JULY 2016

People

Four-Generation American Family Spends the Night in the Eiffel Tower – on the Fourth of July! - Peter Mikelbank

"Sponsored by Homeaway.com, Kuhne had seen a news story announcing the contest in his paper and, in the spur of the moment, he submitted an intriguing reason for wanting to win the exclusive overnight. (Kuhne is one of four winners around the world and the only one from the United States.)"

TODAY.com

You can now stay a night at a gorgeous home featured on 'Fixer Upper' - Julie Pennell

"One of the homes featured on Season 3 of the popular HGTV show is now listed on HomeAway.com for rent, and it's got plenty of space for your whole crew (and then some!)."

HGTV

10 Celebrities Living the Hawaii Life - Kathleen Rellihan

"Drawn to the world-famous beaches and secluded hideaways, these VIPs — including Obama, Oprah, and Rihanna — love to escape the red carpet for Hawaii’s island paradise. Take a look inside these exclusive residences with million-dollar ocean views, sprawling beachfront grounds and floor-to-ceiling star appeal."



JUNE 2016

The Arizona Republic

Phoenix man wins a night in the Eiffel Tower - Dawn Gilbertson

"Phoenix computer executive Scott Kuhne spent last July 4 in Minnesota and was looking forward to spending the holiday week in a lake house outside Atlanta this year. Then he got a better offer. Kuhne, 56,  this week found out he won a five-day trip to Paris for six people in a worldwide contest by vacation rental company HomeAway."

CNBC

Sleep up the Eiffel Tower? - Phil Han

"For the first time in its 129 year old history, the Eiffel Tower now has a temporary apartment where families can spend the night. CNBC's Phil Han reports from Paris."

San Francisco Chronicle

Look inside first apartment built inside Eiffel Tower - Sasha Lekach

"This apartment with sweeping city views is the first to be built inside the Eiffel Tower. Construction took about 48 hours to build out a comfortable home in the 81-story iron structure. HomeAway, the vacation rental company, ran a contest for the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament, held in France this year."

USA Today

Eiffel Tower to be home for the night for lucky contest winners - Maya Vidon

"Four lucky winners will do just that, as part of a contest by vacation rental company HomeAway – a sponsor of the Euro 2016 soccer event that kicked off Friday – in which the firm inaugurated its newest Parisian vacation flat: on top of the Eiffel Tower."



MAY 2016

Yahoo!

5 Ways to Work Your Way Into Retirement - Tom Sightings

"There are other ways in our gig economy to bring in income. Some retirees sign up to drive with Uber or Lyft. Others rent out their homes through HomeAway or VRBO.”

Refinery 29

9 Mansions To Rent For A Dirt-Cheap Friends Getaway - Justine Goodman

"This summer, you can take a fabulous trip with all of your friends, and spend way less than you would at any Hamptons share house, sketchy hostel, or split-four-ways beachfront hotel. How? Because you can rent one of these insane private houses — which all accommodate at least 40 guests — for about the same per person nightly cost as an Uber ride to the airport.”

Architectural Digest

5 Stunning Homes You Can Rent in Rio - Carrie Niemann Culpepper

"Whether you’re heading south of the equator for the Olympics or you’re simply looking to vacation in Rio soon, we’re sure the hotels will be buzzing. For a quieter, more residential, and truly Brazilian experience, consider these five beautiful homes that are available to rent."

Time.com

20 Ways to Score a Cheap Hotel Room - Terrence Loose

"Sometimes, the best leverage you’ll have is not with hotels, but with individuals who are renting out their vacation home, said Woroch. “If you find last-minute availability through VRBO or HomeAway, haggle with the homeowner for a cheaper price,” she said. “He or she will be motivated to negotiate in fear of missing out on the last-minute booking.”

Mashable

Here's how you can spend a night in the Eiffel Tower this summer - Patrick Kulp

"Vacation rental service HomeAway is giving away the chance to spend a night in the Eiffel Tower to four contestants in a company-run competition as part of its sponsorship of this summer's UEFA Euro cup."

Architectural Digest

You Can Stay in an Apartment in the Eiffel Tower - Caitlin Morton and Melissa Minton

"If you’re traveling to Paris, seeing the sights from the top of the Eiffel Tower is a can’t-miss opportunity. Now, four lucky people will have the chance to enjoy the iconic building in a unique way—from their own luxurious apartment on the first floor. Vacation-rental company HomeAway is giving four winners the chance to stay in Haussmannian-style living quarters for the duration of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament, June 10 to July 10."

Forbes

There's Now A Chance To Sleep Over At The Eiffel Tower For The First Time In 127 Years - Eustacia Huen

"For the first time ever, this isn’t a hypothetical question, but your potential ticket to staying at the 127-year-old tower during the UEFA EURO 2016 European football tournament. As part of the “Eiffel Tower All Yours” campaign, HomeAway—a vacation rental home company."



APRIL 2016

The New York Times

HomeAway, a Home Rental Service, Mocks the Competition - Martha C. White

"With “It’s Your Vacation, Why Share It?” as its tag line, a new advertising campaign by the online home-rental service HomeAway depicts some of the many awkward, gross or annoying ways this kind of shared-lodging arrangement can go wrong.”

Travel + Leisure

All of the Horrible Things That Can Happen When You 'Share' a Vacation, in 60 Seconds - Erika Owen

"In 60 seconds, HomeAway managed to share all of the ridiculously annoying things that can happen when you "share" your vacation: obnoxious, air-guitaring pool guests; errant water gun fights; impromptu hugs from absurdly hairy, scantily-clad strangers; waking up to a creepy housemate watching you sleep in the room they rented you—the list goes on.”



MARCH 2016

Business Insider

You Can Now Stay in a Two-Story 'Human Birdhouse' for SXSW - Leanna Garfield

"It's in the headquarters of HomeAway, a vacation-rental company based in Austin, Texas, and serves as a life-size replica of the company's blue birdhouse logo. HomeAway claims it's the world's largest "human birdhouse.” 

House Beautiful

10 Beautiful Irish Getaways - Caroline Picard

"Ride horses across the historic manor's 65 acres, or curl up in front of the one of the many fireplaces with a James Joyce read." Book it on HomeAway

TODAY.com

HomeAway.com Lists a Birdhouse - for Humans - Julie Pennell

"Vacation rental marketplace HomeAway has just listed a human-sized birdhouse available for rent the weekend of March 18-20. The nest accommodates two and is located on the third floor of the company's world headquarters, which is conveniently in walking distance (no flying required) to the venues and local hot spots.”

Apartment Therapy

This SXSW Rental is for the Birds - Tara Bellucci

"HomeAway has built a human-sized birdhouse inside their corporate HQ that you can rent out. The two-story space was designed in partnership with West Elm, and is available to rent for the last weekend of SXSW Music. Bidding started at $5 ($150 at the time of this writing), and all proceeds go to Austin Habitat for Humanity.”

New York Times

Minimizing Risks of Renting Your Home - Deborah L. Jacobs

"Require a security deposit. With extended stays, it makes sense to charge about half the weekly rent, said Jon Gray, chief revenue officer at HomeAway; others recommend 10 percent of the total tab."

Money

27 Smart Ways to Save Money on Family Vacations - Jonathan Adolph

"For families, the rise of online home-rental services has been nothing less than a gift from the travel gods. I say this as someone who has spent too many vacations trying to share hotel rooms (and worse, double beds) with my children. Renting a house through sites such as VRBO.com, homeaway.com, or airbnb gets you far more space for your dollar (on average, 1850 square feet versus 325 for a hotel room, according to HomeAway.com). With an average nightly price of $217, the savings can be considerable for larger families that would otherwise have to book multiple hotel rooms."

The Wall Street Journal

Malibu’s Summer Rental Market Booms - Katy McLaughlin

"HomeAway, a vacation-rental website based in Austin, Texas, lists 276 properties in Malibu, more than twice as many as it did in 2009; over half of them charge over $500 a night, according to Jon Gray, chief revenue officer."

Lifehacker

Holidays Make Us Happier Than Both Romance and Word Success - Becca Caddy

"According to new research from online marketplace HomeAway, more than 32 percent of people taking part in their happiness survey rated being on holiday as the best moment in their lives. With work success coming in second place and spending time with their partners in third.”

House Beautiful

This Is the Most Popular Vacation House on HomeAway - Eva Dasher

"The most popular vacation home rental on HomeAway.com is a Canyon, Texas cabin that has unparalleled views and giant patio that just screams 'happy hour'.”

Huffington Post

Here's How Much Homeowners in Spring Break Hot Spots Can Make Renting Their House - Emily Starbuck Crone

"Just how much can homeowners pocket in popular areas? To find out, NerdWallet asked HomeAway, one of the largest facilitators of private for-rent properties, to provide data for its most in-demand U.S. spring break destinations, along with nightly rates during that time and year-round. A NerdWallet analysis found that in some spring break hot spots, homeowners can pay off between three and four months of their mortgage by simply renting out their home for two weeks in March — a common spring break period and one when many homeowners are quite possibly traveling themselves.”

Fox News

9 vacation rentals for trying out tiny house living - Jo Piazza

"Locals in the food mecca of Ashville call this gem the Bird House, and one look tells you why."

Forbes

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure - R.L. Adams

"Today, this company owns 40 Websites operating in 22 languages with over 1 million listings. The difference from Airbnb, however, is that HomeAway doesn’t control the rental experience. While it does offer the option to process payments, the service acts more like a rentals classified system rather than an overseer of the vacation-rental experience.”

Apartment Therapy

You Can Rent Elizabeth Taylor's Palm Springs Home - Tara Bellucci

"Want to live like Elizabeth Taylor? The icon's Palm Springs hideaway is available on vacation rental site HomeAway for $500 a night."
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FEBRUARY 2016

Travel + Leisure

All of the Horrible Things That Can Happen When You 'Share' a Vacation, in 60 Seconds - Erika Owen

"In 60 seconds, HomeAway managed to share all of the ridiculously annoying things that can happen when you "share" your vacation: obnoxious, air-guitaring pool guests; errant water gun fights; impromptu hugs from absurdly hairy, scantily-clad strangers; waking up to a creepy housemate watching you sleep in the room they rented you—the list goes on.”

The New York Times

HomeAway, a Home Rental Service, Mocks the Competition - Martha C. White

"With “It’s Your Vacation, Why Share It?” as its tag line, a new advertising campaign by the online home-rental service HomeAway depicts some of the many awkward, gross or annoying ways this kind of shared-lodging arrangement can go wrong.”

Business Insider

21 of the coolest office spaces you'll ever see - Jacquelyn Smith and Rachel Gillett

"HomeAway, an online vacation marketplace headquartered in Austin, built its own miniature roof with a hammock for working and relaxing."
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US News

Spring Break Travel Tips - Jon Lal

"There are other lodging options to consider. Websites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO.com (short for vacation rental by owner) have thousands of rental properties and vacation homes available pretty much anywhere you want to stay."

Entrepreneur

Going Away This Summer? Start Planning. Now. - Andrea Murad

"If you’re traveling with a group or a family, personal preference is important, of course, but booking an entire property may cost less than individual hotel rooms. 'If you’re staying in a hotel and you need to rent a second room, that’s where you see the value of vacation rentals,' says John Gray, chief revenue officer for HomeAway based in Austin, Texas. 'On average, it’s about half the cost per square foot of staying in a hotel.'"

Popsugar

This Is a Fixer Upper Fan's Dream Vacation - Maggie Winterfeldt

"A couple of former Fixer Upper homes are now available as vacation rentals on HomeAway. For about $380 a night, you can get cozy in the charming 1930s house from season 3 or soak up the Mad Men vibes in the mid-century modern house from season 2, which Joanna described as her favorite reno of all time!



TODAY Show

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UEFA HomeAway Eiffel Tower

NBC’s Keir Simmons takes TODAY viewers inside the luxury 2,000-square-foot HomeAway apartment inside the Eiffel Tower. 

Mornings with Maria

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#EiffelTowerAllYours and Brian Sharples Featured on FoxBusiness 

CEO Brian Sharples joins Maria to talk about HomeAway's Eiffel Tower Apartment contest during the Euro Cup 

CNBC Mad Money



HomeAway's Stock Prices 
Brian Sharples, Co-Founder & CEO, discusses HomeAway's stock with Jim Cramer. 

Fox Business

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Super Bowl Vacation Rentals
HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples on the company, how it helps customers find vacation rentals and the impact of Super Bowl Sunday on the business.

Fox Business

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HomeAway's valuation and market-leading position
COO Brent Bellm provides insight into the incredible growth of the vacation rental industry and HomeAway's role within it.

Fox Business

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Renting a $5,000 home for the Super Bowl
HomeAway CEO & co-founder Brian Sharples on renting homes during the Super Bowl weekend.

Fox Business

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NY AG probing rent-by-owner industry
HomeAway chief strategy officer Carl Shepherd on NY AG Schneiderman subpoenaing his business asking for clients' info.

Better Show

Rentals For Your Summer Vacation A lot of people will be traveling over the summer and most of them will turn to traditional hotels for their overnight stays but there are so many other options out there and here to fill us in is the host of "Sweet Retreats" on the Live Well Network, Rene Syler.

CNBC: Street Signs



Sequestration
HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples talks to CNBC about sequestration.

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