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Press Release: Spain’s Renfe inks new partnership with PressReader


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueIn a new partnership with PressReader, Renfe — Spain’s national passenger railway company — will provide passengers with access to the world’s largest all-you can-read digital newspaper and magazine platform. As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19  pandemic, contactless initiatives remain a priority for travelers. PressReader delivers a safe and sustainable way for Renfe to offer passengers an elevated reading experience.  

In a first-of-its-kind partnership, PressReader will be available for Renfe passengers before departure as well as on board. Passengers with a Renfe booking will receive a notification with a link to access PressReader prior to their departure via email or text. Additionally, PressReader will be integrated into PlayRenfe, the railway’s entertainment app, to furnish a seamless guest experience. Once they are connected to the train’s WiFi network and access PlayRenfe, passengers will get to choose between thousands of titles from more than 120 countries in over 70 languages provided by PressReader. 

As a leading company of the least polluting means of mass transport, Renfe bolsters its commitment to technological and digital transformation and enhancing passenger engagement and service quality through the partnership with PressReader. By providing passengers with publications in a digital form through PressReader, the company is contributing to its sustainability goals, including reducing emissions. 

PressReader has a large presence in Spain including partnerships with a major airline, Iberia; Paradores hotels; and ferry operators such as Baleària and Trasmapi who are innovative and responsible leaders working to boost customer experiences and advocating for the sustainability of the industry. Renfe is PressReader’s third partnership within the railway industry after having announced its partnership with VIA Rail Canada, providing the PressReader service in VIA Rail’s business class lounges, and Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), where PressReader works with Nomad Digital to provide SBB trains with a selection of  titles within the onboard entertainment portal.” 


In addition to its transportation partners, PressReader is available through a growing number of hotels, cruise lines, airlines and other operators in hospitality and travel, enabling more and more travelers to stay connected with their favorite content, no matter where they go around the globe. 

“Renfe’s focus on environmental sustainability is the foundation of our partnership,” says Ruairí Doyle, CEO of PressReader Group of companies. “We are pleased to partner with Renfe to provide thousands of international, national, and local publications to passengers before departure and during the journey. Whenever and wherever they travel, Renfe passengers are sure to enjoy quality reading time.” 

About PressReader 

PressReader is the largest all-you-can-read platform of newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world — publications such as The Wall Street Journal, La Vanguardia, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Newsweek, Forbes, Le Figaro and Vanity Fair to name just a few. 

Using their phone, tablet or computer, readers can browse content online or download entire issues using the PressReader app. They can subscribe for unlimited access, or get the full experience sponsored by one of its brand partners. Businesses that leverage the premium content platform to enhance their customers’ experience − household names like British Airways, Iberia, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air Canada, Marriott, Fairmont Hotels, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Princeton University and the New York Public Library. 

About PressReader Limited 

PressReader Limited (“the Company”) is a group of technology companies on a mission to transform the way people read and learn in the digital age. The Company is building a data-driven and experience centric one-stop platform to empower content creators, readers and business partners in every step of content creation, distribution, information consumption and brand engagement. 

The Company works with the publishers of some of the world’s top newspapers, magazines and educational publications and collaborates with international business partners from 150 countries to connect people from every corner of the globe with quality content. The Company’s online reading platform, PressReader, is the world’s largest digital newsstand. The all-you-can-read platform offers thousands of newspapers and magazines in more than 70 languages from over 120 countries. 

Founded in 1999 in Vancouver (Canada), the Company has since grown to over 500 employees worldwide with international offices in Dublin (Ireland), Manila (Philippines) and Phoenix (USA). 

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