HomeAway Incorporated, one of the world leaders in online vacation rentals, has just announced the addition of seven online partners to the HomeAway Software for Professionals (HASP) Group which is comprised of Instant, Inc. (Instant Software) and Escapia, Inc.
By using one of two software packages, either ISILink from Instant Software or EscapiaNet from Escapia, data hubs that are connecting reservation systems to the internet as well as additional integrated business services, HASP customers may now choose from a network of over 60 participating websites in order to advertise their rental properties and gain access to millions of travelers searching for property-managed vacation rentals online.
According to General Manager of HASP Bill Furlong, “More than ever, vacation rental managers recognize that their success depends on getting their homes in front of consumers searching online for vacation homes. We’re committed to making it easy to access the broadest possible online distribution so our customers can be the most successful in the business.”
There are seven distribution partners in all joining or expanding their relationships with ISILink or EscapiaNET. The seven partners include:
JackRabbit Systems – This company enhances the consumer booking experience while at the same time increases area bookings by developing online travel software for destinations and travel portable websites.
ReserveMyHome.com – This company’s mission is to promote, display and book verified nationwide short-term vacation rentals from Lake Tahoe to Orlando, Florida. ReserveMyHome.com has been in the property management, reservation and booking industry for more than 25 years and provides a multitude of services including personal bookings, instant confirmations, rental contracts, driving directions, entry and key pickup instructions and a lot more.
VintageEscapes.com – VintageEscapes.com offers a large collection of professionally-managed luxury vacation rentals that can be found in some of the most unique and exclusive locations in the entire world.
RentalSpot.com – They provide free listings to homeowners as well as agencies while allowing travelers to search vacation rental properties using a highly-intuitive map-based interface. In addition to that, members of the community can easily collaborate with family and friends and rate properties they have rented.
HomesRetreat.com – This company was founded by a former executive of Apartments.com. HomeRetreats.com was created from the idea that people who have a love for experiencing new places as well as the comforts of home can go to a single place and find everything they could possibly want.
CabinConnection.com – CabinConnection.com is a regional travel site that is focused on the Smokey Mountains. Aside from listing vacation rentals, CabinConnection.com is rich with content and information about many different entertainment, attractions, the great outdoors and local fun.
ExclusiveGetawaysHawaii.com – This site serves people searching for a memorable home in the Hawaiian Islands. This site also recently expanded their existing partnership with ISILink by also participating in the EscapiaNET distribution program. This site was created and run by property managers so it maximizes the prospect’s satisfaction and minimizes their effort in making an online vacation rental reservation.
According to Ketan Thakker from HomesRetreat.com, “We’re thrilled to join the ISILink program. The programs offered by Instant Software give me the opportunity to serve hundreds of vacation rental managers with thousands of properties. Their real-time content rate and availability information is critical not just to consumers, but to the success of managers listing their homes on our site.”
This new service will definitely help distribution partners make the most out of their rentals and is a great business opportunity for themselves, HomeAway Incorporated, ISILink Incorporated and EscapiaNET Incorporated.
Source: PR Newswire – HomeAway Software for Professionals Partners with Seven New Distribution Channels to Expand Marketing Opportunities for Vacation Rental Managers