DER increases options on its German Railpass

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- DER Travel Services expanded its German Railpass and said it improved DER Select, its software package that enables agents to book and print rail passes in house.

German Railpasses came in only three versions last year -- covering travel of five, 10 or 15 days in a one-month period.

The 15-day version has been discontinued. The lineup now includes passes good for four, five, six, seven, eight, nine or 10 days of travel in a one-month period.

It applies to adult passes, twin passes (for two people traveling together) and youth passes.

Youth passes are for ages 12 to 25 and are valid for second class travel only.

Here are the U.S. prices for the new passes:

  • Adult. The four-day pass costs $252 for first class and $174 for second class. A five-day pass costs $284 and $196, respectively. A six-day pass costs $316 and $218. The seven-day pass is priced at $348 and $240; the eight-day pass, $380 and $262; the nine-day pass, $412 and $284, and the 10-day pass, $444 and $306.
  • Twin pass. The four-day pass costs $378 and $261; the five-day, $426 and $294; the six-day, $474 and $327; the seven-day, $522 and $360; the eight-day, $570 and $393; the nine-day, $618 and $426, and the 10-day, $666 and $459.
  • Youth pass (second class only): The four-day pass is $138; the five-day, $156; the six-day, $162; the seven-day, $174; the eight-day, $186; the nine-day, $198, and the 10-day, $210.
  • Children can travel for 50% of the adult fare.

    Call (800) 782-2424 or fax (800) 692-6300.

    Another product change was made on DER Select, which is now available in a multiuser version.

    The software, based on Windows 95, allows for the booking of nearly all European railpasses, except for those under the BritRail umbrella, which DER recently stopped selling (see related story, page E8).

    DER Select is available free to agents that are official DER Travel Services Rail Sales Outlets. Agents do not have a set rail volume to qualify to become an outlet.

    For additional information, agents can contact the rail outlet sales department at (800) 337-7057, Ext. 5707.

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