Travel in Europe is proving to be resilient. Despite concerns about the global economy and signs of a slowdown at the end of 2011, many destinations are showing continued visitor growth in the early part of 2012. Nowadays, travellers enjoy an unprecedented range of options among operators and modes of travel.


Inevitably, liberalisation, standardisation and increased transparency will increase competition across (international) railways. Profitability across the value chain will become even more important and challenging as business models for short haul, long haul, national and international operations impose different dynamics to the railway business.

New entrants

Hamburg-Köln-Express is a start up railway company entering the liberalised German market. The enthusiasm and fresh ideas from Hamburg-Köln-Express will have a significant impact on the traditional German railway industry, such as how low-cost airlines have changed the airline industry fundamentally. SQILLS is proud to partner with HKX, providing web, mobile, reservation and revenue management solutions.

Mobile travel

Mobile travel bookings are expected to triple by 2013, according to PhoCusWright. SQILLS is a long-time established partner of NS Hispeed and is building the NS Hispeed mobile travel portal next to the already provided web and booking software solutions.

Driven by innovation

SQILLS would like to invite you at our stand at the Innotrans 2012 in Berlin to learn more about your challenges and inform you about our rail software solutions to date:

  • Seat reservation and open ticketing software
  • Rate and revenue management software
  • Electronic payment software
  • Ticket fulfilment software
  • Mobile rail apps