Friday, September 28, 2007

Leaky Opodo - Whistleblowing 2.0

Everyone was getting rather excited a few days back as rumours started to circulate of a sale of the French tour operator Karavel by its owner Opodo.

The source of the rumour was Online Travel Crunch.

Opodo duly confirmed the deal yesterday.

What most people at the time didn't realise as the rumourmill turned is that the owner of the Online Travel Crunch is one Mario Gavira.

Alex Bainbridge had some ideas - but a quick call to Opodo (shock, horror: the old fashioned method) soon revealed Gavira's identity. He is an account manager in France for Opodo!

UPDATE: Online Travel Crunch is mysteriously offline as of Saturday 29 September. Wonder why...

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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