eDreams is a one-stop travel shop, allowing its customers to access 155,000 flights and 855,000 hotels, along with ground transportation, insurance and other services in order to create their own personalised dynamic package in one single search. Our mission is to help customers reach their destination and home again, uniquely combining best price and the greatest convenience in the shortest possible time. We have a clear strategy to achieve this – we are utilising industry leading technology and data, capitalising on our air travel and customer expertise and maximising the strength of the airline brands that sell through our site. We also offer online marketing and advertising services to other businesses.

Based in Barcelona, Spain, we are currently operating in 44 countries and the global English speaking market. In 2011 eDreams expanded to Turkey to become the first international operator in this emerging market. We will continue our international expansion with investments into an improved service for various countries, and new websites in more markets all over the world.

eDreams was founded in 2000 by Javier Pérez-Tenessa with venture capital firms from Europe and the United States. After studying aeronautical engineering in Madrid and getting his MBA at Stanford University, United States, Javier began his career designing satellites. In 1995 he moved to Silicon Valley to work for AOL and Netscape before founding eDreams with the intention of creating an online travel agency in Europe.

The company has completed two leveraged buyouts, one in 2006 (TA Associate) and the second one in 2010 (Permira), where all former shareholders sold their holdings (full secondary). eDreams merged with Go Voyages and acquired Opodo during 2011 and Travellink to be later renamed eDreams ODIGEO. At the end of 2013, eDreams ODIGEO acquired the meta-search engine liligo.com.

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Key facts

  • 6 million customers
  • 31 websites around the world