Looking back to the first iterations of travel Web sites, we can appreciate just how far technology has come. As advancements like high-speed connections began to replace the now archaic dial-up experience, consumers adjusted their expectations and demands of the companies they patronized. To gain a deeper understanding of the status of travelers' current online expectations, Akamai commissioned PhoCusWright to conduct a study examining key elements of the online consumer experience.
This slide version of a recorded event delivers key findings of an in-depth consumer survey studying travel Web site functionality and conversion rate satisfaction. Host Margaret Rivera of Akamai and presenter Caroll Rheem, Director of Research at PhoCus Wright, define best practices for fast, reliable travel Web sites.
Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas Airways is the world's longest
continuously operating airline. Today it is widely regarded as the world's leading long-distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia, responsible for an estimated $1.7 billion in revenue for the fiscal year 2009/2010. The airline is committed to continually improving the experience on its website, qantas.com, whether enabling travelers to book all parts of a holiday or to self-manage their travel experiences. Since the site was first launched in 1996, it has evolved into the airline's primary customer contact channel.