Renfe tourist trains will start the 2017 season on April 22, with 2,376 seats in the luxury-“Al Andalus” and “The Transcantábrico” in its two versions: Grand Luxury and Classic, 19% less than the previous year, after adjusting Supply to demand to achieve maximum occupancy.
The objective of Renfe is to achieve 100% occupancy in these trains or even to have waiting lists in the future, said yesterday the manager of the Commercial Area of Renfe Travelers, Javier Díaz Trisac, in a press conference, boarding the Transcantábrico.
In the segment of standard tourist trains will be offered this season, which will end on November 11, about 28,000 places, similar to that of the previous season and will also maintain the number of departures in 2016, he added.
The manager explained that in the luxury segment there will also be fewer departures than last year, with the exception of Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, which will have 24 regular departures, two more, and has increased its prices by 9%, to €4,900 euros.
Its classic version will cost 10% more this year (3,500), and in Al Andalus, the suite will be 7% more expensive (€4,400), while the large class room is kept at €3,500.
Luxury trains are demanded by foreign tourists, especially from Germany, theUSA, Australia, Argentina, China, Japan or Russia, made seven charter trips in 2016 and, this year, Diaz expects between 8 and 9, five are already hired.
The travel proposals in any of the outings and itineraries include accommodation on the train, which at night stops at some station of the route, commuting by bus and accompanying guides for excursions, as well as an offer Gastronomic both on board the train and in the restaurants of the cities that are visited.
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