The online travel agency has spent almost 12 months rebuilding its back-end capability, ready for migration to a common platform as part of a Travelport-wide overhaul of technology across its consumer-facing products including Orbitz and Cheaptickets.

US-based Travelport chief executive Jeff Clarke and local UK officials previously pointed to April 2007 as to when consumers would see results in terms of an enhanced user experience for search and booking.

However it is understood plans to unveil a new Ebookers site this month ? and questions remain as to the long-term roll-out of the project ? have been put on hold as Travelport bosses consider the future of the company, as part of an IPO of a portion of the Orbitz Worldwide brand.

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