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WebSitePulse 2017 Vacation Planning Websites Performance Report Summary

Vacation planning season is over and we are finished monitoring 13 of the most popular international websites for travel and tourism for the period between May 25th and June 30th, 2017 for our 2017 Vacation Planning Season Report.

The overall performance of the monitored travel booking websites demonstrated their preparedness to meet the challenges of the expected heavy web traffic during the whole 2017 vacation planning season.

We have found out the daily average response time from all monitored websites was 4.443 sec. The daily average responses by locations are as follow:

  • Washington DC (US East Coast) – 3.472 sec
  • San Francisco, CA (US West Coast) – 3.934 sec
  • Sydney (Australia) – 5.929 sec
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands, Europe) – 4.45 sec

This year travelocity.com was the speed leader among the 13 monitored websites with an average response time of 1.28 seconds, followed by tingo.com (1.58 sec) and cheaptickets.com (1.838 sec). Far away at the bottom of the table was homeaway.com with 10.566 seconds average response time which may have caused some lost profit. The daily average uptime for the entire group of 13 websites for 2017 travel planning season was 99.96%. The daily average uptime by locations are as follow:

  • Washington DC (US East Coast) – 99.96%
  • San Francisco, CA (US West Coast) – 99.97%
  • Sydney (Australia) – 99.96%
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands, Europe) – 99.95%

We have two winners with 100% average uptime for this year’s vacation planning season and they are booking.com and tripadvisor.com, followed by travelocity.com (99.999%) and tingo.com (99.999%). At the bottom of the availability chart stands hotels.com with 99.746% which leaves them with a room for some improvements.

For more details, see the reports below:

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetSan FranciscoAmsterdamWashingtonSydneyAvg. resp. time

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetSan FranciscoAmsterdamWashingtonSydneyAvg. uptime

Best regards, and takeITeasy™ with WebSitePulse™

Iavor Marinoff, CEO

Performance and availability are measured for a typical travel-related booking web transaction at 15 minute monitoring interval, every day, 24/7. The WebSitePulse application monitoring service is used to collect data and to create the reports.
The steps in each transaction are comparable for all websites, and reflect the real online buyers' experience. The simultaneous monitoring is performed from four locations of the WebSitePulse global monitoring network: San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Sydney, Australia, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. In case of a detected malfunction or unavailability, the system performs automated error verification from four independent resources and only after the above procedure is performed and has returned consistent results, the detected error is confirmed, recorded, and included in the daily performance reports. In these cases, an advanced WebSitePulse exclusive feature comes into play - Forced Monitoring -, which automatically switches to a 3 minute monitoring interval for increased accuracy.

About WebSitePulse:
WebSitePulse is a leading provider of global, independent, and objective availability and performance monitoring of web sites, servers, network components, web applications, e-business- and email round-trip transactions.

For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
phone: 1-407-380-1600

WebSitePulse launched the Performance and Uptime Reports program to keep the general public and the Internet community informed about the performance of specific websites and the challenges their webmasters, owners and operators are facing on a daily basis, especially when the web traffic intensifies due to some special events through the year. Some of the most popular web destinations, related to each particular event, are selected for the purpose of the Reports, and data from their performance measurements is made available on the WebSitePulse public website.

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