AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23, 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 evacuees in need of housing. HomeAway® customers with properties located in northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho on U.S. vacation rental sites HomeAway.com®, VRBO.comSM and VacationRentals.comSM have volunteered to offer their rentals to evacuees.
Fully furnished homes can be rented for short- and long-term stays. Individuals should contact the owners directly; more information is available on the site. For the list of available homes visit: http://community.homeaway.com/docs/DOC-2963. Thanks to the generosity of HomeAway customers, more homes are being added regularly.
Owners and property managers wishing to connect with each other to discuss the latest news on the wildfires and share advice and resources can visit: http://community.homeaway.com/groups/northwestern-wildfires.
HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples is available for comment.
About HomeAway, Inc.
HomeAway, Inc., 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.
Public Relations Specialist, HomeAway
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