HomeAway Adds 11,000 Rural European Country-Side Vacation Homes to Its
Leading US Sites, HomeAway.com and VRBO.com
AUSTIN, Texas -- June 4, 2013
To further support its mission to provide travelers with access to the largest
selection of vacation rentals around the globe, HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY),
the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, today announced
the migration of more than 11,000 rural vacation rentals on HomeAway-owned
Toprural.com to 23 additional websites in the HomeAway Network of sites
including its leading US sites, HomeAway.com and VRBO.com.
Rural travel has long appealed to Spanish travelers seeking an escape from
city life. However, in recent years, interest and bookings in rural travel
among non-Spanish travelers have increased year-over-year according to the
National Statistics Institute (INE). With the addition of this inventory,
which is primarily located in Spain, US and non-Spanish European travelers now
have the ability to choose from more alternative accommodation options and
discover the beauty and authenticity of rural Europe.
“By adding Toprural’s vacation rentals to our network of sites, Spanish rural
tourism is now on the international stage,” says HomeAway® CEO, Brian
Sharples. “Beyond the benefit to travelers, owners and property managers gain
greater visibility for their homes and the country benefits from an increase
Toprural.com is the leading site for independently-owned rural accommodations
in Southern Europe and was acquired by HomeAway in April 2012. HomeAway also
operates the largest vacation rental site in Spain, HomeAway.es, with more
than 470,000 listings.
About HomeAway, Inc.
HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the world’s leading online
marketplace of vacation rentals, with sites representing over 742,000 paid
listings of vacation rental homes in 171 countries. HomeAway® offers an
extensive selection of vacation rental 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 includes the
leading vacation rental websites 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 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.
Victor Wang, 512-505-1548
Public Relations Manager
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