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WebSitePulse 2019 Vacation Planning Websites Performance & Uptime Report

The spring is coming to its end, and most Americans will be taking advantage of the good weather to plan a summer trip or kick back. Only one in 4 Americans have already decided to forgo a summer vacation this year, and another 22% remain undecided, according to a new survey by Bankrate. The main reason for that is the spiking traveling costs. 60% of respondents who say they are not taking a summer vacation state they cannot afford it.

On the other hand, according to HotelPlanner's 'Summer Vacation Habits' survey says 71% of the Americans will take a summer vacation in 2019 and 43% of those who indicated they are going to take a summer vacation, 43% indicated they would be taking more than one summer trip.

Hotels are the preferred places to stay form the most travelers this year — 47%, followed by Airbnb (12%) and staying at family homes (11%). It’s easy to say most of the vacation booking will be made online. That is the main reason the best vacation planning websites must prepare to bear the expected heavier traffic during the vacation season or else – they may crash, freeze and/or slow down while visitors are browsing them, leading to user abandonment 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, to make sure their performance and availability are spotless.

As we do annually we 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 23th - June 30th, 2019, 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.