HomeAway and Escapia Partner to Expand
Vacation Rental Property Choices on HomeAway.com

 
AUSTIN, TX, April 09, 2009 — HomeAway®, Inc. the worldwide leader for online vacation rentals and Escapia, Inc., (www.escapia.com), the leading provider of web-based management and marketing solutions for vacation rental managers today announced a partnership giving Escapia customers the ability to easily reach millions of additional travelers and deliver more rental revenue by marketing their properties on HomeAway.com (www.HomeAway.com).

Now vacation rental managers running their business on the EscapiaONE™ web software platform can automatically showcase their listings and process reservations for their properties directly on HomeAway.com, the HomeAway flagship site. HomeAway.com features more than 165,000 global vacation rentals in more than 100 countries, attracting a worldwide audience of travelers.
 

“Escapia is committed to providing vacation rental managers with the most effective software solution in the industry and the most compelling opportunities to market their vacation homes online. We’re excited that our partnership with HomeAway gives vacation rental managers the opportunity to list their homes and generate bookings from the leading online site in the vacation rental business,” said Bill Furlong, CEO of Escapia.

Participating EscapiaONE property managers will experience seamless integration on HomeAway.com including instantaneous updates of property information, rates and availability information. Travelers on HomeAway.com will also be able to book vacation homes online from managers using EscapiaONE.

“We’re pleased to partner with Escapia to make it easier than ever for their customers to reach the traveler audience on HomeAway.com,” says Brian Sharples, CEO of HomeAway. “Our mission is to provide the broadest choice possible to travelers. Our research has shown that better overall choice always leads to better inquiry performance for owners and managers using our marketplace so we welcome the addition of the properties represented by Escapia customers which adds depth to our product offering.”

About Escapia:
Escapia, Inc., founded in 2000, is leading the Internet revolution in the $24 billion vacation rental industry with a comprehensive Internet business platform and a breakthrough consumer booking service. Escapia empowers professional vacation rental management companies to reach new customers, manage properties and owner relationships, and perform trust-based accounting, housekeeping, maintenance and other mission critical aspects of their businesses. EscapiaONE is a comprehensive platform for vacation rental companies embracing the Internet future of the industry. EscapiaNET is the leading online distribution network for professional vacation rental managers. And ClearStay.com is the premier online vacation rental site helping consumers book lodging with vacation rental managers. Seattle-based Escapia can be reached at 1-800-ESCAPIA, info@escapia.com or via the web at www.escapia.com. Visit the Escapia, Inc. Blog at www.escapiablog.com
 

For information contact:

Eileen Buesing
Director of Global Public Relations
HomeAway, Inc.
Office- 512-493-0375
ebuesing@homeaway.com