Opodo and Hertz Sign Supplier Agreement

Hertz has signed a preferred supplier partnership agreement with Opodo to provide global car rental to customers making reservations via any of the Opodo European websites.
Caption: Michel Taride, President, Hertz Europe Ltd
and David Scowsill, CEO, Opodo


Opodo

is a leading pan-European online travel service owned by nine of Europe’s leading airlines - Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM and Lufthansa and by Amadeus, GDS and industry technology provider.  As well as offering deals from over 400 airlines, and 30,000 hotel properties, Opodo now has access to the fleet of the world’s largest car rental company, Hertz.


Since it’s launch in 2001 Opodo has set out to provide consumers with a simple, easy-to-use travel site with great offers on flights, accommodation and car hire, as well as a comprehensive travel insurance product. Opodo has been consistently ranked within the top five most trafficked travel sites in the UK, and the top three in France and Germany (source: Nielsen NetRatings).


Michel Taride, President of Hertz Europe Ltd commented on the new agreement: “We are delighted to have signed a preferred partnership agreement with Opodo. The site has clearly established itself as a leading low-cost distribution channel on the web. With it’s close links to other leading brands in the industry Opodo has realistic ambitions to become the online travel agency of choice for European travellers and product providers, which we are proud to be a part of.”

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David Scowsill

, CEO at Opodo, added: “We are delighted to have added Hertz to our site as car rental partner. Hertz has an extensive network across the globe and offers competitive rates on a wide range of vehicles. They will be offering exclusive online savings and special offers to Opodo customers, so we can all anticipate further savings on online travel bookings and look forward to a rewarding relationship with the world’s largest car rental company.”


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(03/0/2003) Amadeus to become a shareholder of Opodo


(24/03/2003) Opodo Scoops Top Honour at Revolution Awards 2003


(08/01/2003) Opodo Appoints Stuart Walters as Chief Information Officer


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