24th Jan 2005

A new website launched today that gives travelers an even broader selection of accommodations to choose from when planning their vacations.
, owned and powered by, is the first website enabling consumers to book instantly
thousands of vacation rental properties, including condominiums, suites,
villas, and vacation homes, located in the most popular destinations
around the globe. In celebration of its launch, is giving
away 100 weeklong vacation rental stays during its first 100 days. is the most comprehensive resource for booking vacation
rentals on the Internet. The new website features thousands of properties
available year-round, including holidays and special event periods, and
allows customers to search by both destination and geographic region on a
worldwide map. 
“We live in bigger houses with more beds and bathrooms than ever before,
so why should vacationers sacrifice space, privacy and comfort while on
vacation,” said Dan Proctor, vice president of vacation rentals at “ takes the guesswork out of booking a
vacation rental by providing detailed descriptions, pictures, quality
ratings and even a low price guarantee.”

Vacation rentals provide more space and amenity options to travelers—
multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, recreation or family rooms,
fully-equipped kitchens, even private pools, hot tubs and outdoor grills.
These lodging options give travelers extra flexibility and comfort in a
vacation setting. Additionally, vacation rentals can be booked for weeks
at a time or even as few as two to three nights.

“The vacation rental business is a $30 billion a year growth industry, and
with, travelers looking for an alternative to a
traditional hotel room can shop and book online from a worldwide selection
of properties. The Internet is all about ease and convenience, and now so
is planning a vacation rental trip,” added Proctor.


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