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Tom Reiter,
Country Manager Germany

"Germans are increasingly booking holidays and flights over the Internet. Online travel booking has to be as simple, secure and clear as possible, and make you look forward to your upcoming trip. With new products all the time and an extensive range of services and information, Opodo provides maximum choice. By actively working with the VIR association, we are creating additional trust in the medium among consumers and are helping to dispel preconceptions."
The company
Opodo is an independent, well-priced online travel agency for individual, package and business travellers. The company was founded in 2001 by nine of Europe's leading airlines - Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM and Lufthansa. The travel technology provider Amadeus has been the company's majority shareholder since June 2004. Opodo operates in 13 European markets: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Companies within the Opodo Group include Opodo LTD, Vivacances (French online travel agency) and Travellink (Nordic online travel agency).
 
  • Founded: 2001
  • Headquarters: London, UK
  • Registered company name: Opodo Limited
  • Other locations: Germany, France, Italy and Spain
  • Managing Director: Ignacio Martos
  • Claim: Opodo - let the journey begin

General information

  • At www.opodo.de, customers have access to 36 million package holidays from well-known tour operators, 21 million last-minute holidays, flights from 700 airlines (scheduled, charter and budget flights), 80,000 hotels, hire cars at 7,000 locations around the world, holiday apartments and houses, cruises, ski trips and comprehensive travel insurance.
  • In the city breaks section, Opodo customers can combine flights, hotels and hire cars as they wish and choose from numerous destinations worldwide.
  • Customers can conveniently combine outbound and return flights from various airlines, including low -cost airlines, when the "KombiJetting" symbol is shown. The same also applies to flights with stopovers. This service offers the greatest possible choice of flights at the lowest prices and, thus, enables more flexibility. Another advantage: although multiple airlines are used, there is just one bill. And by clicking the "Flexible search" button, those who have no time restrictions can save money, as cheaper flights on the day before or after their preferred date are displayed in the results. If customers then find the same flight for less at another online travel agency, Opodo will give them their money back. With the new best-price and money-back guarantee, anyone who finds a better offer (incl. taxes, fees and service charges) at another German-language online travel agency based in Germany within 24 hours of booking a flight at www.opodo.de will have the difference refunded to them by Opodo.
  • Travelling to exciting cities, relaxing in the sun, going diving or visiting museums, theatres and musicals - a dream holiday is different for everyone. Opodo users - or Opodier - can share their holiday experiences with others in the travel community called Opodien. Here you can find interesting insider tips, photos, trip descriptions, hotel ratings and much more for travel destinations all over the world.
  • Opodo regularly impresses in tests and public surveys online. Stiftung Warentest rated the online travel portal "good" (Test 08/2006). The year after, Opodo emerged as the test winner in three awards: in Guter Rat's "Online travel agent test" (March 2007), in Computer Bild's "Booking holidays on the Internet" (May 2007) and in Urlaub Perfekt's "Flight portal test: the best value-for-money tickets" (November 2007). In June 2008, the online travel portal was tested by travel scouts at the portal feierabend.de: the testers (aged 49 to 79) rated the appearance and clarity of the web pages, the booking function and the travel information as particularly good. They also praised the clear layout of the Opodo travel community site, Opodia. The final verdict on the Opodo website by all the Feierabend scouts was a unanimous "highly recommended".
Contact:
Opodo
Mönckebergstraße 27,
20095 Hamburg

Website: www.opodo.de
E-Mail: marketing-de@opodo.com

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