Awards and Accolades


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2014

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

March 2014
Austin American Statesman
Statesman Social Media Award
HomeAway is 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 is 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 was 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 was 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 was recognized as one of the best in the Leisure & Tourism industry

 



2012

November 2012 
Ernst & Young 

Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Services Award Winner
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the country's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses

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 Customer Service Leaders of the Year

February 2012  
Stevie  

Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year - Silver
Michelle Briones, HomeAway Support Representative and Team Lead was 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 Austin's Movers & Shakers

October 27, 2011
Austin AITP

2011 AITP CTO of the Year ///
Russ 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 — Brad Tuttle

November 17, 2008
InfoWorld.com

InfoWorld 100

October 16, 2008
Austin Business Journal
Fast 50 Awards: #5 Fastest Growing Company in Austin

September 30, 2008
Business Week

Best of the Web: Travel   

August 28, 2008
NuWireInvestor.com

The Best Vacation Home Rental Marketing Websites —Rossi Giard 

March 31, 2008
Kiplingers.com

30 Best Travel Sites —Stacy Rapacon 

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 — Sean O’Neill

July 2006
Forbes.com

Best of the Web Directory


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