Expedia.com to Showcase HomeAway Vacation Rentals
Thousands of vacation rental properties to be featured on the leading
full-service travel site
AUSTIN, Texas -- October 22, 2013
Two online travel leaders, HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) and Expedia.com,
today announced an agreement intended to expand online travel accommodation
options by surfacing HomeAway vacation rental properties on Expedia.com. The
pilot – expected to launch early next year – will include properties
throughout the U.S. and Mexico, and expands upon the current relationship with
BedandBreakfast.com also operated by HomeAway.
Vacation rentals are an increasingly popular travel option for travelers
across the globe as they look for accommodations that offer additional space
and amenities beyond a traditional hotel room, coupled with the privacy of a
“This is a significant milestone for the vacation rental industry and for
realizing HomeAway’s mission to make every vacation rental in the world
available to every traveler in the world,” said HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples.
“As one of the most visited online travel agencies, each month Expedia.com
will give millions of travelers the opportunity to discover the benefits of
booking a vacation rental, and we look forward to also helping our customers
increase the visibility of their properties.”
“As a leading provider of full-service travel bookings, Expedia.com is
constantly looking for opportunities to improve the breadth and depth of the
products we offer,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager of
Expedia.com. “In exploring the addition of standalone vacation rental homes to
Expedia.com in the U.S., it made the most sense to do so in partnership with
HomeAway, the world’s leading vacation rental provider. We think it will be a
win-win-win, for Expedia, HomeAway, and – most importantly – consumers.”
HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, the world's leading online marketplace
for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 775,000 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 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 and Toprural.es
in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.
Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.
HomeAway also 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.
Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of
travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com
(http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology
and the widest selection of vacations, cheap flights, hotels, rental cars,
resorts, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, services and
travel apps. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can
get the best rates available online for all types of travel. Whether you want
to relax in Costa Rica, explore Myrtle Beach or spring ski in Vail, we know
every trip and every traveler is unique and we want to help you Find Yours™.
Expedia, Expedia.com, Expedia Rewards, Find Yours and the Airplane logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. © 2013 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST # 2029030-50
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