceless search algorithm, though. Developed and run entirely by Tim, who spent months conducting "on-the-ground" research all over Europe, it can provide the personal touch that no booking engine can. So not only does it contain step-by-step instructions on how to change stations en route (in Paris, Lille, or elsewhere), it also has a host of tried-and-tested tips for saving money on European rail tickets and getting around Europe's great cities. And it doesn't leave its visitors at the arrival station - there are also interactive maps of over 250 hotspots (stations, museums, monuments, and more) that every traveler should be aware of.
"A lot of North American travelers automatically assume that a rail pass will be their best option for getting around Europe. Hundreds of dollars spent, but overnight and high speed supplements still to pay, and reservations on certain services having to be laboriously confirmed each time," says Robins.
"I recommend 'point-to-point' (PTP) travel instead, where you only buy tickets for the train journeys you need. PTP = no expensive passes + no commitment + no complicated rules + the cheapest fares. In researching this site, I found out just how many great value PTP fares there are - as long as you know where to look. Paris to Milan for 29 Euro, including seat reservation? No problem! That's what my site does - it shows you what the cheapest fares are, and exactly how to get them."
Itinerail is the brainchild of Englishman Tim Robins who is passionate about trains, travel and languages, and who (after a career in the law) spent years teaching himself to write code in order to develop it. To learn more visit: .
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