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Published in Trains magazine, Railfan & Railroad, Passenger Train Journal

Sunday, September 24, 2006

CPR’s luxury train wins World Travel Award

Canadian Pacific Railway’s luxury rail service, Royal Canadian Pacific, based in Calgary, Alberta, has been chosen the world’s best luxury train service by over 167,000 registered travel agents and travel professionals.

Royal Canadian Pacific (RCP) has won the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” award at the 2006 World Travel Awards ceremony at the Turks & Caicos this week. The RCP received the award in a challenging competition with five other luxury train services – the Blue Train of South Africa, the Eastern & Oriental Express in Asia, Pride of Africa-Rovos Rail in Africa, Palace on Wheels in India, and Europe’s Venice-Simplon Orient Express.

“This is world recognition of the exclusive train service provided by the Royal Canadian Pacific heritage fleet,” said RCP Director Mark Ramsay, who was in the Turks & Caicos to accept the award. “The award is the result of six years of effort by a dedicated team whose prime focus is on service excellence, professional staffing and guest satisfaction. Their attention to detail is evident in the sophisticated elegance of our restored vintage carriages. This recognition confirms us as world leaders in tourism and hospitality.”

Ramsay added, “this major award will certainly benefit Royal Canadian Pacific in making more people aware of our exclusive service, especially as we prepare to open our new world sales facility in Calgary.”

Since 1993, travel agents from more than 200 countries have been choosing the world’s best in more than 70 different travel-industry categories.

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