UK metasearch giant TravelSupermarket says it still has faith that there is growth in the travel sector despite revenues and visitor numbers falling again.
The Chester-based MoneySupermarket subsidiary saw revenues across the travel vertical down 6% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.
Although this is an improvement of sorts on the previous set of published figures (revs down 20% year-on-year for the first half of 2010), bosses now say a full relaunch of the site is expected in the first quarter of 2011.
The company originally said in August this year that some improvements would be made in later part of 2010.
It now says:
"Management continue to believe that there is significant structural growth potential in Travel and work has begun on an improved travel website which will be ready for launch in the first quarter of 2011."
When asked about international ambitions (something the company has stated in the past it has considered), an official says:
"Our focus over the next six to 12 months is to consolidate our position in the UK and re-develop the infrastructure and user experience of the UK site. Once we are in a position we are happy with in the UK then we will evaluate opportunities in other markets."
Perhaps one of the changes is a new white label provider for the site's airport hotels, parking and lounges services.
Previously run by APH, the white label will now be operated by Holiday Extras, giving users a choice of 40 airport parking providers, 165 UK airport hotels and 21 airport lounges.