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WebSitePulse 2013 Vacation Planning Websites Performance & Uptime Report

Here comes the best time of the year – vacation season! It’s time to head to dream destinations, relax, spend time with family or simply enjoy the summer days.

It’s common practice for most people to plan their vacations online as they can easily compare prices and places and book their best match with just a few clicks. Thus, those online businesses related to travel and vacation planning heavily rely on the performance on their websites during that period. The higher uptime and availability they have, the more profit and popularity they will gain when the season is over. Their online visitors will also be likely to return and use their services again, if they are satisfied with the fast and hassle-free booking process.

Lonely Planet suggests that the most desired destinations in the U.S. in 2013 will be:
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • San Juan Islands, Washington
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • American Samoa
  • Eastern Sierra, California
  • Northern Maine
  • Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Verde Valley, Arizona
  • Glacier National Park, Montana,

while the top countries worldwide will be:
  • Sri Lanka
  • Montenegro
  • South Korea
  • Ecuador
  • Slovakia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Iceland
  • Turkey
  • Dominican Republic
  • Madagascar

We will be keeping a close eye on the performance of several of the most popular travel booking websites during the busiest booking period - May 17th - June 30th, 2013, and report their efficiency. The WebSitePulse Performance Reports will measure the websites’ uptime and response time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation, critical for the End Users' overall online experience. Measurements of web transactions will be made every 15 minutes, simultaneously from 4 different monitoring locations. In-depth analytical information is also collected and stored in the WebSitePulse system for future references. The WebSitePulse Application Monitoring service is used to collect data and produce the Report.