AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 13, 2011 — HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world’s largest online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, will host RezFest®, the premier technology conference for vacation rental management professionals, at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas on November 8, 2011. Peter Greenberg, travel expert and Emmy Award-winning journalist, will deliver the opening keynote address.
For the first time in the conference’s six-year history, RezFest will be hosted by the HomeAway Software (HASP) Group, which launched after HomeAway® acquired the businesses of Instant Software® and Escapia, Inc. in 2010. The three-day conference is billed as one of the largest industry events for vacation rental managers and HomeAway customers, providing attendees an opportunity to become educated on HomeAway Software products and network with HomeAway and vacation rental management industry leaders in a fun and interactive setting.
Greenberg will offer valuable insights from his decades of experience as one of the most recognized and respected figures of travel journalism. HomeAway Co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples, along with other members of the HomeAway executive team will also be on hand to discuss the HomeAway acquisition of Instant and Escapia, and what’s next for the software for professionals product set.
“We are looking forward to hosting the RezFest conference for the first time but are most excited about exchanging ideas and insights with our customers and partners in the industry,” says Sharples. “The educational opportunities that arise from RezFest serve as an invaluable resource for newcomers and seasoned managers, alike.”
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HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, with sites representing more than 625,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout more than 145 countries. HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.
In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com.
Adam Annen, Public Relations Manager, HomeAway, Inc.
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