Watch Out, HomeAway and Airbnb: TripAdvisor Now Offers Vacation Rentals

Forbes - Tech

When most people book a vacation rental online these days, HomeAway is typically still their first go-to. The company has been the 800-pound gorilla in the online vacation rental market space for almost a decade now since acquiring its chief rival VRBO (arguably the platform that started it all) back in 2006. It's been equally that long since the vacation rental business was a desktop, mom-and-pop enterprise to scrape some extra cash off your ski condo. The global vacation rental market now represents one of the most potentially disruptive forces in global hospitality. When VRBO sold out to HomeAway, the site had just over 60,000 listings, almost exclusively located in the U.S. Today HomeAway, now publically traded, has over a million vacation rental properties in 190 countries with various versions of their site translated into over 40 languages worldwide.


Watch Out, HomeAway and Airbnb: TripAdvisor May Just Be The Next King Of Vacation Rentals

Forbes - Tech

When most people book a vacation rental online these days, HomeAway is typically still their first go-to. The company has been the 800-pound gorilla in the online vacation rental market space for almost a decade now since acquiring its chief rival VRBO (arguably the platform that started it all) back in 2006. It's been equally that long since the vacation rental business was a desktop, mom-and-pop enterprise to scrape some extra cash off your ski condo. The global vacation rental market now represents one of the most potentially disruptive forces in global hospitality. When VRBO sold out to HomeAway, the site had just over 60,000 listings, almost exclusively located in the U.S. Today HomeAway, now publically traded, has over a million vacation rental properties in 190 countries with various versions of their site translated into over 40 languages worldwide.


Free rental car with Pleasant Holidays vacations in California and Arizona

Los Angeles Times

Get a free rental car in California or Arizona on your next Pleasant Holidays vacation of three nights or more. The deal is good for package trips that come with airfare and hotel room on dates you choose. The deal: I like this deal because you get to pick a hotel price that suits your budget -- and score a rental car for three days. In Arizona, you can choose from places such as the historic Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix or the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in Sedona. The rental car is intermediate size, meaning a Toyota Corolla or similar vehicle.


Airbnb Long-Term Rentals: Company To Explore Launching Sublet, Extended Stays

International Business Times

Rental service Airbnb is best known for making it easy to find a place to stay during vacations, but the site may soon offer a longer-term option for users. Airbnb is exploring making a formal move into sublets and home rentals, according to a report from Bloomberg. Airbnb has asked consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to look into the current market for longer-term rentals. While the rental and sublet market has generally been populated by companies like Craigslist and smaller regional classified companies, Bloomberg notes Airbnb believes it could leverage its existing verification and rental tools to make an impact in the market. Technically, Airbnb already offers subletting options to users.


Watch Out, HomeAway and Airbnb: TripAdvisor Is About To Become The Top Vacation Rental Destination

Forbes - Tech

When most people book a vacation rental online these days, HomeAway is typically still their first go-to. The company has been the 800-pound gorilla in the online vacation rental market space for almost a decade now since acquiring its chief rival VRBO (arguably the platform that started it all) back in 2006. It's been equally that long since the vacation rental business was a desktop, mom-and-pop enterprise to scrape some extra cash off your ski condo. The global vacation rental market now represents one of the most potentially disruptive forces in global hospitality. When VRBO sold out to HomeAway, the site had just over 60,000 listings, almost exclusively located in the U.S. Today HomeAway, now publically traded, has over a million vacation rental properties in 190 countries with various versions of their site translated into over 40 languages worldwide.