After a well known, expensive and subsequently abandoned effort to enter the online hotel game, a question has hung over what would Opodo do to increase its product mix. Now we have part of the answer with an announcement that online and corporate booker Hotel.de is going to provide inventory for Opodo in Germany, the UK, France and Italy. Nothing replaces having your own inventory and engine but it was/is critical for Opodo to move quickly an find hotel options.
Here is the Hotelmarketing.com story.
UPDATE - thanks to Kevin of the Travolution blog who in the comments section passes on that this deal does not actually include FR and IT inventory.