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VirtualTourist.com Selects Gomez to Enhance the Web Experience of its Online Travel Community

VirtualTourist.com Selects Gomez to Enhance the Web Experience of its Online Travel Community

LEXINGTON, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gomez, Inc., a leading provider of web experience management services, today announced that VirtualTourist.com has chosen to deploy the Gomez(R) ExperienceFirst(SM) platform. One of the largest online travel communities in the world, VirtualTourist is using Gomez's software-as-a-service solutions to test and monitor its web applications, ensuring a quality web experience for over six million travelers who use its website monthly.

The VirtualTourist website features more than 1.6 million user-generated travel reviews and three million photos on more than 58,000 destinations worldwide. With so much dynamic content and such a global audience, VirtualTourist needed to ensure that all its visitors -- no matter their location -- received a consistently fast and available web experience. To achieve this, it was important to monitor the performance of the VirtualTourist website from as close as possible to its end-users, rather than behind the firewall. So VirtualTourist selected Gomez's Active Network(SM) XF and Active Last Mile(SM) XF solutions to test its website from more than 100 globally-located Internet backbone nodes, and from more than 40,000 end-user desktops at different connection speeds, ISPs, and geographies.

"As a popular website with traffic and user-generated travel content from every corner of the planet and a high ratio of third party content embedded into our pages, the Gomez products are an invaluable tool in making sure we deliver according to our own and our customers' expectations," said Tilman Reissfelder, VirtualTourist's chief technology officer. "Gomez helps us to quantify our performance and control the user experience no matter how far from our home base -- not only in initial optimization, but as an ongoing commitment. The Gomez products offer us a level of analysis and insight that we did not see from any other solution we used in the past."

About VirtualTourist.com

VirtualTourist.com is one of the largest online travel communities in the world and a premier resource for travelers seeking an insider perspective on travel information, from Las Vegas hotels to New York City restaurants. At http://www.virtualtourist.com/, real people share real advice on places they've traveled as well as their hometowns; they research and plan trips, and they interact with other avid travelers via travel forums and email; over six million travelers use the site monthly. VirtualTourist boasts more than 1.6 million travel reviews and 3 million photos on more than 58,000 destinations worldwide. Unbiased, user-generated content on Hotels, Attractions, Local Customs, Tourist Traps and much more is posted entirely by VirtualTourist's more than 1,000,000 registered members from over 220 countries and territories, and the site's Trip Planner feature allows users to create custom print-and-go travel guides. Among VirtualTourist's awards and accolades: 'Sites that Changed Our World,' The Guardian; 'Favorite Website,' Newsweek; '35 Best Travel Sites,' Travel Leisure.

About Gomez

Gomez, Inc. is a leading provider of web experience management services which businesses use to test their web applications while in development and to monitor their web applications after deployment. More than 2000 customers use Gomez's on-demand services to improve the quality of the web experience in order to increase their revenue from web applications, reduce their operating costs, and extend their brand reputations. For more information, please visit http://www.gomez.com/.

Gomez and Gomez.com are registered service marks, and ExperienceFirst, Active Network XF and Active Last Mile XF are service marks, of Gomez, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Gomez, Inc.

CONTACT: Samantha McGarry of Gomez, Inc., +1-781-778-2783,
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http://www.virtualtourist.com/

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