Escapia adds new Performance Dashboard and Opportunity Hub to software platform

October 1, 2019

Vrbo®, Expedia Group's global vacation rental business, today announced new technology for Escapia vacation rental property management software. Escapia's Performance Dashboard lets customers easily track key metrics, and the Opportunity Hub surfaces opportunities to improve listings and optimize rates.


Vrbo Hurricane Dorian Advisory

August 29, 2019

Vrbo® reminds travelers who have yet to embark on their planned trip to areas that may be affected by Hurricane Dorian to contact the vacation rental owner or property manager to determine if traveling to the destination is safe or accessible, or to discuss rescheduling or refunding the stay. If already in an affected area, follow the recommendations of local authorities. 


Top US destinations for shoulder season savings, according to Vrbo

August 14, 2019

Labor Day weekend is the start, not end, of prime travel time for vacationers seeking value. Prices are poised to drop up to 29% for primo vacation rental homes in coveted beach and lake destinations for the month of Septemeber, according to data released today by Vrbo®. 


Vrbo makes a debut at ACL Fest 2019

August 8, 2019

Fest-goers will notice a new stage at ACL Fest this year, but it's the same homegrown vaction rental business families and friends have known and loved for decades. Vrbo®, formerly HomeAway®, will sponser a stage at the annual festival, welcoming talented artists and music fans from around the world to Austin.  


Vrbo Reveals Best Value Lake Destinations for 2019

August 6, 2019

Lounge lakeside for less. Vrbo® - the go-to for families and friends to book vacation homes, cabins and condos - today released its list of best-value lake destinations, based on its vacation rental demand data. 


HomeAway Software to consolidate property management software suite and launch new AI-rich features

July 31, 2019

Vrbo®, Expedia Group's global vacation rental business, announced today that it is making updates to its suite of software solutions, known as HomeAway® Software to deliver faster technological innovation and extended customer support hours for property managers (PMs). 


Vrbo Launches Service to Reunite Kids with Teddy Bears Left Behind on Vacation

July 29, 2019

Getting your little one's favorite fuzzy friend back in their arms may now be just a call or email away. With the launch of the Vrbo® Teddy Bear Service, Vrbo pledges to return every little one's teddy bear or other item of sentimental value left in any cabin, condo, or beach house booked on its website or app. 


Vrbo Tropical Storm Barry Advisory

July 11, 2019

Vrbo® reminds travelers who have yet to embark on their planned trip to locations in areas that may be affected by Tropical Storm Barry to contact the vacation rental owner or property manager to determine if traveling to the destination is safe or accessible, or to discuss rescheduling or refunding the stay. 


Vrbo opens new 16-story office space in North Austin

June 3, 2019

Vrbo®, Expedia Group’s global vacation rental business, today opened a brand new office building in The Domain, a large office, retail and residential center in North Austin. The 16-story office building is twice the size of Vrbo’s largest existing office and will house more than half of Vrbo’s Austin workforce.


Vrbo Reveals Best Value Beach Destinations for 2019

May 28, 2019

Sun, sea, sand and … savings. Vrbo® – the go-to for families and friends to book vacation homes, cabins and condos – today released its list of destinations where seaside summer fun can be had for less, based on its vacation rental demand data.


Travel Now, Pay Later: Millennials are going into debt for vacation.

May 14, 2019

Vrbo® today revealed findings from a survey of American travelers conducted by Ipsos, which showed the stage of life we're in significantly impacts the reasons we travel, what we'll sacrifice to get away, and what we look for when we get there. 


Expedia Group Names Vrbo Primary Alternative Accommodations Brand

May 2, 2019

Expedia Group announced today it has changed the name of its global alternative accommodations division from HomeAway to Vrbo®Over the next year and beyond, Expedia Group will take a phased approach to launching Vrbo-branded sites in markets where the company does not currently have a presence and begin to rebrand some existing country-specific sites to Vrbo.


Vrbo Reveals Top Value Travel Destinations in "Bang for Your Buck Index"

April 24, 2019

Getting away from it all doesn’t have to mean spending it all. Vrbo® – the website where you can rent vacation homes, cabins and condos – is helping travelers identify the most cost-effective destinations with its first-ever Bang for Your Buck Index, based on average nightly rates for vacation homes domestic and international.


Vrbo and ACL Fest Team Up to Give Away VIP Festival Experience

April 23, 2019

Vrbo®, which pioneered online vacation rentals nearly 25 years ago, has teamed up with Austin City Limits Music Festival to give away an unforgettable festival experience for one lucky fan.


Exclusive Quicken Loans Program Unlocks Vrbo Rental Income, Which Can Now Be Used to Qualify for a Mortgage

April 17, 2019

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, America’s largest mortgage lender, has strategically partnered with Vrbo®, a world leader in vacation rentals, to allow rental income earned through Vrbo to be used to qualify for a mortgage refinance.


Vrbo Matches Travelers with Perfect Vacation Homes in National Ad Campaign

April 15, 2019

Vrbo®, which pioneered online vacation rentals nearly 25 years ago, today launched a national TV ad campaign focused on helping families and groups of friends find the perfect vacation home.


The story behind the new Vrbo brand

March 27, 2019

Today is an exciting day - the brand that generations of travelers and vacation rental owners have known and loved for more than 20 years is getting a new look and feel (and sound)! 


Vrbo Announces Tools for Planning Trips with Families and Friends as it Unveils New Look and Pronunciation

March 27, 2019

Vrbo®, which pioneered online vacation rentals nearly 25 years ago, today revealed a new look and even a new way to say its name. 


HomeAway, A+E Networks and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announce Season 2 Premiere of “Vacation Rental Potential”

January 30, 2018

HomeAway®, a world leader in vacation rentals, A+E Networks and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. ("CSS Entertainment") (Nasdaq: CSSE), a growing media company, today announced the second season of Vacation Rental Potential will premiere January 31 on FYI as part of the netork's Home.Made enthusiast programming block. 


VRBO Encourages Americans to Plan for Vacation with Project: Time Off

January 29, 2018

In honor of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 29, VRBO®, the world leader in vacation rentals, joins the U.S. Travel Association's Project: Time Off initiative to encourage Americans to start vacation planning for 2019.


VRBO gives away a private island stay in Belize to launch the Year of the Group Getaway 

January 24, 2019

Those dreaming of swapping their itchy winter wool for something scant and summery may be in for the trip of their lives. VRBO® is offering a chance to win a vacation on a private island along with seven family members, besties or both.


VRBO selects inspirational vacation homeowner for 2019 Citrus Bowl coin toss

December 21, 2018

Homeowner who helped house families displaced by Hurricane Michael to participate in official game-day ceremony.


Fitness-friendly vacation rentals grow in popularity, according to VRBO

December 20, 2018

“It’s no secret that wellness travel has become a trend in recent years, but we’re seeing groups taking advantage of the cost benefits of organizing DIY wellness retreats in a vacation home rather than an expensive resort,” said Melanie Fish, VRBO travel expert.


Penn State and Kentucky Selected to Play in VRBO Citrus Bowl

December 3, 2018

The No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) and the 14th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 SEC) will meet in the VRBO Citrus Bowl. Florida Citrus Sports chairman Pete Schaefer and CEO Steve Hogan announced the matchup today on behalf of the organization’s Team Selection Committee.


VRBO Is New Title Sponsor for Citrus Bowl

November 29, 2018

VRBO®, the site travelers use to book beach houses, cabins and condos, has reached an agreement with ESPN and Florida Citrus Sports (FCS) to be the title sponsor of the VRBO Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. on New Year’s Day on ABC and will host top teams from the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences.


HomeAway awards vacation rental owners providing guests with excellent service and unique experiences

November 29, 2018

Six vacation rental owners, all HomeAway® Premier Partners, were recognized for their commitment to providing unforgettable and seamless guest experiences in their homes. The owners were presented with their awards from HomeAway President John Kim on-stage at the annual HomeAway Partner Summit. 


HomeAway unveils new features for vacation rental owners and property managers

November 16, 2018

At its annual Partner Summit on November 11 and 12, HomeAway® presented industry insights and trends, as well as program updates and new product offerings that will help its Partners to achieve more bookings and create unforgettable stays for their guests.


HomeAway 2019 Trend Report reveals the super sizing of American vacations and Gen Z’s emerging travel habits

November 14, 2018

It’s no small thing: Super-sizing is taking hold in American vacationing. HomeAway®, the site travelers use to book beach houses, cabins and condos, analyzed data to find demand for castles and estates up by 55 percent and 25 percent, respectively.


VRBO unlocks tens of thousands of ski-in/ski-out vacation homes around the world with new search option

October 9, 2018

Groups that want to stay right on the mountain now have an easier way than ever to find ski-in/ski-out accommodations, thanks to a new search option on VRBO.com.