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Why Rates are so important… and controversial. in HomeAway Insights

[Editors Note: This blog post was updated on 1/27 to address the comments below the post. What follows is the original post, plus an annotation at the end which includes the feedback on individual comments. Thanks!]   History of Quotable Rates   “What are quotable rates?” On... Read more

4 months ago by thale 20
HomeAway Sort Changes: Listing Quality is More Important than Ever in HomeAway Insights

You may start noticing some changes to the order in which listings are displayed in the sort and search results on and  As of today, we have made these changes to the way we display search results based on direct traveler feedback on what is most appealing to them when... Read more

4 months ago by brian.sharples 6
Quirky Chic on Rothwell Street in London in Travel Luxe

Rothwell Street is a true original. With yellow stripes on the ceiling and extraordinary contemporary artwork, this is a home with personality. The property is three minutes from the park, a walk from London Zoo, and close to Primrose Hill’s gorgeous shops and cafes.   You’ll... Read more

4 months ago by beth 0
Overseas Apps & Tools in Vacation Rental Living

Traveling overseas is an exciting, sometimes nerve-wracking experience. The thrill of seeing the world and experiencing different cultures is often met with some degree of fear as you try to prepare for time differences, language barriers and currency conversions.   Read travel books and... Read more

4 months ago by amanda.reed 0
Bali's Sprawling Chalina Estate in Travel Luxe

Chalina Estate is a magnificent property overlooking the picturesque rice fields of Canggu and situated just minutes from the famed surf breaks at Echo Beach on Bali’s south-west coast. Resting upon 5,300 square meters of beautifully landscaped gardens and lawns bordering the Pangi river with... Read more

4 months ago by beth 0
HomeAway Introduces Secure Form of Communication in HomeAway Insights

I’ve blogged previously about the rise of phishing in the vacation rental industry (What is Phishing? And Why It's Important to You...).  The situation hasn’t gotten better: bad guys continue to target our customers and too often successfully access our owner’s personal email... Read more

4 months ago by carl.shepherd 4
10 Ways to Keep Tradition Alive During a Thanksgiving Escape in Family Travel Guide

My father-in-law’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. He loves everything about making the turkey, baking the pumpkin pie and setting out the seasonal decorations. Fortunately, all of the above are easy to do whether spending the holiday at home or away on vacation.   When we travel, we... Read more

5 months ago by erin.gifford 1
Boho Chic at Tuscany's Crete Senesi Villa in Travel Luxe

Crete Senesi is located in Val d'Orcia; among the rolling hills, vineyard and olive groves of southern Tuscany. The villa is close to Pienza, a city which has been declared a Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO. The city is considered to be symbolic of the Italian Renaissance as well. This lovely villa... Read more

5 months ago by beth 0
Top 5 Must-see Farmers Markets in the U.S. in Vacation Rental Living

Family food blogger and cookbook author, Kristin Schell, dishes on the five best farmers markets in the U.S. – including where to stay with your family when visiting and tips for soaking up the local flavors in each city.   If the kitchen table is the heart of the home, farmers markets... Read more

5 months ago by kristin.schell 3
Easy Upgrades to Improve your Vacation Rental in Vacation Home DIY

My name is Samantha Wester, owner and Designer of Samantha Kate Design & Interiors. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I began my design career after graduating with BS-Interior Design from Southwest Texas State. Growing up in South Austin amongst funky boutiques, classic global imports shaped... Read more

5 months ago by samkatedesign 0
Croatia's Seaside Rosemarine Villa in Travel Luxe

Villa Rosemarine is an impressive 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa built of Brac stone (the same stone as the US White House). When you arrive at Villa Rosemarine there is a beautiful garden with lavender, pines, palms, bougainvillea, rosemary, geraniums and many other Mediterranean plants. During the... Read more

5 months ago by beth 0
Highly Recommended Vacation Rental Marketing eBook in VR Marketing: Doing More With Less

A recent article in Skift quoted the vacation rental industry at $23 billion, proclaiming it one of the hottest travel segments in the world. An interesting theme that could be gleaned from the article is cited as follows…   “One silver lining in the vacation rental startup trend... Read more

5 months ago by loscuatrotulipanes 3
HomeAway Goes Luxe in HomeAway Insights

It's been a super busy month for our business as we announced the launch of our pay-per-booking platform as well as a distribution partnership with Expedia. And today, we've got more exciting info to share with you all…   In an effort to broaden our appeal to a more exclusive group of... Read more

5 months ago by brian.sharples 0
Wow, what a show! RezFest 2013 was a huge success on all fronts. in PM Perspectives

Thank you to everyone who took the time to join HomeAway in Las Vegas last month. RezFest 2013 went down in history as one of the largest vacation rental conferences on record. The nearly 900 registered attendees spent three days learning, networking and having fun together. The show was buzzing... Read more

5 months ago by s.debernede 0
Changes = More Choices For Customers in HomeAway Insights

There are some changes happening at HomeAway and as our valued customers, we want to make sure you hear about it from us first.   In an effort to provide more choice to new and existing customers in how they market their vacation rental properties, this week, we introduced a new... Read more

5 months ago by productmarketingteam 1