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Transportation Company - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits - Tourism

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Transportation Company - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits - Tourism
Company Name Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits
Category Tourism
Year Founded 1874
Country EU (Details)
Source of Text Wikipedia
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Transportation Company - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits - Tourism



Company History: Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (English: International Sleeping-Car Company), also CIWL, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, or just Wagons-Lits, is an international hotel and travel logistics company, particularly known for its on-train catering and sleeping car services, as well as being the historical operator of the Orient Express.

The Orient Express was a showcase of luxury and comfort at a time when travelling was still rough and dangerous. CIWL soon developed a dense network of luxury trains all over Europe, whose names are still remembered today and associated to the art of luxury travel. Such as the Blue Train ("Train Bleu"), the Golden Arrow ("Flèche d'Or"), North Express ("Étoile du Nord") and many more. CIWL became the first and most important modern multinational dedicated to transport, travel agency, hospitality with activities spreading from Europe to Asia and Africa.

Now part of the French Newrest group, Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (et des grands express européens) (English: The International Sleeping-Car (and European Great Expresses) Company) was founded by Georges Nagelmackers during 1872, in Belgium. CIWL quickly established itself as the premier provider and operator of European railway sleepers and dining cars during the late 19th and the 20th centuries.

The holding company, CIWLT, is a fully owned subsidiary of the Accor Group, the historical brands were transferred to Wagons-Lits Diffusion in 1996.

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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.


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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-11 14:51:53. Last edited by gdm on 2019-10-17 12:19:40

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