Bloomberg Businessweek“In many cases, listing the house as a rental property can help meet a large portion of the mortgage—and sometimes all of it, HomeAway’s Brent Bellm says. ‘People are realizing you can do this and make money,’ says Bellm, who bought a vacation home last year in the Great Smoky Mountains, near Knoxville, Tenn. He predicts his family will use it a month or so annually and hopes to rent it as much as possible the rest of the time.”
Crain's Wealth“Vacationers are flocking to lesser-known beach towns as the economy picks up. Can you make the most of the movement by purchasing a vacation rental in an emerging vacation spot? The markets listed here were those that showed the most growth between 2013 and 2014 in traveler demand on HomeAway.com. “
Kiplinger“Renting a condo, apartment or home when traveling typically will give you more space than a hotel at a lower price. For example, the average nightly rate for a vacation rental in New York City listed on Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) is about $219; whereas, the average nightly rate for a hotel is $350. Plus, you’ll have access to a kitchen where you can cook your own meals to keep food costs down while on vacation.”
About.com“VRBO can also prove quite useful in large cities. I once rented a small apartment through VRBO in Panama City for about $60/night in a nice area of the city. A nearby chain hotel was charging about four times that amount for rooms that probably were smaller, offered the same view and the same neighborhood advantages. HomeAway.com owns VRBO and offers travel insurance for VRBO stays that starts at $39. HomeAway is the largest dealer in vacation rentals.”
The Huffington Post“Consider vacation rentals listed on sites like Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner and HomeAway.com. You can often find cheaper accommodations with more space and amenities than hotels offer.”
The Hollywood Reporter“Among the best private home rentals in the area is a 850,000-square-foot stone-built Provencal estate which has been favored by directors and celebrities alike thanks to a private pool and tennis courts, spa with Moroccan hammam, cinema room and private gardens with a small lake. The 9-bedroom/8-bathroom private home is available with HomeAway, a vacation-rental marketplace that recently launched a microsite offering luxury homes approved by travel company Andrew Harper.”
Chicago Tribune“Buyers of vacation properties are looking more youthful. HomeAway, which operates vacation-home rental sites HomeAway.com and VRBO.com, among others, recently announced that the average vacation-rental owner purchased his or her getaway property at the age of 47, six years younger than the average age in 2012.”
The Los Angeles Times“We rented the Rancho Mojave casita through VRBO.com, a home rental site. The hideaway (rates from $195 a night for two), on a dirt road in the Rimrock area, had a kitchen and two beds: one queen, squeezed into an alcove inside the front door, and a king in a room just off the kitchen. The bedroom offered desert views through sliding patio doors. With the morning sun warming our bones, I found it an inviting spot to lounge.”
Austin Business Journal“Lynn Atchison, the CFO of vacation rental listing service HomeAway Inc. (Nasdaq: AWAY), is arguably the most influential female CFO in town. ‘The pace of technology can move so fast and the level of decision-making around opportunities is enormous,” she said. “I find it energizing to have to look forward. I like the balance of the discipline and I like things to run smoothly. But it still has that dynamic decision making.’”
Business Insider“In November, I stayed at a HomeAway vacation apartment in Dalston. Our apartment was a brisk 10-minute walk from the Dalston-Kingsland Overground stop, which I quickly learned is a hipster hub. The overground station sits at the end of an everyday food market (the Ridley Road Market) where we bought fresh fruit & vegetables so we could cook some meals in our apartment (though the empanada stand also got plenty of my business!).”
Yahoo! Finance“The second factor working in favor of the second home market is the efficiency in placing rental properties. Services like AirBnB or HomeAway.com make it easier for owners to keep their properties filled. That reduces the risk of your second home asset sitting idle and thus drives up the price.”
CNN Money“After being pummeled by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, New Jersey's shore towns are back. There's still work to be done, but most tourist areas are projected to be ready for visitors by bathing-suit season… LBI hotels are pricey, so try a rental. Recently, VRBO.com had more than 600 listings for early June, including a two-bedroom in Ship Bottom for $875 a week.”
Bloomberg Businessweek“Jon Gray, vice president of Americas for HomeAway.com, said the best way to prevent fraud is booking through a reputable site with an abundant inventory of properties. Location matters: you might be scouring sites for a home right on the ocean or close to other popular attractions. But that'll cost you, Gray said. The farther you get from the shore, the more you'll be able to spend on upgrades like hot tubs, porches and more room in general. ‘With a vacation rental, often times you're making just as many memories in the house you're staying at,’ Gray said.”
Austin Chronicle“No need to utter that classic dream-crushing quip, ‘Don’t quit your day job,’ at tonight’s Corporate Battle of the Bands, where groups of gainfully employed musical hobbyists compete for amateur rock dominance. Acts aren’t slugging it out for record deals and instant stardom. They’re raising money for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians…Last year, vacation rental magnates HomeAway brought home top honors with their workforce band the Slakes.”
Kiplinger“Book rentals as early as possible. The best-priced rentals tend to go first, says Gray of HomeAway.com. On average, rentals are booked 90 days in advance of stays, but the sooner you can get started, the more options you’ll have, he says.”
Forbes“If you don’t think you can save any more money, try to reassess your travel expenses… Avoid school holidays and instantly score cheaper airfare. Check out house-sharing sites like Airbnb or HomeAway to skip the hotels and save on lodging.”
Examiner“Websites such as as Homeaway.com and VRBO.com make it easy for property owners to advertise and manage their own vacation rentals. These websites are very popular among vacationers, and advertising property on these websites costs a few hundred dollars per year. The websites are also user-friendly, and even allow property owners to collect Mastercard and Visa payments.”
Yahoo! Finance“For accommodations, thanks to competitive DIY sites, more affordable options exist now than ever before. One smart option is to stay in private homes booked with AirBnB.com, VRBO.com (Vacation Rental and Owner) and VacationRentals.com… Veteran budget travelers to Hawaii typically save big by booking a multi-room condo, cooking at home with supplies from the local Costco, and sharing costs with friends and family.”
Smarter Travel“Switch up your usual beach-cabin routine this summer with a stay in a completely different type of property. These 10 summer rentals give you a chance to wake up in places you never expected, from a shipping container in Seattle to an ancient cave in Italy. And all but two are affordable, running about $200 or less per night.”
The Wall Street Journal“In recent years a new option has become available for art aficionados: renting a room or apartment in the very buildings where great artists once set up their easels. These properties—mostly in Europe, and available through booking sites like Airbnb or HomeAway- offer varying degrees of period authenticity. Some, like a Paris apartment inhabited by Vincent van Gogh in the 1870s, retain little—apart from views—from the time when the artists lived there. Others, like a Florentine salon once owned by the Renaissance sculptor Giambologna, are filled with evocative details, including ornate ceiling frescoes.”
People“Chosen because it sounds like "May the Force," May 4 has become an unofficial fan holiday with viewing parties and events around the globe. But for those who wish to celebrate the day with more than just Princess Leia-inspired buns, here are four real-life locations for Jedis in training who wish to take their fandom to the next level.”
USA Today“Whether or not you know a Jedi from a Sith, we bring you these photos of dwellings that resemble settings from a galaxy far, far away. They're courtesy of HomeAway.com, an online vacation rental site. May the fourth be with you!”
Chicago Tribune“If you're going solo, ask friends if they'd be willing to share a hotel room. Or, if there's a group of you traveling, consider booking a vacation home or apartment through websites such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.
Metro“Star Wars” fans can now vacation like the cuddly warriors made famous in “Return of the Jedi” – but they won’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to do it. This luxe treehouse deep in the Costa Rican jungle is perfect for tree-loving Ewoks and human travelers alike.”
Examiner“Stay in a tree house just like Endor, or spend some time in a glass home sure to remind you of Cloud City. There are quite a few different places to rent that will make your dreams of living in the Star Wars universe one step closer to reality. The folks over at HomeAway.com have offered up a few suggestions of Star Wars-inspired homes just perfect for May the fourth, just don’t forget to pack your light saber.”
Yahoo! Finance“On several recent “girlfriend trips,” I heard my friends bragging to folks we met about the deals we got for our trips. We used vacation rental sites Luxury Link and VRBO to book owner-operated hotel suites at Canyon Ranch in Miami, instead of paying the hotel rates. In both instances, we saved more than 50 percent off of the “rack rates.” No surprise here — the Internet is awesome for travelers.”
USA Today“The largest number of rental offerings can be found on the giant 'bulletin board' websites that post listings submitted by owners. They cover the entire world, they usually have a much wider selection of properties than the curated-list agencies, and they include lots of budget options. Although they provide some renter protections, they're not actually party to any rental transactions. The 800-pound gorilla of rental billboards is HomeAway, an umbrella corporation that operates three different North American websites—HomeAway, VRBO, and VacationRentals—plus 11 others in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Pacific.”
Huffington Post“Tiffany Keeton, a recruiter for HomeAway, recommends a quick blurb about the coursework, not listing your full curriculum. ‘The coursework should be summarized in the form or projects and skills,’ she says. Experiences like study abroad can show an employer that you're good at adapting to new environments, and it's even better if you learned a language while you were there. ‘Outside-the-norm activities show initiative and the desire for greatness.’”
Yahoo! Finance"Use a reputable listing site such as FlipKey, which conducts landlord background checks and authenticates properties, or HomeAway and VRBO, which provide a $10,000 rental guarantee (for $39) that protects you against Internet fraud."
Yahoo! News"With a housing budget of around $2,400 a month, they don’t have room for pricey hotels. They use Homeaway.com and VRBO.com to rent apartments, condos and sometimes houses. To stretch their dollar and have time to settle in to new places, they stay in countries for several weeks at a time."
Yahoo! Finance“If you're traveling with a family or planning a longer stay, look into renting an apartment or house. You can find listings at HomeAway, FlipKey and VRBO, among other services. Many of these lodgings charge a cleaning fee, so keep that in mind when you're calculating total costs. But with a kitchen you may save on food because you can cook some meals.”
The Muse"HomeAway is changing the game in the online vacation rental marketplace. With a mission to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler, HomeAway has offices in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand. The company is currently hiring swaths of people across all departments, so whatever your specialty, it is probably looking for someone just like you."
Yahoo! Finance"Is your ex-roommate from New York coming to the bay area for your wedding? Let her stay at your place after the ceremony while you take a trip to hers. Ask your Facebook friends (the real ones) if they have vacation plans and need a free house sitter. If you can’t find someone you know to swap with, try websites like Intervac.com for a trade or Homeaway.com for a house you can use without giving up your own."
Forbes"Rather than spending $1500 on something you’d probably like to forget, though, invest that $1500 making lasting memories for you and your family. You won’t get far on $1500 with a family of four, but there’s probably a Six Flags somewhere within weekend-trip driving distance. Or, check out VRBO and choose a destination. Depending on the time of year, you could stay in a beachside condo overlooking the ocean for a week for that money."
Business Insider"This five-bedroom house is located on a hilltop in Studio City, Calif., a neighborhood just outside Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. The home is visually stunning, but the technology inside is equally impressive. It can be rented on HomeAway for $2,995 a night."
Forbes"HomeAway.com, one of the biggest online booking sites for homes and villas, recently launched a more upscale site, Luxury Rentals From HomeAway, and hired Harper’s firm to provide objective, third party screening. 'The rental home market is vast,' said HomeAway co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples. 'It’s everything from Richard Branson’s private island in the Caribbean to a home in the Smoky Mountains for a hundred dollars a night. It’s a very non-homogenous product. I’ve stayed in some houses that it’s impossible to replicate in even the most luxurious hotels, with private chefs and a swimming pool you don’t have to share.'
USA Today"Tim says he enjoys doing all the travel planning, including finding their one-bedroom apartments on homeaway.com. An apartment on the beach in Portugal costs less than $1,800 a month, Lynne says.‘We have never spent one more dime than we did when we lived in California,’ Lynne says. ‘If you take the amount that it costs you in overhead to live in a house with insurance, taxes, upkeep, repairs — for us it has come out the same.’"
CNBC“Vacation rental sites say their early bird users tend to book about 90 days out, meaning summer spaces are already starting to fill up. On HomeAway.com, 'a little over half of owners are already half-booked,' said Jon Gray, senior vice president of HomeAway Americas."
Today"Jon Gray, a vice president for HomeAway, says the vacation-rental company has seen a doubling of demand for castles over last year.
'We think a ton of that has to do with the popularity of medieval sites and shows, like 'Game of Thrones,'' he said. 'You can take what you’re watching on TV and that fantasy life and take that into your vacation.' HomeAway now has 565 castles available for rent, an increase of 23 percent over last year. Castles also work well for group trips, such as family reunions or weddings, he said. “HomeAway caters to groups and families,” he said. “Getting married in a castle is really cool.”
USA Today“Calling all Stark, Tyrell and Lannister wannabes. You can live out your Game of Thrones fantasies in real-life rental castles that resemble the five remaining Great Houses in the Seven Kingdoms. Just in time for Season Four of Game of Thrones, which airs on HBO on Sunday, you can rent one of these spectacular estates via HomeAway.com.”
CNBC"Many vacation homebuyers are also seeking rental returns, and so far this year they are doing well. Fifty-two percent of vacation rental owners are already booked for at least half the summer season, according to a new report from HomeAway, a vacation rental website.
'The demand we saw was pretty consistent, if anything it was more aggressive because there were people sitting at home in bad weather thinking about summer vacation,' said Jon Gray, senior vice president of HomeAway, Americas."
People“Game of Thrones fanatics have always had the lengthy source material of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series to help them bide their time between seasons, but there are actual locations around the world that can serve as playgrounds to live in just like Ned Stark or Robert Baratheon ... except, well, for those who are still alive. Here are 5 real-life estates that could serve as the next vacation spot for you and your sun and stars.”
E! Online"The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home which sits on three-acre estate also boasts a number of outdoor amenities including a deck, gazebo, balcony, and grill, as well as two kayaks and paddleboards for all your water activities… In addition, the home features three separate direct beachfront pavilions, including the main, master and guest pavilion, and according to rental company, 'HomeAway is the world's leading online marketplace for vacation rentals.'"
Forbes"Many avid travelers fantasize about ditching all their possessions and hitting the road during retirement. Lynne and Tim Martin have actually done it… For the Martins that has meant renting apartments or houses in various locations, mostly in Europe, for two or three months at a time and going native… He books rentals far in advance through vrbo.com and homeaway.com, both of which have local representatives who can help them get oriented in unfamiliar lodgings."
Business Insider"Homes now have the potential to be smarter than ever before, but that doesn't mean they have to be any less beautiful. This three-bedroom house in Koh Samui, Thailand is not only gorgeous — it also has a high-tech home automation system in place. The house can be rented on HomeAway for $630 a night."
The Huffington Post"The first few minutes after we enter a vacation rental unit we are usually happy, finding unexpected qualities that delight us… We rent most of our apartments through HomeAway.com, and since they are usually meant for short-term vacationers, not for people who stay for months at a time, we can hardly expect them to be set up like full-time home kitchens. We have learned to take along a few things that help us feel more comfortable."
Refinery 29"It would appear that the fine folks at HomeAway, the online vacation rental marketplace agree. They've put together their top five Castle vacation rental homes and matched them with five castles in the Seven Kingdoms that best match their features and descriptions. These castles span the entire globe and are good for both romantic getaways and boozy blowouts. And, if you really want to get into the spirit, costume parties are not only welcome, they're encouraged."
ForbesHomeAway is recognized by Forbes and investment adviser GMI Ratings as one of America’s top 100 most trustworthy companies based on the strength of its accounting and governance-related behaviors.
The Motley Fool"I wondered why anyone would buy a timeshare when they can just logon to Airbnb, VRBO, or HomeAway and book even better accommodations anywhere they want without much advanced planning and usually for less than the annual fees on a timeshare package - all without that $6,000 to $30,000 upfront expense."
Los Angeles Times"With the first weekend of the festival less than a month away, Homeaway.com said it has already booked about 70% of its listings of 4,467 vacation homes in the communities close to the festival. The demand for vacation rentals is up 12% over the same period last year, with demand especially high in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City, while the supply of rental properties has remained flat."
CNN Money“Save up to 60% by booking one of the 625 Playa del Carmen-area properties available on HomeAway.com; double-occupancy rates start at just $55 per night. Some rentals offer a splurgeworthy perk: Private chef services are available for an extra fee.”
The Huffington Post"We never dreamed that one day we'd be living full-time internationally in short-term vacation rentals without a home base, and that we would be able to make the arrangements on the Internet, dealing with property owners worldwide through outfits like VRBO and HomeAway."
Metro"Most of us have heard the pros of staying in a rental home on vacation instead of booking a hotel: You get a lot more space for a better price, you feel like a local, it’s more personal, etc. But what exactly are the rules? We got the lowdown on everything you need to know from Jon Gray, the SVP of North American operations at HomeAway, plus tips on putting your own apartment out there for vacationers."
The Austin American Statesman“The Austin-based travel site HomeAway has become an online destination for anyone searching for rest and relaxation. “HomeAway has blossomed online with its smart use of services such as Pinterest and its strong focus on customer care,” says Statesman tech culture writer and Social Media Awards judge Omar L. Gallaga. “Lots of service-based companies work to please customers, but HomeAway has done it in elegant ways that are consistent with its brand and business.”
VentureBeat"HomeAway, the platform that lets you rent out your home as a vacation property, announced today that it has purchased enterprise-level rental management startup Glad to Have You (Glad). Glad’s mobile apps give vacation rental companies, hotels, and resorts an easy way to communicate and keep track of guests during their stay. Glad also provides guests with all necessary information prior to checking in as well as a local venue recommendation service to enhance their experience."
CNBC“In some cases, yes, but remember that vacation rentals have been around a long time,” said CEO Brian Sharples to a reporter at Hotel News Now. “As renting vacation rental homes gets easier, certainly more families and groups will choose this option… Our research indicates vacation rental travelers, predominantly families and groups, are seeking togetherness with the ones they love.”
the Huffington Post"This year, the city of Porto Alegre will play host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup from June 12th thru July 13th, an event that vacation rentals guru HomeAway says has already brought a 41 percent increase in vacation rentals to the country -- check out HomeAway's FIFA World Cup '14 Brazil Guide for more information on things to do and other attractions you shouldn't miss while you're in town for the event."
SXSW“Austin residents have been enthusiastic about offering their homes as short-term rentals -- so a little legwork on sites like HomeAway.com, VRBO.com or FlipKey.com might get you the perfect bungalow or condominium."
Metro"South By Southwest brings more than 150,000 visitors to the Austin area, and HomeAway is the perfect option for housing during the festival. Check out this stylish mid-century townhome located in Travis Heights, one of Austin’s most desired and unique neighborhoods."
Hotel News Now“In some cases, yes, but remember that vacation rentals have been around a long time,” said CEO Brian Sharples to a reporter at Hotel News Now. “As renting vacation rental homes gets easier, certainly more families and groups will choose this option… Our research indicates vacation rental travelers, predominantly families and groups, are seeking togetherness with the ones they love.”
Today.com“This year, Brazil hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup from June 12-July 13, an event that vacation rentals guru HomeAway says has already brought a 41 percent increase in vacation rentals to the country — check out HomeAway's FIFA World Cup '14 Brazil Guide for more information on things to do and other attractions you shouldn't miss while you're in town for the event.”
The New York Times“There may be snow on the ground but if you want to rent a summer house in some of the most competitive markets in the northeast — the Hamptons, Cape Cod, the Jersey Shore — it’s time to put down your shovel and pick up your checkbook. Novice renter? Not to worry. Here’s a primer. Begin with an Internet connection. Sites like FlipKey, Airbnb, HomeAway and a subsidiary, VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner), list rentals in destinations including New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey.”
Bloomberg Businessweek“’Super Bowls generally drive a very large increase in supply from owners and demand from travelers,’ said SVP Jon Gray to a Bloomberg reporter. “We expect bookings to be pretty strong right up until the last minute.” In the three days after the conference championship games there was a surge in travelers from Seattle and Denver contacting homeowners in the New York area, Gray said. Seattle traffic was up 92 percent over the prior week and inquiries from Denver jumped 69 percent, according to HomeAway.”
Forbes“‘When you go to a branded luxury hotel you know what you are going to get, but ours is an experience that is hard to replicate even in the most luxurious hotels – having a private chef and your own swimming pool you don’t have to share’ said CEO Brian Sharples. In late 2013, the company launched Luxury Rentals from HomeAway™, with its own website featuring a curated collection of about a thousand properties that are all vetted by a third-party rating.”
Travel + Leisure“Ski resorts are full of vacation properties, many of which are available for rent at cut-rate prices. Another bonus: having a built-in kitchen helps save money on meals. Rent-by-owner sites VRBO and HomeAway have more than 95,000 ski properties between them, including residences that are attached to major resorts.”
Fox News“Airbnb may get all the attention, but HomeAway’s Brian Sharples is happier running a profitable public company... HomeAway has also become the adult in the room when it comes to negotiating with municipalities over the growth of vacation rentals in newer, more restrictive markets.”
MediaPost“HomeAway, an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, has released its FIFA World Cup ’14 Brazil Guide to provide an overview of the cities, venues and options for the entire tournament. ‘One of the things we've seen is that when people book vacation rentals, they book them 100 days ahead of time. When you have a big event like this, the selection heats up pretty quick,’ Jon Gray, SVP of HomeAway, tells Marketing Daily.”
MarketWatch“When it comes to home rentals, it often pays to go a little bit off the beaten path — to, for example, ‘feeder’ towns in Colorado, Utah or California that offer up nearly the same quality skiing as Aspen or Vail but for significantly less. Home rental site HomeAway.com finds some of the more affordable rentals are in Keystone, Colo., Estes Park, Colo. and Big Bear, Calif. Other relatively low-priced spots for home rentals include Breckenridge, Colo., Park City, Utah, and South Lake Tahoe, Calif., because these areas have a lot of inventory, which helps depress prices, says Jon Gray, the senior vice president of HomeAway in America.”
Metro"Attention Tolkienites, Ringers and Middle Earth enthusiasts! If you’re in need of a magical, mystical getaway, look no further than the Genuine Hobbit House featured on HomeAway.com. This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage sleeps two to three and is located in beautiful Thompson Falls, Montana."
Forbes"Hacienda Santa Ines, up for rent on HomeAway.com, is the priciest property available on the four vacation rental sites we surveyed (HomeAway.com, FlipKey.com, Airbnb, and VacationHomeRentals.com) in our search for this year’s most expensive holiday rentals. The high price is, in part, due to the fact that the hacienda hits that warm weather sweet spot that people seem to crave this time of year."
Fox News"It may be cheaper than you think, especially if you split costs with extended family and steer clear of top tourist destinations, according to HomeAway.com with more than 775,000 listings in 171 countries. Consider a lesser-known destination, they suggest, to get the best deals."
Skift"The company’s COO, Brent Bellm, said during a presentation at Credit Suisse’s 17th Annual Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this week that HomeAway’s priorities haven’t changed since its 2011 IPO, but the company is newly emphasizing e-commerce adoption by vacation rental owners, and pushing to make vacation rentals as ubiquitous as possible."
TechCrunch"NASDAQ-listed vacation rental site HomeAway has acquired Stayz, an Australia-based vacation rental service and market leader in the region, for approximately $198 million in an all-cash transaction, the company is announcing today. The move includes Stayz Group sites Stayz.com.au, Rentahome.com.au, TakeABreak.com.au, and YesBookIt, and brings an additional 33,000 Australian vacation rental properties to HomeAway."
TheStreet"While the percentage of HomeAway users who'll stay at a vacation rental is roughly even with those who'll stay at hotels during the Thanksgiving holiday, a whopping 31% will pick a rental house or apartment for their Christmas vacation destination of choice. They can be a great value if you fit enough people into multiple bedrooms, they have kitchens that won't force you to eat out or with the whole clan for every meal."
CNBC"'With an influx of fans coming to the area, many people feel opportunistically that they can make some money during the Super Bowl,' said HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples. HomeAway, a vacation rental marketplace, is seeing a 40 percent increase in the number of properties listed in the region. This number is expected to grow as football's biggest event approaches. 'We typically see the demand for travelers doesn't really spike until we see what teams are in the Super Bowl,' Sharples added."
The New York Times"Jon Gray, HomeAway’s senior vice president of the Americas, said the new site is something of a response to research showing that luxury travel is one of the fastest-rising segments of the industry. He also cited a PhoCusWright report that asked travelers about the leisure travel accommodations they used in the last year and found that more chose to stay in upscale hotels in 2012 compared with 2011. And, he said, HomeAway’s internal studies show that travelers consider that 'the most important element of making a vacation luxurious is the accommodation.'"
Benzinga"HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY) has expanded its distribution partnership with Europe's leading professionally managed vacation rental company, Interhome
AG, to add new listings to HomeAway's network via its pay-per-booking product."