AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin-based HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) has organized a directory of vacation homes available for rent, many at reduced rates or free of charge, to those in need of housing due to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. HomeAway® customers with properties located on the eastern seaboard listed on U.S. vacation rental sites HomeAway.com®, VRBO.com(SM) and VacationRentals.com(SM) as well as innkeepers on BedandBreakfast.com® have volunteered to offer their rentals to evacuees.
Fully furnished homes are available for short- and long-term stays. For the list of available homes and more information visit: http://community.homeaway.com/groups/hurricane-sandy. Individuals must contact managers of the properties directly.
Owners and property managers may also utilize the HomeAway Community™ site to connect with each other to discuss the latest news on the storm and share advice and resources.
"We greatly appreciate the overwhelming compassion of our customers who are helping to provide the stability of a comfortable home during such a difficult time," says Brian Sharples, HomeAway co-founder and chief executive officer.
About HomeAway, Inc.
HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, with sites representing approximately 735,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout 168 countries. HomeAway® offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio of websites includes HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es, Toprural.com in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.
In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com.
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