An indication of eBay?s intentions for its travel business is the creation of a new dynamic packaging platform, which is being designed by travel technology company Cultuzz, the current supplier of accommodation content to eBay.

Michael Hughes, head of sales and marketing for Cultuzz, says the new dynamic packaging feature will work with both eBay?s auction and fixed-rate pricing models.

The product is scheduled to go live on eBay?s German site in the fourth quarter of this year and should be available on the UK site next year, according to Hughes.

EBay members can currently bid or use a Buy It Now function to purchase the usual array of travel products including air tickets, package holidays, hotel accommodation, city breaks, car hire and rail travel.

If the plans revealed by Hughes come to fruition, eBay will combine air tickets and accommodation to create package holidays of its own.

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