Travellers under 27 planning a trip between France and Germany could get upto 60,000 free tickets this summer, in a bid to encourage travel and build cultural exchange
A new initiative planned for summers in this by France and Germany will give over 60,000 free train tickets to anyone under 27 years of age.
According to a report in Euronews on Monday, January 23, the announcement was made the transport ministers of both countries who made the announcement of the scheme.
“To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, 60,000 tickets will be made available free of charge, according to terms that will be specified shortly,” said Clément Beaune and Volker Wissing in a joint statement, cited by the report.
They said that the main aim of the initiative was to encourage young people to travel as well as to build cultural exchange between the two countries.
Beaune also said that this move is to encourage more young people to travel by train, which would falls in line with France’s climate goals.
The ministers also added that the tickets will be split between the two countries, with each getting 30,000 to distribute among its younger population.
Local French media has also reported that travellers hoping to win this opportunity will have to enter a lottery first and the names of the winners will be announced later.
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