HomeAway to Host RezFest 2011 - The Premier Technology Conference For Vacation Rental Management Professionals


AUSTIN, TX, October 13, 2011
– HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world's largest online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, will host RezFest®, the premier technology conference for vacation rental management professionals, at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas on November 8, 2011. Peter Greenberg, travel expert and Emmy Award-winning journalist, will deliver the opening keynote address.

For the first time in the conference’s six-year history, RezFest will be hosted by the HomeAway Software for Professionals (HASP) Group, which launched after HomeAway® acquired the businesses of Instant Software® and Escapia, Inc. in 2010. The three-day conference is billed as one of the largest industry events for vacation rental managers and HomeAway customers, providing attendees an opportunity to become educated on HASP products and network with HomeAway and vacation rental management industry leaders in a fun and interactive setting.

Greenberg will offer valuable insights from his decades of experience as one of the most recognized and respected figures of travel journalism. HomeAway Co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples, along with other members of the HomeAway executive team will also be on hand to discuss the HomeAway acquisition of Instant and Escapia, and what’s next for the software for professionals product set.

“We are looking forward to hosting the RezFest conference for the first time but are most excited about exchanging ideas and insights with our customers and partners in the industry,” says Sharples. “The educational opportunities that arise from RezFest serve as an invaluable resource for newcomers and seasoned managers, alike.”

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Registration for RezFest is still open to HomeAway customers wishing to attend: http://bit.ly/qA0xxh


Media Contact:
Adam Annen
Public Relations Specialist, HomeAway
512-505-1548
aannen@homeaway.com