Vicki Sloan is Nomad’s Global Head of Marketing, based in the Newcastle head office. Vicki joined the company in June 2018, coming from a technology background. She has over 10 years' experience in marketing and events.
The longer train journey is certainly becoming a travel trend this year. It is rising to the forefront of consumers’ minds for many reasons, but the dominant factor is that train travel is the most environmental means of transportation.
So, why would you choose a train journey over a short-haul plane journey? Well, for starters, a train journey means that you’ll eliminate the long security queues in airports and the unnecessary wait times between checking in and boarding which makes short-haul flights significantly longer. Plus, you can carry more luggage at no extra cost and enjoy all of the advances in passenger technologies, including trackside railway connectivity.
Research by Booking.com also suggests that “travellers are increasingly looking to take longer routes to take in the scenery, enjoy the experience, and reduce their environmental impact.”
With more options for long-haul train journeys and the popularity increasing for this method of transportation, we’ve outlined some key reasons why the longer train journey is becoming a top travel trend.