Awards and Accolades


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2015


July 2015
Austin Business Journal
Austin's Fast-Growing Giants
HomeAway is recognized as one of Austin's top 25 largest employers, as well as its #4 fastest-growing giant (print edition)


May 2015
Built in Austin
Top 100 Tech Companies in Austin
HomeAway is recognized as one of Austin's top 10 tech employers

May 2015
American BOSS
Top 10 Amazing Offices in the USA
HomeAway's Austin offices recognized as one of the ten most amazing in the USA

April 2015
Bulldog Reporter
Digital/Social Awards - Gold
HomeAway's microsite commemorating its one millionth listing recognized as one of the best specialized websites of 2014

February 2015
Stevie
Customer Service Leader of the Year - Silver
HomeAway Chief Service Officer Jeff Mosler is recognized for customer service leadership excellence during the 2015 Stevies
 

January 2015
Achievers
50 Most Engaged Workplaces
HomeAway is recognized as one of the most employee-centric organizations in the U.S.

 



2014
 

December 2014
Deloitte
Technology Fast 500
HomeAway recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the technology industry

October 2014
PR Daily
Media Relations Award
HomeAway selected as a finalist for best brand messaging or positioning around their one million listings PR campaign

November 2014
Huffington Post & GlobalScavenger Hunt
101 Best Travel Sites
HomeAway recognized as the "best place to live like a local" in a list of the 101 best travel sites in the world

September 2014
Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
2014 Magellan Awards Gold Winners
HomeAway recognized as one of the best vacation rental services in the hospitality industry

August 2014
PR News
Top Places to Work in PR
HomeAway's PR department named one of the top places to work in PR in 2014

August 2014
Stevie
Customer Service Department of the Year in the Hospitality and Leisure Category- Gold
HomeAway's Customer Support department recognized as the best in the Hospitality & Leisure Category

July 2014
insightpool
Deloitte Fast 500: Social Currency Index
HomeAway's Twitter account is ranked #8 for Follows and #18 for overall Social Currency out of the 500 companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list

July 2014
Austin Business Journal
2014 Best CFO of a Public Company
HomeAway's Lynn Atchison recognized as the best CFO of a public company in Austin, Texas

June 2014
TheSearchAgency
The Top 10 Mobile Experiences for Travel Brands
HomeAway.com's superior mobile experience recognized as one of the best out of 100 major travel brands, according to TheSearchAgency

June 2014
Forbes
The 10 Best Travel Companies to Work For
HomeAway recognized as a top 3 travel company to work for according to Glassdoor data

June 2014
Mashable
Top 10 U.S. Cities With the Most Satisfied Employees
HomeAway recognized as one of three companies having the most satisfied employees in Austin according to Glassdoor data

June 2014
Austin Phoenix
CEOs to Trust in 2014
HomeAway Co-Founder and CEO Brian Sharples recognized as one of Austin Phoenix Magazine's CEOs to trust in 2014

May 2014
Skift
Skift30: Travel's Top Movers & Shakers
HomeAway Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Development Officer Carl Shepherd recognized as one of the top 30 executives shaping investment, acquisitions, trends and innovation in the online travel industry

March 2014
Forbes
America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies
HomeAway recognized as one of America's most trustworthy companies by Forbes and GMI Ratings

March 2014
Austin American Statesman
Statesman Social Media Award
HomeAway recognized as having one of the top 10 social media teams in Austin, Texas

January 2014
Skift
The 17 Most Influential People in Travel of 2013
HomeAway CEO and co-founder Brian Sharpes recognized as being one of the travel industry's most influential figures

 


 

2013
 

September 2013
Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
2013 Magellan Awards Gold Winners
HomeAway recognized as one of the best vacation rental services in the hospitality industry

February 2013
Stevie 
National Sales Operations Team of the Year - Leisure & Tourism - Gold
HomeAway's Sales Operations department recognized as one of the best in the Leisure & Tourism industry

February 2013
Stevie 
National Sales Team of the Year - Leisure & Tourism - Silver
HomeAway's Sales department recognized as one of the best in the Leisure & Tourism industry

 



2012

November 2012 
Ernst & Young 
Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Services Award Winner
HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs of 2012

August 2012 
Achievers
50 Most Engaged Workplaces
HomeAway was recognized as one of the most employee-centric organizations in the U.S and an Elite Eight winner for its Corporate Social Responsibility

August 2012 
Travel + Leisure
Best Apps and Websites for Travelers
HomeAway's mobile application was recognized as a great go-to resource for travelers

June 2012 
Ernst & Young 
Entrepreneur of the Year - Central Texas 
HomeAway co-founder, Brian Sharples, was recognized as one of the best and brightest entrepreneurs in Central Texas

March 2012  
Travel + Leisure  
Top European Vacation Rental Sites 
HomeAway.com was recognized as one of the top European Vacation Rental sites

February 2012 
Stevie 
Customer Service Department of the Year - Leisure & Tourism - Bronze  ///
HomeAway's Customer Service department was recognized as one of the best in the Leisure & Tourism industry

February 2012  
Stevie  
Customer Service Leader of the Year - Bronze
Jeff Mosler, HomeAway VP of Global Customer Experience, was recognized as one of Stevies' Customer Service Leaders of the Year

February 2012  
Stevie  
Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year - Silver
HomeAway's Michelle Briones recognized as a Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year

 


2011

December 2011
Deloitte
2011 Technology Fast 500
HomeAway recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America

December 1, 2011
TRIBEZA
The 10 Austinites of the Year
Brian Sharples named as one of the 10 Austinites of 2011

November 21, 2011
KVUE
Austin's Movers & Shakers
Brian Sharples & Carl Shepherd named two of Austin's top Movers & Shakers

October 27, 2011
Austin AITP
2011 AITP CTO of the Year
Ross Buhrdorf named by AITP as CTO of the year

October 26, 2011
Huffington Post
2011 Food & Travel Ultimate Game Changer
Brian Sharples named the Ultimate Game Changer in the Travel Industry

October 19, 2011
Young Leaders Summit
Class of 35 Young Leaders
Jon Gray named to the 2011 Young Leadership Conference Class of 35

September 23, 2011
Austin Business Journal
2011 Best CEO of Central Texas Award

September 6, 2011
League of American Bicyclists
Bicycle Friendly Business Award
Bronze designation for providing resources to cycling employees and engaging the larger cycling community in Austin

September 1, 2011
Inc.
The Inc. 5000
2011 Ranking: #1,352
Travel Industry Ranking: #8
Austin Ranking: #31

June 7, 2011
43rd Annual North American Effie Awards
Gold Effie Award: Travel/Tourism/Destination

June 2, 2011
International Association of Business Communicators - Austin Chapter
Award of Merit: Communication Management, Marketing Communication

May 27, 2011
Texas Public Relations Association
2011 Silver Spur Award: Consumer Marketing Budget over $50,000


May 4, 2011
2011 Hermes Creative Awards
Platinum Award: Public Relations Campaign

April 8, 2011
Bulldog Reporter
Silver Award: Best Travel, Hospitality & Destinations Campaign

April 8, 2011
Bulldog Reporter
Bronze Award: Best Campaign Under $100,000

 



2010

December 26, 2010
PCWorld
The Web's Best Travel, Shopping And Dining Sites
VRBO.com named best site for finding a vacation rental

December 12, 2010
Austin Business Journal
Top Private Companies of 2010
HomeAway ranked #11 of highest-grossing private companies in Austin

December 12, 2010
TV Guide Network
Top 10 Commercials of 2010
HomeAway "Hotel Hell" ranked #9

December 01, 2010
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Best of Everything 2010:  Best Money-Saving Web Sites
HomeAway named best vacation rental site

November 12, 2010
DiGiDAY: DAILY
DiVA Digital Video Awards
HomeAway awarded "Best Viral Video Content" for Griswold's Hotel Hell Vacation

November 03, 2010
Do It While You're Young
Websites We Love

October 01, 2010
Travel + Leisure
T+L's Top Travel Websites of 2010
HomeAway selected as best travel site to find a luxury villa

September 23, 2010
Business Insider
The Digital 100:  The World's Most Valuable Startups
HomeAway ranked #14

June 10, 2010
Austin Business Journal
Going Green Awards
HomeAway ranked #1 in the Green Builder: Commercial Projects category

March 09, 2010
The Wall Street Journal
Top 10 Venture-Funded Companies
HomeAway ranked #3

February 08, 2010
USA Today
2010 Ad Meter
The HomeAway Super Bowl commercial ranked #13 out of 65

 

2009

November 01, 2009
Travel + Leisure
T+L's Top Travel Websites of 2009

August 28, 2009
Software Product Line Conference
Product Line Hall of Fame

July 07, 2009
More With Less Today
Vacation Home Rentals: Best Websites

June 17, 2009
Austin Business Journal
CFO of the Year (Large Private Company): Lynn Atchison

May 21, 2009
Jaunted
Booking a Vacation Rental: The Top 3 Sites to Search

May 13, 2009
Red Herring
Red Herring 100 

 


2008

November 2008
Budget Travel Magazine
The Best Sites to Search

November 17, 2008
InfoWorld.com
InfoWorld 100

October 16, 2008
Austin Business Journal
Fast 50 Awards

HomeAway recognized as one of the five fastest-growing companies in Austin.

September 30, 2008
Business Week
Best of the Web: Travel   

August 28, 2008
NuWireInvestor.com
The Best Vacation Home Rental Marketing Websites

March 31, 2008
Kiplingers.com
30 Best Travel Sites

February 2008
Cookiemag.com
Sites We Love: Travel

 


 

2007

September 28, 2007
Business Week
Best of the Web: Travel



2006

October 2006
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
25 Best Travel Sites

July 2006
Forbes.com
Best of the Web Directory


June 2006
Travel + Leisure
Dream Villas Made Easy and T+L's Villa Rental Checklist.