MONTREAL, May 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - While food remains the focus of
Anthony Bourdain's newest television venture with CNN, "Anthony
Bourdain Parts Unknown" VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) made a cameo appearance in the most recent episode, "Canada" (Ep. 4).
Bourdain, along with Fred Morin and Dave McMillan, co-owners of the
Montréal restaurant Joe Beef and avid train buffs, traveled in VIA
Rail's Business Class from Montréal to Québec.
"We are very excited that Parts Unknown selected VIA Rail to show the
product and service of VIA Rail in Canada. Canada's history and growth
are closely tied to train travel so it truly is wonderful to see that
story being told on such a popular program," said Steve Del Bosco,
Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of VIA Rail. "We invite all viewers
to see our breathtaking country aboard the train - it's an
Highlighting train travel as an integral part of Canada's history, the
trio enjoyed all of the amenities of VIA Rail's Business class on this
popular route as well as privileged access to the in-station Business
lounges, priority boarding, complimentary newspapers, Wi-Fi and
on-board hot breakfast. While discussing Canada's train evolution, the
group enjoyed picturesque views of the Eastern Canada's landscape.
The "Canada" episode is set to air again on CNN on Saturday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET, 1 a.m. ET, 4 a.m. ET, and on Sunday, May 12th at 8 p.m. ET. To view the episode, please visit the CNN channel on YouTube.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate
is to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation
service, in both official languages of our country. VIA operates
intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities
across its 12,500-kilometre route network, and safely transports nearly
four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven
Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight
years, and is recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by
Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since
2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in
VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at http://www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/capital-investment.
Follow us on our Evolution Blog at viaevolution.ca, on Twitter @VIA_rail and on Facebook.
SOURCE: VIA Rail Canada Inc.
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