Travelport has launched an e-ticketing service for German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB).
The travel technology firm’s rail booking tool, DB Rail Master, now issues tickets directly to passengers’ smartphones. ‘Mobile Device Tickets’ will be accepted on DB trains in Germany.
All DB national and international agencies that work with Travelport’s DB Rail master can access the service, which has now gone live, at no additional cost. Agents can reserve passenger-specific seats on DB trains.
Travelport’s commercial director, Klaus Kreher, said: “Travelport is helping to redefine travel commerce and our latest initiative for Deutsche Bahn is a perfect example of this.
“We are supporting Deutsche Bahn by selling their services, their way and this solution allows them to offer their customers an innovative, convenient ticketing solution in Germany and abroad.”
Travelport and Deutsche Bahn have a 14 year relationship and DB Rail Master is distributed in 23 countries around the world.
Earlier this year, DB delayed its high-speed rail project due to technical issues with the new ICE trains.
It had been planning to operate high-speed ICE trains from Amsterdam and Frankfurt via Brussels and the Channel Tunnel into London St Pancras.