HomeAway and travelmob Announce Strategic Partnership
The partnership strengthens HomeAway's presence in Asia Pacific while opening
up the global travel market to travelmob's property owners and managers
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY),
the world's leading online marketplace ofvacation rentals, today announces a
partnership with travelmob, a leading social stay marketplace matching the
owners and managers of dedicatedvacation rental properties with travelers
seeking to bookvacation rental accommodations across Asia Pacific. Through
this agreement, travelers visiting the HomeAway® websites will have access to
travelmob's unique, high quality accommodations in Asia Pacific – from luxury
villas to tatami-mat apartments and houseboats.
"travelmob is honored to partner with the global leader invacation rentals.
This partnership enables us to significantly expand our global reach and
provide our property owners and managers with the opportunity to market their
properties to more travelers worldwide. It is also a testament of travelmob's
mission to enable global travelers to experience Asia Pacific like a local,"
says travelmob Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Turochas Fuad.
Globally, Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing regions for tourism. By
2015, 37 percent of all global air passengers will travel on routes to, from
or within Asia Pacific, compared with 29 percent for Europe and North America,
according to the International Air Transport Association.
"We are excited to offer travelmob's unique properties on the HomeAway
websites and meet the growing demand for villas andvacation rentals in Asia,"
says HomeAway Chief Executive Officer, Brian Sharples. "This partnership
enables HomeAway to create additional accommodation options, in one of the
world's most dynamic regions, to the families and groups who rely on HomeAway
forvacation rental travel."
HomeAway media contact: Victor Wang, 512-505-1504, vwang@HomeAway.com
travelmob media contact: Eunice Lim, +6584993122, email@example.com
HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY), based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading
online marketplace of vacation rentals, with sites representing over 711,000
paid listings of vacation rental homes in 171 countries. HomeAway® offers an
extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable
experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the
cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for
vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and
manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio of websites includes
HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States;
HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in
Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es, Toprural.com in
Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.
In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive
global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with
another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more
information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com.
travelmob is a leading online marketplace whose vision is to enable travelers
around the world to experience Asia like a local. Launched in 2012, travelmob
provides a secure platform for property owners in Asia Pacific to list unique
accommodations and experiences, and host global travelers seeking to
experience true local hospitality and culture.
You can get news and updates from travelmob on its Blog: blog.travelmob.com,
Twitter: twitter.com/travelmob or Facebook: www.facebook.com/travelmob
SOURCE HomeAway, Inc.
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