Brits are the savviest amongst European when it comes to booking travel, with 71% expecting to reserve their trips via the web in 2011.
If the next stage in airfare bargain hunting is split tickets, then Travel Guard and Vayant Travel Technologies are working on getting a travel insurance product in place that would cover tickets on different carriers where there is no interline agreement.
Well regarded content site Travellr says it will retain its core and free Q&A service as it heads toward an official launch after securing funding from a major travel insurance firm.
World Nomads Group bought into the business in September 2009, a mere six months after co-founders Ian Cumming and Scott Woodhouse threw open the service from an internet cafe in the South-East Asian backpackers retreat of Laos.
Cumming says the next 12 months will mostly be taken up with working out a wider revenue model for the site as well as increase its distribution.