From gift baskets to personalized experiences, the ways to 'wow' your guests are endless. Read on about how one property management company in Colorado embraces wowing guests from before guests arrive to after the trip is over. (Hint: many of these are free!)Read More
American Express Now Available with HomeAway Payments
As part of providing the best tools for planning a vacation, we are adding the capability for travelers to securely manage communications with owner and property managers directly on our site and in our mobile app. The Inbox on HomeAway.com will help you easily keep track of messages you have sent and received from owners and property managers through our site.Read More
HomeAway and VRBO travelers tell us that reviews from past guests are an important part of evaluating which vacation rental to book. We knew reviews were important, but over 90% of travelers say it is one of the most important criteria.Read More
Starting today, you will notice a few changes to the map search options we display to travelers. Going forward all listings with a valid address will be included in map searches and we will have new options for displaying where your property is located.Read More
A few weeks ago, we let owners on VacationRentals.com know that the site would be getting a big upgrade this summer. Based on feedback from customers like you, we are bringing additional functionality and new and improved tools to the site. Here are just a few of the new features that will be available...Read More
You might have noticed that over the last year, we’ve made a number of improvements to the property details pages and search pages of HomeAway.com. Every change we’ve made has been to improve the traveler experience and help drive more inquiries and bookings for your listing.
We are excited to announce some of the recent enhancements to the HomeAway.com homepage:Read More
It’s finally here. Well, almost. Soon travelers on VRBO will be able to sort search results by price and even filter out those that don’t meet their budget. This new feature will be rolling out to VRBO in the next few months.
Here’s how it will work
Sort by Price
Once the traveler enters a location in the search bar, they will be able to sort their results by price, either from highest to lowest or lowest to highest.Read More
Have you looked at your VRBO.com property listing recently? If you have, then you might have noticed we’ve made some pretty big improvements. (And if you haven’t, well, that’s what this post is for!)
In our never-ending quest to be the best vacation rental site, we have made some changes to our property listing page format, including:
- Bigger photo viewer: nothing is more important than making sure your property looks good! So we have upgraded our photo viewer so your pictures are front and center. (Make sure your pics are the right size and resolution – 1024 x 768 works best) (first image below).
- Calendar and map toggle: Travelers can easily click to change the photos to map or calendar, so it’s easy to see where your property is located and if it’s available for their dates.
- Overview section: Just below the photo viewer is a summary of the most important data travelers are looking for, so they have everything they need to make a decision at their fingertips.
- “Sticky” buttons and right rail: As the user scrolls down the listing, buttons below the photo viewer stay on the page as a top navigation to easily click to other sections. And most importantly, booking and contact information stay onscreen, so they don’t have to scroll back up to start the reservation process (second image below).
Every one of these changes has been researched and tested so we can say with confidence that they’re for the better. But we want to hear what you think too! Take a look at your new and improved property listing and let us know your thoughts.