Rail Ventures Introduces
Full Service "Meetings in Motion"
From Rail Ventures, Inc.
Sandpoint, Idaho - Corporate business travel professionals looking for a unique venue, where the scenery changes by the minute but the five-star accommodations are constant, will find the answer in the Meetings in Motion program offered in both the U.S. and Canada by private rail-car operator Rail Ventures, Inc. The program was developed for board or executive committee meetings as well as employee incentive or recognition activities and client "thank yous."
Rail Ventures' restored luxury rail cars are added to scheduled Amtrak or VIA Rail passenger trains, allowing travel between major cities and resort destinations in both countries year-round. Within the four-car fleet are boardroom and conference tables, lounge seating for informal meetings, small areas for breakout sessions, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and overnight accommodations.
Whether scheduling a one-day luncheon excursion or a cross-country multiple-day conference, corporate planners will be assisted bye the Meetings in Motion custom itinerary planning and concierge services. A professional management team coordinates the rail travel with all additional components including ground transportation, optional resort accommodations and off-train activities, for a seamless presentation.
"We understand the importance of making an impression," says Terry Gainer, executive vice president, "and our Meetings in Motion is so different, it's bound to make a board of directors or important client take notice. Our service is gracious, innovative, and discerning - the refined gentility of a bygone era with all the comforts of the 21st century. And we're extremely flexible - we can even do a stationary meeting for up to 24.
Rail Ventures' four distinctive rail cars may be chartered singly or in combination. They accommodate eight to 14 persons overnight and 16 to 30 persons for a daytime travel. Using all cars, total daytime capacity is 84 and nighttime is 30. Three of the cars offer the open-air observation platforms favored by American presidents on the campaign trail.
The car interiors are richly finished in mahogany and teak with brass accents. Furnishings include plush seating areas, large-screen TV/VCRs and spacious dining parlors. The staff includes a personal chef, who develops customized menus of fresh regional cuisine for each client, and private stewards.
The fleet includes these rail cars:
-- Bella Vista. Dome sleeper and diner. Two master bedrooms with queen-sized beds, private bathrooms and showers. Two additional staterooms include bathrooms, shared shower and dressing room. Capacity 24 day, eight overnight.
-- Yorba Buena. Traditional business car, diner, lounge, sleeper. Two large drawing rooms and two compartments with shower and dressing room. Capacity: 16 day, eight overnight.
-- Glacier Park. Dome-lounge dining and observation car. Twelve-seat main-level dining parlor plus upper-level dome dining and seating area. Designed to travel with the Gallatin River sleeper when overnight accommodations are needed Capacity: 30 daytime.
-- Gallatin River. Sleeper. Six double bedrooms with private vanity, sink, and closets share three adjoining bathrooms with tiled showers and toilets. The master suite features a queen-sized bed, in-room TV/VCR, private bathroom, vanity, and spacious shower. Capacity: 14 day and overnight.
Prices vary according to city pairs, length of rail journey, number of cars chartered, positioning charges, and passenger count. Depending on the car selected, a multi-day charter costs approximately $5,000 to $7,000 a day per car for up to eight travelers. The price is all inclusive - crew, staff, food, spirits, fine wines, and daily fresh flowers. All charters are commissionable at 10 percent; override commissions are commensurate with volume sales.
For information, suggested rail routes, and brochures: 888/533-7245; fax 208/265-8619; www.railventures.com; e-mail email@example.com.