Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (July, 2009) – Rocky Mountaineer is proud to announce that two of its rail journeys have been selected by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) as the most exciting and scenic train experiences in the world. SATW, the world’s largest organization of professional travel journalists and photographers with members in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, recently conducted a poll on the “Top 10″ train rides. Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer took the number one spot along with the Whistler Mountaineer, coming in at number eight.
“It is truly an honour for our Rocky Mountaineer train to be recognized and singled-out as the best in the world by SATW, a prestigious organization with members who are highly respected for providing expert travel advice,” says Randy Powell, President of Rocky Mountaineer. “Having both of our trains selected in the “Top 10″ is an amazing acknowledgement and gives us further indication that we are providing our guests with premier travel experiences.”
Both the Rocky Mountaineer and the Whistler Mountaineer trains continue to delight international writers, editors and producers alike, offering an exceptional onboard experience, sumptuous Western Canadian cuisine and stunning views that only the British Columbia coast, interior and Canadian Rockies can deliver.
The Society of American Travel Writers, comprised of more than 1,300 writers, photographers, journalists, film producers and public relations professionals, aims to promote responsible journalism and encourages the conservation and preservation of historic sites and natural wonders worldwide. Holding several travel related opinion surveys each year, this talented and respected group provides insight and expertise on destinations and attractions across the globe.
Rocky Mountaineer offers unique Canadian vacation packages and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. Best known for the internationally-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train, a two-day, all daylight rail journey through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies, the company also offers trips onboard the Whistler Mountaineer train, a daily three-hour experience between North Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and welcomed its one millionth guest in 2008. Rocky Mountaineer has been honoured with three World Travel Awards as “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” and was recently named by National Geographic as one of the “World’s Greatest Trips.”
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