Sunweb Group and European Sleeper are creating a more sustainable travel offering

Sunweb Group and European Sleeper are creating a more sustainable travel offering

New trains directly to winter sports and beach destinations

Rotterdam, 13 juni 2022 - To make sustainable and relaxed train travel more attractive to a wider audience, Sunweb Group and European Sleeper are fully committed to the introduction of direct night trains to popular winter sports and sun destinations. The ambition is to start with the first trains to the French Alps this winter. The next step is a night train that will take holidaymakers directly to the beaches of southern France in the summer season.

​In the coming period, the new partners will further develop the travel offers. The night train in particular has many advantages for the customers of Sunweb Group. The journey is sustainable and safe, while being an experience in itself. Because you sleep while travelling, the longer travel time is not an issue. You arrive at your destination well-rested, and the holiday can start right away. For the winter sports holiday, this means, for example, that you can ski for almost eight full days. We offer many boarding stations in the Netherlands and Belgium and one can get off the trains close to the resorts.

Sunweb Group has expressed the ambition to offer more sustainable travel options. At the beginning of this year, CEO of Sunweb Group, Mattijs ten Brink, already indicated that he would be offering more alternatives. Train holidays to southern Italy can now be booked through subsidiary Eliza was here. The next step is to offer entire trains to different destinations in France and Italy, so that the ecological footprint can be further reduced. With this, Sunweb Group wants to make holidays by train accessible to a much larger audience.

European Sleeper is a new Dutch-Belgian railway company dedicated to night trains. The plans of Sunweb Group fit perfectly with European Sleeper's ambitions to build a network of night trains from the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition to the already planned night train from Brussels and Amsterdam to Berlin and Prague, a new night train to France is now being prepared. To be able to grow further in the future, European Sleeper will also invest in new sleeping cars. At the end of June, large and small private investors can participate by purchasing new shares of European Sleeper.


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About Sunweb Group

As one of the largest travel operators in Europe, Sunweb Group is the driving force behind brands across seven international markets - in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, UK, and Germany.

At Sunweb Group, our ambition is to become the leading digital holiday expert. We’ll do this by continuing to develop digital brands that stand out, leading the way for our partners through truly human interactions and ever-expanding hospitality expertise. To achieve this, we’re not afraid to do things differently, shaking up the market and setting new and bolder standards.

Sunweb and Eliza was here are the best-known brands of the group. Sunweb leads the way in online package holidays for sun worshippers and winter sports enthusiasts alike. Eliza was here is focussed on small-scale package travels to unique destinations for the discerning traveller. 

With around 400 employees and more than 250 tour guides and area managers in local destinations, we’re always there for our customers. And as an employer, Sunweb Group are proud of our unique attitude, encouraging our people to develop an open mind, personal growth and to make a meaningful impact every day. 

This combination of our people focussed ethos, centralised management and strong online business model has paid off with more than a million happy customers for Sunweb Group every year. Sunweb Group were acquired by Triton Fund V in February 2019, and we look forward to continuing to make travel a pleasure for millions more. 

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