Vacation rental network Evolve has raised $2.7 million in a Series A round led by former Priceline Chairman and CFO Robert Mylod.
Vacation rental startup Zaranga has fallen foul of the trademark police at Priceline and removed any references to “name your price” or “name your own price” from its branding.
Popularized by Priceline, the name-your-price model has been quite popular for a certain segment of the travelling population. Never before has this model been cohesively applied to the vacation rental sector.
Pathway GDS is a B2B startup which aims to connect holiday rental suppliers with online and offline travel agents and tour operators
This month, 2,000 HomeAway listings have been translated to Mandarin and posted on TuJia, China’s leading vacation rental portal. It’s the first part of an Asia expansion.
Under-the-radar company Canadian company Demeure has added fresh tools to its an online directory for vacation property owners, travelers, and property managers, which generates most of its income from subscription access.
From a property-specific website to vacation rental aggregators to social media, vacation rental marketing startup MyVR aims to facilitate managing these various touchpoints for vacation rental owners.
Travelmob is a peer-to-peer rental site for distinctive lodging in the Asia Pacific region. It’s similar to US peer-to-peer accommodation site Airbnb, and has received $1 million in funding.
A study commissioned by Roomarama, a booking engine for short-term rentals (STR), and Tripping, a travel-themed social networking message board, reveal what motivates customers to book lodging in privately owned homes.
HomeAway is not just about vacation rentals anymore — it is now offering airline tickets and car rentals through an affiliate agreement with Priceline.