HomeAway Customers Offer Vacation Properties to Wildfire Evacuees Looking for Temporary Lodging in States Affected by Wildfires

Jul 02, 2012, 14:12 ET from HomeAway, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, July 2, 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 Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana on U.S. vacation rental sites HomeAway.com®, VRBO.com(SM) and VacationRentals.com(SM), as well as bed and breakfasts listed on BedandBreakfast.com(SM) have volunteered to offer their rentals to evacuees.  

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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-2873.

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/western-states-wildfires?view=overview.

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 700,000 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 and 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.

Media Contact: Adam Annen Public Relations Manager, HomeAway 512-505-1548 aannen@homeaway.com

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