Vrbo debuts vacation rental website and app in Mexico

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 12, 2019Expedia Group announced today it has launched Vrbo® in Mexico. The site and app give families and friends from Mexico an easy way to choose from more than two million vacation homes around the world.

“Families and friends in Mexico have been active users of the US version of Vrbo for years, finding great vacation rentals in Mexico, the US, Canada and around the world,” said Bill Furlong, Vrbo vice president, Americas. “Now, the Vrbo site and app make it easier to search, choose and book vacation rentals in an experience fully designed for Mexican travelers, so they can make full use of Vrbo’s new planning tools that help families and friends travel better together.”

VRBO was founded in the US in 1995 and acquired by HomeAway in 2006, both of which were acquired by Expedia Group in December 2015. Earlier in 2019, VRBO changed to Vrbo and began a global brand expansion.

Vrbo’s new presence in Mexico comes with new ways to help families and friends find their ideal place to stay together. Travelers can create custom Vrbo Trip Boards to like and save their favorite properties in one place, then share their Trip Boards with everyone in their travel group and invite them to add comments and vote on their favorites. With app push notifications, each person can choose to be notified about votes or comments right away, making it easier and faster to choose the best place for everyone. 

Virtual tours are another way technology helps Vrbo customers find a perfect match. Currently, 15,000 360-degree virtual walkthroughs bring homes to life for travelers before they book, with more tours quickly being added.

Here are the top 10 destinations by traveler from Mexico demand in 20181:

  1. Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
  2. Ruidoso, New Mexico, US
  3. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
  4. Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
  5. Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
  6. Mazatlán, Sinaloa
  7. San Carlos, Sonora
  8. South Padre Island, Texas, US
  9. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  10. Cancún, Quintana Roo

Vrbo is accessible at www.vrbo.com/es-mx. To see the Spanish version of this release, click here.


[1] Based on an analysis of demand of travelers from Mexico in 2018.

 

About Vrbo

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

 

Vrbo is part of Expedia Group and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

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