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Business Partners

Great business partners to help support your business

HomeAway Software® offers a comprehensive list of Business Partners specializing in the vacation rental industry.

Our partners range from web development companies experienced with our API feeds to integrated travel insurance and credit card processing solution companies to marketing solution experts and more! We evaluate and partner with preferred companies offering the most useful business services and tools to help you run your business.

Specific Partner Distribution: EscapiaNet Distribution | ISI Link Distribution

 

 

Web Company Partners:

Milestone MarketingMilestone Internet Marketing
Contact: Bob Kippola
(408)-200-6897

Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based online marketing agency for the lodging industry and provides services to many of the most respected Vacation Rental companies and hospitality organizations.

Milestone's portfolio of services includes Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, Pay-per-Click marketing, Social Media Optimization, eBuzz Connect™ Online Reputation Management, etc.

Milestone currently works with over 1,250 lodging companies and drives over $550M in annual revenue for its clients.

Their book “From Hotels to HTMLs™: A Complete Guide to Internet Marketing for the Lodging Industry” is a must read for any lodging professional charged with driving revenue through electronic channels.


blizzardinternet.comBlizzard Internet Marketing
Contact: Susan Blizzard
(970) 928-7875 x140

Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc. is a leading provider of internet marketing services to the vacation rental management and resort industries. Their proactive, personalized project management includes integrated website design, website marketing, web hosting, search engine optimization (SEO), and direct e-mail marketing services. Blizzard Internet Marketing focuses on designing websites that perform well in Search Engines, increase traffic to the website, improve conversion rates and measure ROI through Google Analytics. The most exciting product Blizzard offers the Vacation Rental Manager is their superb online booking engine; Blizzard Reservation Engine (BRE). The BRE allows data stored at Homeaway, ISILink® or EscapiaNET™ API to be integrated into a website giving the user a seamless visit all the way through the booking process.


bluetentmarketing.comBluetent
Contact: Sam Campise
(970) 704-3260

Bluetent is a digital agency specializing in the vacation rental, resort, travel and tourism industries, providing strategic consulting, brand design, web development, email marketing, social media and search / inbound marketing services. They build lasting customer relationships through innovation and quality in the digital space.


Gueststream.comGueststream
Contact: Joe Pawlak
(720) 880-5948

Gueststream is a Full Service Vacation Rental Internet Marketing, Website Design and Inventory Management Software. Their Vacation Rental Internet Marketing team has over 35 years of combined industry experience in the areas of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC), Social Media Optimization (SMO), Website Design & Development, and more.  Their specialty is providing these services to independent lodging properties and vacation rental management companies. Gueststream’s focus is on customer satisfaction and success. They understand your business needs and offer service and results that are unparalleled in the industry.


Inter Coastal Net DesignsInterCoastal Net Designs
Contact: Brandon Sauls
(910) 575-6095 x4

For more than a decade, InterCoastal Net Designs has been a leader in innovative marketing solutions.  Since their inception, they have remained loyal to their founding principles built on innovation, integrity, and superior customer support.  This focused dedication has allowed their organization to become a sought after solution for vacation rental companies.  Today InterCoastal Net Designs specializes in Website Design & Development, Booking Engine Integration, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Lead Generation & Tracking, Print & Brochure Design, and Full Service Interactive Marketing.


Inter Coastal Net DesignsLSI Tools by Local Social, Inc.
Contact: Sean Stallings
(910) 842-7711

LSI Tools by Local Social, Inc. provides customizable software tools designed to automate and simplify everyday operations. We have solutions for guest contracts, automated emails, housekeeping scheduling, owner addendums & management, maintenance & work orders, management reporting, and much more.

For more than 15 years, LSI has been the industry’s leader for creating efficient, time-saving, and automated solutions to your everyday challenges. We’re obsessed with creating awesome software, providing the best support, and making you money.


TechSpokesTechSpokes
Contact: Jeffrey Tucker
(844) 498-4262

TechSpokes specializes exclusively in "mobile-first" marketing and WordPress websites with themes designed for vacation rental managers. All seamlessly integrated with HomeAway Software (Escapia and V12.NET). Clients benefit from high search engine visibility using expertly crafted content, together with SEO-optimized websites and easy-to-use technology. TechSpokes' extraordinary innovations include unique photo sliders, responsive design, intuitive administration with drag and drop features, on-site map controls, customer favorites, and much more. Work is performed in the USA and France with 24 hour customer service.


Scurto MarketingScurto Marketing
Contact: Joe Scurto
855-SCURTO1 #10

Providing fresh website development and online marketing services for vacation rental and real estate businesses, Scurto Marketing fully integrates with ISILink and packages top-notch content management and marketing features. For over 10 years, their websites have delivered results for their clients.

Scurto Marketing’s online marketing packages include email and social network campaigns, search-engine marketing, keyword tracking, advertising account management, press release writing and distribution and much more.

Visit Scurto Marketing’s website to learn more about their services, view their portfolio and register for a free website evaluation.


vacaystay-connectVacayStay Connect
Contact: Jill Cully
(847) 629-0386 

VacayStay Connect's distribution program connects vacation rentals with a wide variety of third-party vacation rental distributors.  They enable vacation rentals to be redeemed by loyalty program members with miles or points,  members of retails programs or travel clubs, employees who earned rewards in employee incentives and timeshare owners who have pre-purchased vacations. These programs have traditionally offered air, car, hotel and cruise redemption options, but never vacation rentals.  VacayStay Connect pulls rates, availability and content from your PMS, helps facilitate the conversion of points and/or miles, and seamlessly delivers a confirmed reservation back into your system, while you get paid in cash for the booking.


Visual Data SystemsVisual Data Systems
Contact: Robert Gray 
(410) 964-8665 x264

Visual Data Systems has been serving the online marketing needs of the vacation rental industry since 1994. Visual Data Systems offers custom desktop and mobile website design with rental management software integration; website promotion consulting including SEO/SEM, Social Media, PPC and Blog Management; managed email marketing and online survey management. 


VR-BoosterVR-Booster
Contact: Eric Bordier
(786) 329-5460

VR-Booster is a web development partner for custom websites. The VR-Booster creators have been Escapia® users since 2004 and have partnered with Coex to develop www.rentego.com (the first multi-lingual website powered by Escapia) and www.cozumel.tc.  Their services aim to double your conversion rate, add a virtual reservationist to your team, and enable you to reach new targets, especially international visitors. Quick previews of their work may be seen on YouTube HERE and on HERE.

VR-Booster also provides services including design advice and yield management with a focus on a fact-based approach as seen Here on YouTube.


Travel Insurance Partners:

CSA Travel ProtectionCSA Travel Protection
Contact: George Meshkov
(858) 810-2401


CSA Travel Protection is the vacation rental industry’s leading provider of damage protection and travel insurance solutions. The first company to introduce a vacation rental damage protection plan, CSA continues to lead the way through consumer-conscious business practices, award-winning customer service, and over 20 years of experience. A trusted partner for nearly a decade, CSA’s products are integrated into all HomeAway Software platforms as well as the Reservation Manager.


Credit Card Processing Partners:

Ascent ProcessingAscent Processing, Inc.
Contact: Dawn Yeskulsky
(888) 721-9301

Ascent Processing has offered payment processing to businesses nationwide and have proudly specialized in the Vacation Rental Industry for over 18 years. Their goal is to offer unbeatable, personalized, customer service at a competitive price, saving their clients thousands of dollars in unnecessary credit card fees and chargeback losses.


Lynnbrook GroupLynnbrook Group
Contact: Sharon Popovich
(919) 761-1560

Vacation Industry Payment Experts, Lynnbrook Group is your trusted partner for payment solutions. We understand we are dealing with your most important asset…your money. Lower rates, chargeback mitigation and first class customer care is what we build our reputation on. We provide merchant accounts for all Homeaway property management software…contact us today for a cost savings comparison


PayBy GroupPayByGroup
Contact: Frank Langston
(855) 729-2947 x700

PayByGroup connects seamlessly to your HomeAway Software and existing processor. Between 10-20% of travelers choose the PayByGroup option, which makes it easy for guests to split the cost of your rental up front.

Capture bookings you would have otherwise lost, eliminate the hassle of dealing with split payments, and increase security. Plus, you can quickly grow your marketing reach because you now have demographic and contact data for every guest, not just the primary one. Leading property managers from San Diego to the South of France trust PayByGroup to increase profitability.


VacationRentPaymentVacationRentPayment
Contact: Sharon Robinson
(925) 407-8741 x7441

VacationRentPayment - Powered by YapStone - is the exclusive payments gateway provider for Escapia and V12.NET and the preferred payments partner for HomeAway Software. Since we own our payments technology, we can offer industry-leading processing rates and simplified billing. In addition, VacationRentPayment maintains the only true flat-rate pricing on all domestic cards, zero setup or cancellation fees with no processing minimums, Level 1 PCI Compliancy for over 8 years running, and customer service 7 days a week.

VacationRentPayment - Powered by YapStone. Guest Payments Made Simple.


Home Automation Partners:

behome247BeHome247.com
Contact: Michael Walther
(888) 641-7094 x90

BeHome247 is the Preferred Home Automation and Energy Control System of HomeAway Software.TM You face countless operational details, especially on turn-days. Whether it’s coordinating housekeeping, controlling secure access, welcoming guests, or insuring HVAC and pool/spa readiness, BeHome247 makes it easier. Extend your PMS by adding an embedded Property Centric lens that automatically generates lock codes, sets thermostats prior to arrival, manages pool heaters, turns on porch lights, and alerts you to potential disasters. With our Enterprise Property Controltm (EPC) software you have a dashboard on your computer or tablet that lets you control all that with ease for hundreds of properties.


Big Smart HomeBig Smart Home
Contact: Billy Bush
(855) 337-5528

Big Smart Door provides affordable automated access management solutions. They focus on 3 key areas - Front Door, Garage Control, and Thermostat. With expiring codes, automated setup, logs, phone and keypad access and more, truly simplify operations and increase security. Return on Investment is almost instant with their pricing options.

  • Front Door - Tried and true access point for all properties.
  • Garage Control - Guests actually prefer garage access if they can get it. Loading and unloading, maintenance, etc. all made easier and minimize home damage via tracked and managed garage access.
  • Thermostat - dead simple thermostat designs to make it easy on guests while property managers have full control and monitoring to ensure energy usage is well managed, all from your office desk or smart phone.
  • Get a system like this at a price that makes you say “it’d be nuts not to do it!”
  • www.bigsmarthome.com - Simple, Affordable Home Automation & Access Management

kaba.comKaba
Contact: Richard Lang
(336) 725-1331 x1343

Kaba’s Oracode electronic access control system provides keyless access for temporary users, such as vacation renters, timeshare owners, and corporate housing tenants. Using a time- and date-specific code, Oracode eliminates keys and cards. Oracode Live is the next level of Oracode keyless entry. It provides all the features and benefits of the stand-alone system in addition to real-time notifications and alerts, such as Guest First Arrival and Internet Down. Oracode Live also allows managers to generate, cancel, or extend access codes remotely. With Oracode Live, property managers no longer need to visit a door lock to perform the initial lock programming. Managers can simply activate Oracode keyless locks from a centralized location. 


ParakeetParakeet, LLC
Contact: Steven Geller
(801) 690-7980

Parakeet provides solutions for vacation rental property managers to improve the guest experience and increase revenues using their smart home automation technology. Their system allows for centralized remote access control of primary property functions like door locks, garage doors, thermostat as well as freeze/flood sensors and has the ability to scale from a single property to thousands of properties. The core of Parakeet's software is engineered to give property managers the control, oversight and flexibility they need to grow their businesses by eliminating many of their current costly inefficiencies and allowing them to focus on their main goal – increasing bookings.


www.PointCentral.comPoint Central
Contact: Adam Norko
(252) 305-4487

PointCentral property automation service is a cellular, "smart home" solution that can be accessed from any web-enabled device, giving vacation rental managers superior control of their entire inventory of homes - Access Control, Energy Management, Security, & Client Satisfaction.


www.safelyStay.comSafelyStay
Contact: Adam Shapiro
(404) 798-8397

SafelyStay helps professional property managers recruit and retain homeowners by answering their two most important questions: "Who is staying in my home?" "What happens when something goes wrong?" SafelyStay helps homeowners feel more comfortable with rental guests and instant bookings through their rigorous guest verifications with criminal background checks and history of bad guest behavior. SafelyStay's guests are backed by their industry-leading primary insurance which covers guest damage as well as homeowner and property manager liability.


Other Partners:

Beyond PricingBeyond Pricing
Contact: Ian McHenry
(415) 894-2314

Beyond Pricing is a cloud-based data-driven revenue management and dynamic pricing tool that is powered by sophisticated algorithms to help vacation rental managers make significantly more revenue through smart price recommendations. From your Beyond Pricing dashboard, you can get a quick glance of how well-priced your properties are and see our recommended prices for each property for every day. We pull in data from multiple sources to determine where demand is going and how to adjust your prices to optimize yield on a real-time basis.

TomK ConsultingTomK Consulting
Contact: Tom Kaczmarek
(443) 310-5110

TomK Consulting Group combines Business Consulting with IT Consulting. They provide our national client base with best of breed IT solutions and help them use these systems to greatly improve operational and financial performance.

TKCG helps clients use IT as a Business Tool, rather than as a simple operational platform. In essence, they ensure that IT investments actually support profitability, growth, and long-term business goals. By fostering a close, personal, “partnership” relationship with their select clients, they provide very personal, very high-quality service.


Marketing Partners:

beachhouselogos.comBeach House Logos
Contact: Steve Zimmerman
(866) 232-2402

 

 


bluetentmarketing.comBlueTent
Contact: Sam Campise
(970) 704-3260

Bluetent is a digital agency specializing in the vacation rental, resort, travel and tourism industries, providing strategic consulting, brand design, web development, email marketing, social media and search / inbound marketing services. We build lasting customer relationships through innovation and quality in the digital space.


WelcomeAppGueststream – Welcome App Guest Experience Management Tool
Contact: Joe Pawlak
(877) 880-5946

The Welcome App is a new smartphone app created by Gueststream. Property Managers can use this automated system to enhance their guest experience by staying connected.  Communicate updated guest information; offer a “micro-guidebook” with attractions, restaurants map and directions and activities. Property managers will save money and time by eliminating the need to print costly guest information that is immediately outdated. All this up-to-the-second information can be available at your guest’s fingertips using the Welcome App for Apple and Android based smartphones.


inntopia.comInntopia
Contact: Jim Lilly
(802) 760-6408

Inntopia is the leading suite of advanced reservation solutions in the destination industry. By providing unmatched levels of innovation, efficiency and support they enable their partners to succeed. Whether you are looking for a fully integrated call center system, an internet booking engine application, or just want to take advantage of their distribution, Inntopia has a solution to meet your needs. Inntopia can also enable you to be a digital concierge for your region. Their dynamic packaging engine allows you to reserve and receive commission on air, transportation, insurance, activities and events.


Inter Coastal Net DesignsInterCoastal Net Designs
Contact: Brandon Sauls
(910) 575-6095 x4

For more than a decade, InterCoastal Net Designs has been a leader in innovative marketing solutions.  Since their inception, they have remained loyal to their founding principles built on innovation, integrity, and superior customer support.  This focused dedication has allowed their organization to become a sought after solution for vacation rental companies.  Today InterCoastal Net Designs specializes in Website Design & Development, Booking Engine Integration, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Lead Generation & Tracking, Print & Brochure Design, and Full Service Interactive Marketing.


NavisNavis
Contact: Margaret Cascio
(541) 617-2958

NAVIS is the leader in reservation sales systems for the vacation rental, hotel and resort industries. Using web-based technologies, proven Best Practices and reservation services, The NAVIS Way enables lodging clients to increase leisure/transient revenue and be more successful than ever before. By fully engaging The NAVIS Way, their clients increase reservation conversions, measure true online and offline marketing campaign effectiveness, capture more guest and prospect data, track key leisure revenue analytics, and enjoy a 24/7 competitive advantage.


Property Manager Tools
Contact: Doug Rein
(716) 688-1040

Property Manager Tools, LLC is the originator, and industry leader in automated quote technology. Our product works like a 24 hour sales representative, instantly responding to the large volume of inquiries that come from over 18 advertising sites - like VRBO, HomeAway and even your own site.

For each inquiry, PMT researches availability and responds immediately with a personalized email and complete quote for the requested dates. If the requested unit is booked, PMT can quote a comparable property. The result of rapid response is often a paid booking long before your competition has answered their inquiry by hand.


ryansolutions.comRyan Solutions
Contact: Corey Ryan
(513) 332-8330

Ryan Solutions works with resorts, hotels and property managers to gain a deeper understanding of their guests through business intelligence solutions. Their communications platform allows clients to communicate with their guests based on their demographics, behaviors and attitudes. Ryan Solutions’ products include automated confirmation emails, booking anniversary communications, pre-arrival, in-resort and post-departure communications that are highly personalized and fully automated.

Ryan Solutions’ clients are leaders in their competitive set specifically because of their ability to better understand and communicate with their guests. The right message, at the right time, through the right channel.


VayKGear.comVayKGear.com
Contact: Scott Colson
(404) 428-8024

VayKGear.com is a great way for travelers to get fantastic discounts during their vacations. VayKGear.com features deals on the best businesses in vacation spots so travelers can plan their dining, shopping and recreation activities, and save money at the same time! Travelers can get the deals via print, email or our nifty mobile phone app, where they can see all the deals, and even a map of how to get there! VayKGear.com also features great vacation rental companies and their properties for travelers to find the perfect property for their next vacation, along with the great deals on things to do in their favorite vacation spot!

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