Flight Centre, Infinity and APT take first peek
A lucky group of 11 from Flight Centre, APT and Infinity have taken a first look at Rocky Mountaineer’s newest fleet of custom made GoldLeaf railcars this week in Berlin. Rail company Stadler have custom-built the 10 new bi-level glass domed carriages for Rocky Mountaineer at their Reinickendorf-based facility.
The group of top selling Rocky Mountaineer agents, product managers and senior leaders are the first Australian and New Zealand agents to see the new product. Flight Centre Travel Group’s top achievers and valued partners like Rocky Mountaineer were in Berlin for their annual ‘Global Gathering’, held this year in the German capital.
“We were delighted to show off our new set of railcars to such a worthy group of advocates for Rocky Mountaineer,” said Fiona Watson, Managing Director, Sales, Asia Pacific.
“These custom-designed, custom-built railcars really are at the cutting edge of technology and will add capacity to meet the growing demand for taking Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies,” she added.
Rocky Mountaineer is currently revitalizing its entire fleet of GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf railcars, the largest capital investment in Rocky Mountaineer’s 28 year history. The first four of the total of 10 new carriages will join the fleet at the start of the 2019 season.
The group included:
Karen Hardie – VP of Sales, Rocky Mountaineer
Fiona Watson – MD, Sales, Asia Pacific, Rocky Mountaineer
Helen Hersom – Sales Manager, AU & NZ, Rocky Mountaineer
Sarah Revell – Training & Sales Executive, UK, Rocky Mountaineer
Debra Fox – Chief Commercial Officer APT Group
Susan Haberle – Commercial Manager Retail APT & Travelmarvel
Emily Stickland – FC Product Manager UK
Chelsea Horne – FC Infinity Manager UK
Julia Leary – FC GM Product AU
Glen Kilpatrick – Area Leader Infinity Rail/Infinity Holidays AU
Rylie Heathfield – Infinity Rail AU
Sarah Coates- Infinity Rail AU
Kris Heinceslater – Infinity Holidays AU
Neil Campbell – Infinity Holidays AU
Sandro Eshu – Infinity Holidays AU
About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately owned luxury tourist train and, since 1990, has welcomed more than 2 million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. Guests can choose from over 65 -holiday packages and four unique rail routes, including the recently upgraded three-day Rainforest to Gold Rush rail journey, that travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience on board the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the best ways to see the Rocky Mountains, having received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. These honours include eight World Travel Awards for “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” and “World’s Leading Luxury Train,” and being listed as one of the world’s “Dream Trips” by Travel + Leisure magazine. With year-long celebrations planned for Canada’s 150th anniversary and Lonely Planet naming Canada as the #1 Country in Best in Travel 2017, this is the ideal time to travel with Rocky Mountaineer and experience the country’s vast, breathtaking beauty.