May 2017

Fox News

Frommer’s and HomeAway are giving away free vacations to military families - Cailey Rizzo

“To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Frommer’s Guides, the travel company is giving away vacations to six military families with some help from HomeAway.”

See Paris in a way most tourists never experience (and save money, too) - Robin Kawakami

“Additional housing options are available through Haven In, Paris Perfect, HomeAway, VRBO and many other services.”


Summer travel tips with Pauline Frommer

“For the 60th Anniversary we really wanted to do something very special. And so we turned to HomeAway, who’s the premiere vacation rental company in the world, and they are going to help us celebrate by looking back at the roots of Frommer’s.”

NBC News

Iceland is Getting Hotter, Thanks to Game of Thrones - Harriet Baskas

“HomeAway’s listings in Iceland have grown by 68 percent in the past year, while demand for stays grew 81 percent, said HomeAway travel expert Melanie Fish.”


31 Best Travel Sites to Save You Money

“Vacation rentals are an especially good value for groups because they generally offer more space and amenities for prices similar to or less than hotel rates. HomeAway offers more than two million rental lodgings in 190 countries, with more than a million worldwide listings across its family of sites (including VRBO and”

Fox 8 Cleveland

Summer travel: Almost half haven’t booked, most haven’t saved - Daren Sweeney

“Feel like you’re behind on your summer vacation planning? You are not alone. According to a new survey by HomeAway, 44% of U.S. adults planning a summer getaway haven’t booked their trip.”

April 2017

Built In Austin

6 Austin Tech Companies Where Giving Back is a Perk-- and a priority - Kelly Jackson

“The vacation rental hub HomeAway offers employees two "giving days" a year dedicated to volunteerism. Over 150 HomeAway employees can be found using the days leading up to the winter holidays building a home for an Austin family in need as part of Habitat for Humanity.”


9 Genius Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel — from Airfare Hacks to Hotel Deals and More - Gina Ragusa

"Indeed, a more expensive vacation isn't even necessarily better, according to a new study by HomeAway and the University of Texas: 'A $500 vacation is just as memorable as one for $5,000,' Melanie Fish, HomeAway travel expert told Mic."

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"'By cooking meals in your rental rather than eating out for every meal, many travelers save hundreds of dollars to spend on other aspects of their trips,' Johnson said. You can search for rental properties on sites such as,,"

Good Housekeeping

50 Vacation Homes You Can Rent for Your Next Family Getaway - Meghann Foye

"This mid-century home is directly on the golf course in Indian Canyon, and the views are simply awe-inspiring, especially at sundown. But the modern kitchen and ultra-chic art will lure you to spend some time indoors, too. Canyon ranch, sleeps 8, $450 a night on"

Chicago Tribune

Spending: Tips for people on the go - Miriam Cross

"The sharing economy isn't always about sharing. It's often simply about saving money. For example, you can rent a house, apartment or private room (or a castle, houseboat or yurt) through sites . . . and HomeAway."


15 Things You Need To Know To Save Big On 2017 Summer Travel - Maya Kachroo-Levine

"Hotels may become your second choice compared to . . . housing options on According to the American Express Global Business Travel report, hotel prices may rise by between 2% and 4.6% in North America this year."

March 2017

USA Today 10Best

You'll want to spend the night in these 10 treehouses - Lois Alter Mark

"We all dream of having our own private treehouse when we’re kids, but these magical places have turned that head-in-the-clouds wish into a real travel option for adults."

Travel + Leisure

You Can Stay in a 'Beauty and the Beast'-style Castle for Less Than $60 Per Night - Stephanie Hallett

"If all the current hype around Beauty and the Beast has you itching to vacation in a castle, we’ve got good news: HomeAway, a vacation rental service, has put together a list of its top 20 Beauty and the Beast-style fairytale castles around the world".

Chicago Tribune

Why sleeping on an air mattress or in a car at SXSW can be 'worth it' - Meg Graham

"The company ended up winning a contest hosted by Homeaway, the Austin-based vacation rental marketplace, to stay in its funky downtown offices for the weekend. Homeaway’s office has a giant 'birdhouse', which it outfitted with West Elm furnishings and Casper mattresses."


Be Our Guest! No Really — You Can Vacation in These 10 Fairytale Castles - Mackenzie Schmidt

"You don't need to buy a royal-worthy estate to live like Belle and the Beast for a little while. Book a stay in of these stunning castles, available via vacation rental site HomeAway, and live out all your disney fantasies, if only for a few days."


Why HomeAway's New President Is Building A Science Lab Instead Of a Sales Strategy - Julie Loffredi

"HomeAway's new President John Kim wants to give travelers exactly what they are looking for and believes science - not sales - is the way to do it. The vacation rental company just built a user experience (UX) lab to help solve complex problems and beat competitors."


See The Coolest SXSW Digs From West Elm & HomeAway - Shelby Wax

"Finding any available hotel room or rental in Austin around SXSW is pretty impossible. A few people are even turning to sleeping in a birdhouse. Well, a larger-than-life birdhouse decorated entirely with West Elm products that is. Located in the HomeAway offices, the cool set-up was decked out for a lucky up-and-coming tech mogul, musician, or filmmaker in need of lodging for the festival."


6 Castles Even Your Broke Ass Can Book for Vacation (From $20!) - Alesandra Dubin

"Vacation rental booking site HomeAway has debuted its Castle Collection in celebration of Disney’s new film, and there are a solid list of 20 to choose from in seven countries around the world."


Here are 20 stunning castles around the world that you can rent out right now - Anna Ben Yehuda

"From a fortress in Challain-la-Potherie, France that sleep over 50 people to a massive estate in Italy's Chianti area, HomeAway just unveiled a collection of castles available for rent that will have you reconsider your current living situation."

February 2017

Los Angeles Times

For the budget traveler who wants luxury, an Asian vacation may be the ticket, thanks to an emerging home rental market - Catharine Hamm

"A vacation rental does have much to recommend it, including privacy and flexibility, said Jeff Hurst, chief commercial officer for HomeAway, which is making headway in the Asia market."


Stay Like Belle (Minus the Beast) in This Castle That’s a Complete Fairy Tale Dream - Megan Stein

"With Emma Watson's highly anticipated live-action version of Beauty and the Beast on the horizon, vacation rental site HomeAway has teamed up with Disney to offer a real-life fairy tale to one winner and 20 of their friends: a trip to Europe and a stay in this incredible castle.”

Elite Daily

There’s A ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Castle Where You Can Live Just Like Belle - Adam Silvers

"According to reports, it appears vacation rental company HomeAway has partnered with Disney to offer one lucky fan the opportunity to stay at a castle in Europe that looks exactly like the one from 'Beauty and the Beast'!"

Condé Nast Traveler

Win a 'Beauty and the Beast' Stay in a Scottish Castle Through This HomeAway Contest - Meredith Carey

"The 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast is getting a 2017 Hollywood live-action remake starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Ian McKellen, and HomeAway is offering Disney fans the chance to create their own tale as old as time in a Scottish castle."


HomeAway: Twice the Space at Half the Cost - Angela Rose

"RewardExpert spoke with Melanie Fish, HomeAway’s travel expert, to learn more about the company’s rapid growth, why the vacation home rental market is expanding and how you can use the website or app to plan your next vacation."


This Small Town is Apparently America's #1 Up-And-Coming Vacation Destination - Lyndsey Matthews

"It's no surprise that Hawaii, New York City and Florida's beaches continue to be the most popular destinations for people booking rentals via HomeAway, but you've probably never heard of the small town that topped the company's list of up-and-coming vacation destinations this year."

ELLE Decor

You Could Rent the Kardashian Family's Costa Rica House for $16,500 a Night - Rachel Swalin

"From amenities such as a splash pool to morning coffee service, it's pretty much your dream getaway, and it's available to rent on HomeAway...if you've got $16,500 a night to spare, that is."

January 2017

The New York Times

Traveling Is Stressful, but Do It With Us, Companies Say - Martha C. White

“The idea that getting away from it all can be as stressful as what you’re getting away from is one that has gained traction.'Customers just really want a break,' said Mariano Dima, global chief marketing officer for HomeAway, the home-rental site.”


How Expedia Is Transforming HomeAway Asia and the Sector - Raini Hamdi

“Prashant 'PK' Kirtane, who is leading HomeAway’s expansion in Asia after HomeAway fully acquired his Singapore-based Travelmob in 2015, is feeling the startup rush all over again. With 'significant' investment being pumped in, he’s charged up to build awareness of both the brand and the home rentals category in the region.”

Los Angeles Times

The secrets to saving money on your vacation accommodations - Catharine Hamm

“If it’s privacy you want, consider a vacation home rental. That’s one of the drivers of the growing home rental market, said Melanie Fish, a representative for HomeAway, which has more than a million vacation rental properties in 190 countries.


Ad of the Day: Nick Offerman Narrates an Ode to HomeAway Not Screwing Up Your Vacation - Tim Nudd

“Nick Offerman... returns to narrate another ad for holiday rental company HomeAway, a year after making his debut with the brand. And once again, he’s preaching—this time in rhyme—the benefits of a HomeAway holiday home compared to the pitfalls of hotels and sharing-economy accommodations.”


PHOTOS: Inside Kylie Jenner's Oceanfront Mexican Vacation House - Mackenzie Schmidt

“Kylie Jenner, 19, and boyfriend Tyga, 27, have been staying at this stunning beachfront estate while vacationing in Punta Mita, Mexico. The home, known as Casa Aramara... is available for anyone (with a load of cash) to book on vacation rental site HomeAway.”

The Washington Times

Vacation booking sees jump in January, travel expert says - Eric Althoff

“According to HomeAway travel expert Melanie Fish, the biggest time to book is now. “We took a look at historical data from and found that vacation home demand tends to jump 75 percent from December to January, with the most popular time to book a vacation being the second and third weeks in January,” Ms. Fish said.”


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Look inside Scotland’s historic Duns Castle with TODAY
Sheinelle Jones and Al Roker take a tour of Duns Castle, where HomeAway is giving one lucky winner + 20 friends a stay in honor of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".


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TODAY visits HomeAway castle
HomeAway hosts TODAY's Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Keir Simmons at Duns Castle in Scotland.

Live With Kelly

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Kelly and Christian Announce Castle Giveaway
Kelly Ripa and Christian Slater announce that the show is giving away a trip to a castle in France, sponsored by HomeAway in honor of Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast".

Better Connecticut

Better Connecticut

Reroute Santa

Travel expert Melanie Fish discusses HomeAway's Reroute Santa website with Better Connecticut's hosts Scot and Kara. 

Fox News Austin

Fox 7 News

Drivable Destinations
Fox's Lauren Petrowski sits down with HomeAway travel expert Melanie Fish to talk drivable destinations for Central Texans. 
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