Opodo

Opodo is like Orbitz an Internet travel agency. It is a pan-European enterprise, owned by a consortium of European airlines, including British Airways, Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines and Finnair. The travel technology provider Amadeus is a majority shareholder. Opodo offers a full worldwide range of travel products including flights (from more than 500 scheduled and low cost airlines), package holidays, dynamic packaging, city-breaks, hotels, car rental, event tickets, excursions, ski holidays, cottages, holiday rentals, and cruises.

Opodo operates out of nine European countries. For United Kingdom customers see http://www.opodo.co.uk, for German customers see http://www.opodo.de, for French customers see http://www.opodo.fr, for Italian customers see http://www.opodo.it Spanish customers should visit: http://www.opodo.es. Opodo also runs other successful online travel businesses such as Travellink in the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finaland) - see http://www.travellink.no, http://www.travellink.se, http://www.travellink.dk, http://www.travellink.fi, and in France Karavel at http://www.karavel.fr and http://www.promovacances.fr and http://www.vivacances.fr as well as a tour operator offering tailor-made deals to Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, South Africa, America, and the Far East from the UK at http://www.questtravel.co.uk

The name "opodo" is an ambigram, with rotational symmetry.


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The name "opodo" is an ambigram, with rotational symmetry. Wayne, Indiana. Opodo also runs other successful online travel businesses such as Travellink in the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finaland) - see http://www.travellink.no, http://www.travellink.se, http://www.travellink.dk, http://www.travellink.fi, and in France Karavel at http://www.karavel.fr and http://www.promovacances.fr and http://www.vivacances.fr as well as a tour operator offering tailor-made deals to Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, South Africa, America, and the Far East from the UK at http://www.questtravel.co.uk. 2006- Louis Vuitton opens stores in Ft. For United Kingdom customers see http://www.opodo.co.uk, for German customers see http://www.opodo.de, for French customers see http://www.opodo.fr, for Italian customers see http://www.opodo.it Spanish customers should visit: http://www.opodo.es. 2005 - Artist Vanessa Beecroft creates performance for new store in Paris. Opodo operates out of nine European countries. 2004 - Louis Vuitton opens stores in New Delhi, India and Macau.

Opodo offers a full worldwide range of travel products including flights (from more than 500 scheduled and low cost airlines), package holidays, dynamic packaging, city-breaks, hotels, car rental, event tickets, excursions, ski holidays, cottages, holiday rentals, and cruises. 2003 - Takashi Murakami & Marc Jacobs launch the Cherry Blossom Limited Edition, Multicolore and Eye Love lines. The travel technology provider Amadeus is a majority shareholder. 2002 - LVMH releases a Louis Vuitton line of watches. It is a pan-European enterprise, owned by a consortium of European airlines, including British Airways, Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines and Finnair. 2001 - LVMH creates the Graffiti line and a Louis Vuitton charm bracelet is released. Opodo is like Orbitz an Internet travel agency. 1998 - LVMH adds Marc Jacobs, who designs the Monogram Vernis line, and LVMH launches a line of travel guides to major cities around the world.

1997 - LVMH launches a line of pens. 1996 - The centennial of the Monogram Canvas occurs and LVMH spotlights various designers. 1993 - LVMH launches the Taiga line, a luggage and briefcase black leather line for men. 1992 - A Louis Vuitton store opens in Beijing, China.

1988 - The Louis Vuitton Classic Annual Automobile Race is launched in Paris, France. The group continues to own the Louis Vuitton company and brand. 1987 - Louis Vuitton and Moet-Hennessey merge to form LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton. 1985 - The Epi Leather line is introduced.

1984 - The first store in South Korea opens in Seoul. The Louis Vuitton Cup is an elimination round in which the winner sails against the America's Cup winner from the previous year for the America's Cup. 1983 - Louis Vuitton teams up with the America's Cup sailing race to form the Louis Vuitton Cup for Sailing. 1978 - Louis Vuitton stores open in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

1977 - The Louis Vuitton SA holding company was created. 1969 - Gaston-Louis Vuitton dies. 1968 - A Louis Vuitton sales office opens in Tokyo, Japan. 1959 to 1965 - 25 new models of travel items were introduced each year; a total of 175 new travel items introduced.

1959 - New innovations in the treatment of canvas allow more bags to be made, and Louis Vuitton releases a set of Monogram canvas bags. 1951 - Louis Vuitton supplies all the travel items for President Auriol of France's tour of America after World War II. 1946 - Louis Vuitton decides to go toward other industries instead of laying off workers in the post-war situation. A recent book by Stephanie Bonvincini, Louis Vuitton, A French Saga, has made allegations about Louis Vuitton's links with the Vichy regime and the subsequent Nazi occupation of France in the second world war.

The secretary trunk is introduced for Leopold Stokowski, a conductor. Gaston-Louis Vuitton assumes control of the company. Estimates attribute Georges Vuitton with over 700 new Vuitton designs. 1936 - The golden age of Louis Vuitton ends as Georges Vuitton passes away.

1933 - The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was introduced. This bag was made for champagne vinter to transport bottles. 1932 - Louis Vuitton introduced the Nóe bag. 1931 - Louis Vuitton introduced exotic bags such as a handbag of crocodile skin, as well as elephant hide handbags for the Colonial Exhibition.

It could fit bottles, brushes, mirrors, powder boxes and more toiletries. 1929 - The seventy-fifth anniversary of Louis Vuitton, a toiletry case is introduced specifically for opera singer Marthe Chenal. This bag foreran the duffel bag in a travel bag for light travel to keep necessities in. 1924 - Only eight years after the end of World War I, the 'Keepall' is invented.

Store locations open in New York, Bombay, Washington, London, Alexandria and Buenos Aires as World War I begins. The building was the largest travel-goods store in the world at that time. 1914 - The Louis Vuitton Building opens in Champs-Elysees. 1906 - Georges' son Gaston-Louis married Renee Versille and Louis Vuitton introduces trunks for automobiles.

In the same year, the Louis Vuitton company introduced a new line of trunks that have special compartments for items such as perfumes, clothing, and other goods. Louis World Fair. 1904 - Georges chaired the jury for the St. 1901 - the Louis Vuitton Company introduced the 'Steamer Bag', a small handbag to be kept inside Vuitton luggage trunks.

1900 - Georges Vuitton was given the honor to set up the "Travel Items and Leather Goods" section of the 1900 Paris World Fair. 1899 - Georges exhibited Vuitton products at the maiden Paris Auto Show. He sold Vuitton products during the visit. Georges then sailed to the United States, in which he toured various cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

This can be considered the first "designer logo", since Georges was driven to create this pattern to prevent further copying of Vuitton patterns (counterfeiting had already begun by this point). It came to be called 'Monogram Canvas;' its graphic symbols were based on the trend for Japanese/Oriental designs in the late Victorian Period. 1896 - Georges designs the 'Monogram Canvas' (shown to the right). 1894 - Georges publishes his book "Le Voyage".

1893 - Georges displays Vuitton products at the World's Fair in Chicago. After Vuitton's death, Georges made Louis Vuitton a worldwide corporation. 1892 - Vuitton dies; the Vuitton company begins selling handbags. 1889 - Vuitton wins the gold medal at the World's Fair in Paris.

Vuitton trademark"). Vuitton deposited" or roughly "L. Vuitton déposée" (which literally means "mark L. 1888 - The Damier Canvas pattern is created by Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Georges, and bears a logo that reads "marquee L.

1885 - The first Louis Vuitton store in London opens. 1883 - Georges' son Gaston-Louis is born. 1880 - Georges gets married and (on the same day) is given control of the business. 1876 - Creation of the wardrobe trunk, which contained a rail and small drawers for storing clothing.

1872 - Creation of the red and beige striped canvas. 1867 - Vuitton entered the Universal Exhibition at the World's Fair in Paris, winning the bronze medal. 1860 - Vuitton opened a larger factory in Asnières-sur-Seine to accommodate increased demand. 1854 - Vuitton opened his first store in Paris on Rue Nueve des Capucines, founding Louis Vuitton Malletier ("Louis Vuitton Trunk-Maker").

(All trunks before this had rounded tops for water to run off, and thus could not be stacked.) Surprisingly, the Monogram Canvas design was not created until after Louis Vuitton's death; it was created by his son, Georges. Vuitton was the first trunk-maker to create a flat-topped trunk or an airtight trunk. His first piece was the grey Trianon canvas flat trunk. When Vuitton opened his first store in Paris in 1854, he began by selling flat-topped trunks that were lightweight and airtight, and were bought by France's Empress Eugénie in its first year of sale.

. Two years later, he arrived in Paris and started working as an apprentice for trunk-maker and packing-case-maker Monsieur Marechal. He moved from his hometown of Anchay, Jura, France in 1835 at the age of fourteen. Vuitton was born in Cons-le-Sannier, France.

The Louis Vuitton "LV" Monogram design can be considered the very first "designer label" on a product (first in the contemporary sense), as it was created in 1896 with the intent of preventing counterfeiting. More than a century later, Vuitton's handbags and luggage are now a status symbol around the world and are often looked to in the world of fashion. Louis Vuitton (August 4, 1821-February 27, 1892) was a luggage-maker and luggage-designer in Paris in the mid-late 1800's. Louis Vuitton biography in Toronto's Fashion Monitor.

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