With train travel on the rise in Europe, Airbnb announced an opportunity to win the rail trip of a lifetime.
1. Train travel
On its 50th anniversary, Interrail agreed to partner with Airbnb to celebrate the resurgence of train travel in Europe by offering a free pass for 6 persons. After two years of pandemic-induced quarantine and social distancing, people continue eager to travel and to embark on new cultural experiences. Boosted by environmental concerns, trains are becoming more and more popular among European travellers.
We clearly see a rising demand for this kind of travel – this year alone, we’ve seen the number of travelers exceed that of 2019 pre-pandemic levels. We’re thrilled to partner with Airbnb and to advocate for the positive impact rail travel can have in the world.Nadine Koszler, Eurail Head of Marketing
Calling all train enthusiasts! We are partnering with @Airbnb to offer six travellers the opportunity to embark on the Airbnb Heritage Tour. The slow travel journey will connect five historic homes throughout Europe. Tap the link below to learn more about the contest!— Interrail.eu (@Interrail) July 12, 2022
2. Historical Homes
The lucky chosen will have the opportunity to embark on an epic slow travel journey connecting remarkable historic homes across Europe. The hospitality platform’s railway adventure will span 5 countries — UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy — over 19 days. Dubbed the Airbnb Heritage Tour, the trip is a unique railway adventure, which offers the opportunity of staying in magnificent homes listed in Airbnb’s new Historical Homes category.
all aboard! 🚂 an italian villa, an english mansion, a catalan manor, a french chateau, and a german castle are waiting for you & 5 friends…— Airbnb (@Airbnb) July 11, 2022
apply below for a chance to take a train across europe, staying in historic homes along the way: https://t.co/ymuP1GQXbT pic.twitter.com/7BDxNET3uI
“We are excited to be offering this epic adventure which celebrates the golden age of 19th century travel, when there was more time to appreciate adventures with friends and family for longer,” said Emmanuel Marill, Airbnb Regional Director for EMEA.
By combining the very best of train travel with the best of heritage in Europe, we hope travelers will reconnect with history and culture and enjoy travel as it once was.Emmanuel Marill, Airbnb Regional Director for EMEA
3. Join the competition
Make sure that you have your passport up to date and rush to apply for this one in a lifetime competition, which will be open until July 20. The application doesn’t take a lot of time, but make sure to get inspired to draft around 200 words on your main motivation for doing this and also how would you share it with the world.