HomeAway Summit, Annual Educational Conference for Vacation Rental Owners
and Professional Managers, Coming to Scottsdale
AUSTIN, Texas -- April 9, 2013
HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world’s leading online marketplace of
vacation rentals, will present HomeAway® Summit, the fourth annual educational
conference for vacation rental owners and professional managers, at the Hyatt
Regency Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 17-19,
HomeAway Summit is packed with group and one-on-one education opportunities on
optimizing the operation and marketing of a vacation rental home. Vacation
rental owners and professional managers of every experience level can expect a
crash course in topics such as “Listing Performance: Improving Rank and
Reach,” “Get Analytical: Improving Bookings Through Organization &
Persistence” and interactive sessions from HomeAway staff on “HomeAway
Payments and Online Booking,” and “Sneak Peeks: The Future of HomeAway.” A
half-day social media workshop will also be held on May 17, one of the
conference’s consistently popular attractions.
Vacation rental owner and Community.HomeAway.com blogger Michael Smith notes
in his latest blog, “The HomeAway Summit is Great for ROI,” that he most
benefitted from his three-time Summit attendance through networking with other
home owners at the conference to share best practices, interacting with
HomeAway staff and industry influencers and opening his business to the new
trial products HomeAway offers exclusively to Summit attendees.
“Summit is always an exciting time for me. Interacting with our customers
face-to-face is the best way to learn from them what HomeAway is doing well as
a company, and how we can improve our service and our customers’ businesses,”
says Brian Sharples, chief executive officer of HomeAway. “This is our first
year holding Summit outside of our home city of Austin and I’m looking forward
to expanding the conference.”
Registration automatically enters attendees into a drawing for a free HomeAway
listing or free iPhone to be given away at the conference.
For Summit Agenda & Registration information visit: http://homeawaysummit.com
About HomeAway, Inc.
HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online
marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over
711,000 paid listings of vacation rental homes in 171 countries. Through
HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of
vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits,
including more room to relax and added privacy, 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 includes the leading vacation rental
websitesHomeAway.com,VRBO.comandVacationRentals.comin the United States;
HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in
Germany; Abritel.fr andHomelidays.comin France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es
in Spain;AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; andHomeAway.com.au in Australia.
In addition, HomeAway operatesBedandBreakfast.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 visitwww.HomeAway.com.
Adam Annen, 512-505-1548
Public Relations Manager
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