Yahoo expanding in travel?

 |  Includes: CD, IAC, PCLN, TSG, TZOO, YHOO
by: David Jackson

Yahoo! is hiring, this time for Yahoo! Travel. Positions? Director of Product Management, engineers in content management and travel search, and posts in business intelligence and business operations. (You can view the job descriptions here.)

Travel search? Yes.

Yahoo! acquired travel search company FareChase in mid-2004, despite the fact that Yahoo! Travel has an exclusive agent partnership with Travelocity (owned by TSG). Looks like Yahoo! is now trying to strengthen its travel search.

Question: does this suggest that Yahoo! sees no future for travel intermediaries like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, and Travelzoo?