HomeAway Incorporated has just announced the addition of airline ticketing and rental car services powered by the Priceline Partner Network, which is a business unit of Priceline.com (yes, the same Priceline that uses William Shatner as a spokesman).
This new partnership allows travelers to evaluate three major aspects of their trip planning through a single interface. Anybody who books a vacation home rental, which HomeAway specializes in, on the site or on VRBO.com from an owner or property manager using HomeAway’s ReservationManager will be able to secure the following:
- Airline ticketing options with almost all major airlines through Priceline.com. This service includes seat mapping, the ability to book different classes of seats and support for airline frequent flier miles.
- Published-price car rental reservations worldwide and the ability to use rental car company discount codes.
According to Chief Executive Officer for HomeAway Brian Sharples, “The addition of airline tickets and rental cars is a natural fit to our business and the needs of our customers. The choice of Priceline Partner Network also gives our customers broad access to the most popular airlines and rental car companies for both domestic and international trips.”
Randy Schartner, Priceline Partner Network President, added, “HomeAway is the clear leader int the vacation rental marketplace and we are very excited to power these new travel services for them. With the addition of airline ticketing and rental cars, we believe that HomeAway will be an even more compelling choice for travelers looking for the right vacation rental.”
Source: PR Newswire – HomeAway Taps Priceline Partner Network to Add Flights & Rental Cars to its Services