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.