Travel Site eDreams Launches In Spain

European-focused travel Web site operation eDreams has launched in Spain, following on
the heels of its launch in Italy in February.


eDreams said it has signed agreements with more than 25 Spanish tour operators
including Tiempo Libre, Mundicolor, Soltour, Turavia and Club de Vacaciones.


Final sales transactions for eDreams’ holidays are handled by Ultramar
Express’ call center. eDreams claims to offer “the broadest range of holidays
on the Internet, from a weekend in the Spanish countryside to a trekking
holiday in Nepal.” The company has agreements with more than 50 top tour
operators.


“What makes us different is our team of more than 300 DreamGuides — real
people who are experts in worldwide destinations and leisure activities,”
said James Hare, eDreams president and co-founder.


“Each DreamGuide produces
original and up-to-the-moment information on their specialist subject, offers
totally unbiased advice to
the traveler on their dream holiday and responds to e-mail inquiries from
customers.”


Founded in March 1999 in Silicon Valley, eDreams has offices in London,
Barcelona, Milan and San Francisco. The company has raised more than $20
million in financing from Apax Partners, Atlas Venture, BSCH, Net-Partners
and Doll Capital for its
European launches.


eDreams said it will launch in the UK by the end of June and has also
announced
plans for further European expansion in France and Germany.

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