Opodo the pan-European online travel company today announced it has added Amadeus to its source of hotels inventory, bringing the total number of hotels now offered on the Opodo service to over 65,000.
This partnership will give the 12 million visitors who check out the Opodo sites each month, access to Amadeus’ full range of independent and chain hotels - from chic boutique city properties, to elegant country house hotels, to family-based resorts, across 186 countries.
John Ryan, Director Hotels, Opodo commented, “Opodo is continuing its mission of providing customers with the widest possible choice of good value, quality products. This partnership with Amadeus enables us to offer our discerning travellers a wide range of hotels in the top destinations around the world.”
By partnering with Amadeus Opodo is enabling hotels to seamlessly manage its rates and availability and avoid the use of extranets, thereby supporting the company’s philosophy of working with partners on a supplier-friendly model, building long-term partnerships both with key intermediaries as well as direct to hotels.
“Opodo is a major new distribution channel for Amadeus Hospitality, viewed by 12 million visitors a month. Additionally, Amadeus distributes hotels in its system to 360,000 travel agency and airline points of sale in 217 markets around the world,” said Antoine Medawar, Managing Director, Amadeus Hospitality Business Group.
Since it launched in 2001, Opodo has quickly established itself as one of the leading European online travel agencies, with a reputation for delivering good value, quality products. Currently operating in nine European markets, Opodo customers can now access deals from nearly 500 airlines, over 65,000 hotels, and 7,000 car hire car locations, as well as package holidays, charter flights, city breaks, ski offers and a host of value added travel services.
Opodo addresses the real needs of today’s traveller by offering an unbiased and competitively priced online travel service for world travel. Customers can enjoy excellent offers from 500 airlines, over 65,000 hotel properties, 7,000 car hire locations, package holidays, city breaks, lifestyle holidays, ski deals, comprehensive travel insurance and value added services such as airport parking.
Opodo was created by nine of Europe's leading airlines - Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM and Lufthansa. Amadeus, the travel technology company based in Madrid, took a 74% controlling interest in the company in March 2005.
Opodo operates in nine European markets: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Companies within the Opodo Group: Opodo.co.uk, Opodo.de, Opodo.fr, Opodo.es, Quest Travel, (UK independent long-haul travel specialist), Karavel, (a leading French online tour operating company) Eviaggi (Italian online travel agency), Vivacances (French online travel agency) and Travellink (Nordic online travel agency).