Travel Website Design

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PROBLEM INVESTIGATION

Website Evaluations

|Navigation |How easy is it to navigate through the site? Can you find information you are looking for quickly? | |Realistic View |Do you get a realistic perspective of the places you are researching on? How does the site ensure that | | |the users get a real expectation of the places? Do they allow users to post their own travel pictures | | |and videos? | |Objectivity |How objective is the website? Does the site provide information on the places based on different | | |perspectives? Are the users allowed to give comments, reviews or share their experiences with regards to| | |the specific attraction/place being featured? | |Content |Does the site give complete information on the places? Will the user require doing further research | | |using other sources? | |Maintenance | Is the website regularly updated? Has outdated information been removed? |

Evaluation Criteria

Websites

STA Travel (US) (www.statravel.com) An online travel agency, dedicated to students and budget travellers, that provides services such as tour packages, insurance, discount cards, etc. They also have a student travel community where people can meet others with the same interests in travel, see other people’s trips and adventures through the STA travel blogs, and ask travel related questions. |Navigation |The site is very easy to navigate and very well organized. It is possible to find information quickly. Also, the | | |font is easy to read and the texts are in short, orderly paragraphs. And it does not have distracting sponsored | | |advertisements. | |Realistic view |The site gives a realistic view of the each city through their online student community where people can write | | |about their adventures, post photos of their trips, ask questions about the places, and learn more about the | | |places they want to visit. | |Objectivity |The main pages of the website where people can search for flights, hotels and packages do not give a very | | |objective view as only short descriptions of the hotels and places are given and only from the perspective of the | | |STA editors. | |Content |The website gives sufficient information about the places. However, further research from other sources is | | |required to have a complete understanding of each city. Description of each place is concise and brief, written in| | |a way that captures their chosen target group. | |Maintenance |The website is updated regularly. New deals are updated daily and outdated information is removed from the site. |

Yahoo Travel (UK) (travel.yahoo.co.uk) A travel website that provides recommendations on places, links to booking websites, maps of cities, and travel guides. Also provides a platform for user interaction through user reviews and ratings.

|Navigation |It is easy to navigate; user can be directed to the information they are looking for within three clicks. The | |...
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