HomeAway Introduces New Property Manager Section on Community from HomeAway


AUSTIN, Texas, November 10, 2011 — HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, today introduced a property manager-specific section on its Community from HomeAway™ site. Originally launched with a focus on vacation rental owners, Community now has a designated area for vacation rental managers interested in sharing information and interacting with others who hold the same desire for enhancing their vacation rental business.

On Community, members of varying experience levels and backgrounds can now engage with one another on topics related to their vacation rental business through open forums and groups. The site will also feature tools to help educate users and facilitate conversation including:

•   Blogs from experts in the vacation rental industry including:
  
o    PM Perspectives, authored by HomeAway employee and 20 year vacation rental industry veteran George Volsky, provides recommendations for property managers to generate greater return for their business and the homeowners they represent.

o    POV: A Q&A with Property Managers will feature unique perspectives from various property managers replying to their peers’ questions each month and offering insights to their successes.
 
•   How-to articles

•   Forums

•   Private Groups in which community members may self-organize based on interest or location

•   And coming soon, a Vendor Showroom to shop for and compare products from service providers in areas such as software systems for reservations and payments, industry associations, website design and in-home services such as keyless entry or cleaning services.

The introduction of HomeAway’s Community for property managers coincides with a Community for travelers, allowing an open forum for those interested in vacation rental stays to learn more about the benefits of vacation homes and seek guidance on trip planning and choosing the right property.  The Community will also offer seasoned vacation rental travelers an opportunity to share their stories and advice with others.

For information contact:

Adam Annen
Public Relations Manager, HomeAway, Inc.
Office: 512-505-1548
aannen@homeaway.com