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WebSitePulse 2018 Vacation Planning Websites Performance & Uptime Report

The 2018 vacation season is over the corner and people are starting to plan their summer vacation. About 62% of the Americans will travel for leisure during this vacation season and Americans collectively said they plan to take an average of 2.5 trips during this timeframe according to MMGY Global’s survey. The results are similar with the last year’s numbers, however about 28% of the respondents said they are going to spend more on this year’s vacation comparing to the last year’s. Only 12% are planning to spend less.

Online travel sales have grown over the past few years. Most people now book their vacations online. It is much easier and they can organize the whole trip via one website - from booking a hotel, to buying tickets for tourist sights, renting a car, anything needed. Travellers are also relying more on online reviews when booking.

That is why the best vacation planning websites must stand out from their competitors and be prepared to bear the expected heavy traffic during the vacation season or else – they may crash, freeze and/or slow down while visitors are browsing on them, which would lead to unwanted negative user experience and financial loses.

We at WebSitePulse, as a monitoring company, can’t stress more on the importance of monitoring your websites and servers 24/7, especially when heavy traffic is expected, just to make sure their performance and availability is spotless.

As we do every year will be keeping a close eye on 12 of the most popular US travel booking websites for their performance and uptime during the busiest booking period - May 21th - June 30th, 2018, 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 Web Transaction Monitoring service is used to collect data and produce the Report.