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Rail Europe Celebrates Annual Cannes Film Festival with 50% France TGV Spree

~Limited-time 50 Percent Discount on 1st class TGV Routes Within France~

White Plains, N.Y., May 12, 2010 – In partnership with TGV, the high-speed trains of France, Rail Europe Inc. will celebrate opening day of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival by unveiling the 50% OFF FRANCE TGV SPREE on May 12. Rail Europe’s promotion will offer travelers an exclusive 50% discount on first-class, leisure fare tickets on all TGV routes within France. So, for example, the Paris to Nice TGV journey which is regularly priced at $224* USD will be offered at the promotional price of $112* USD. The 50% OFF FRANCE TGV SPREE will be available for booking from 9am EST on May 12 through 6 pm EST May 19, with travel dates beginning on May 15 and valid through August 19, 2010 With Paris as its hub, TGV is France’s designated high-speed rail service that connects more than 200 French cities such as Avignon, Dijon, Lyon and Nice.

TGV currently holds the world record at 357 mph for the fastest train, a record set in 2007, which directly translates to significantly shortened journey times for travelers.  In addition to faster travel, many of the TGV stations are located within city centers, making the rails a convenient and welcomed alternative to air travel.

Groups of nine or more are not eligible for the discounted fares offered with the 50% OFF FRANCE TGV SPREE.  TGV tickets purchased through the promotion are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.  For more information on the 50% OFF FRANCE TGV SPREE, or to make a reservation, visit www.raileurope.com or call 1-888-382-7245.

And now travelers can visit Rail Europe’s Facebook page to discover the speed and time-saving benefits of European rail travel.  Rail Europe’s new Travel Comparator application invites users to enter two European cities to see the time comparison results when traveling by rail, car and air.  Users do not have to be logged into or registered with Facebook to use the application.

About Rail Europe Inc.

Rail Europe Inc. is the largest distributor of European rail products in North America.

Rail Europe represents more than 35 railroads and provides train travel in most European countries, offering the widest range of point-to-point rail tickets. An essential part of the vacation planning process, the company’s Web site offers a user-friendly booking engine, online rail pass finder, virtual tours, interactive maps and much more. Rail Europe provides a worry-free, cost and time-effective experience by letting customers purchase tickets and plan travel details in advance. Rail Europe encourages travelers to make train travel a part of their European travel experience.

Media Contact:
Katie Barr Cornish/Anna Anderson 
Lou Hammond & Associates
212-891-0215/0244 
katieb@lhammond.com
annab@lhammond.com

Samina Sabir
Public Relations Manager
Rail Europe Inc. 
ssabir@raileurope.com
Phone: 914-989-3385

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