Travelzoo made good on its pledge and quietly introduced a redesign of its U.S. website.
Here's what the new U.S. homepage looks like:
For comparison purposes, the following is the look of Travelzoo UK, which has yet to go under the redesign knife.
The new U.S. website, with its much cleaner, open feel, is 1024 pixels wide, compared with the former version, which was 800 pixels by 600 pixels.
Instead of the former version's Cheap Flights, Holiday Deals and Cruise Deals heading three busy-looking columns, the redesigned homepage has a Find Deals section in the middle section of the page with new search functionality, enabling consumers to search by destination, keyword and deal locator.
In the prior U.S. homepage and still for the current U.K. homepage, the top of the homepages are cluttered-up with the logos for Top 20, SuperSearch, News Flash and Last-Minute Travel.
But, in the redesign, these have given way to neater and uniformly sized tabs for Travel Deals, Entertainment Deals and SuperSearch.
The idea apparently was to make the site more intuitive so that a consumer, perhaps visiting the site for the first time, wouldn't have to try and figure out what Top 20 or News Flash meant.
After all, Travel Deals and Entertainment Deals are easily understood.
And, if you click on the Travel Deals tab, you'll still find the Top 20 in the drop-down menu, along with categories like Airfare, Hotels, Car Rentals and News Flash etc.
Also in the redesign, Travelzoo's Fly.com metasearch product is displayed much more prominently in the lower right-hand corner.
It is believed that Travelzoo's plan is to introduce the U.S. redesign, and then to roll out the country-site redesigns soon thereafter.