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News  21, Mar 2013

Short-term rentals travelmob partners HomeAway

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HomeAway and travelmob have announced a strategic partnership in which both services will integrate each other’s listings, thereby expanding reach.

[Update: travelmob's listings are now live on HomeAway. travelmob’s properties across Asia Pacific is now accessible to more than 420 million annual visitors on HomeAway’s sites globally]

travelmob, a peer-to-peer home rental site headquartered in Singapore, has just announced their partnership with HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY), an online marketplace for holiday rentals. The partnership will enable travellers visiting the HomeAway websites to have access to a list of travelmob’s curated accommodations in the Asia Pacific region.

Launched in 2012, travelmob provides a secure platform for property owners in the Asia Pacific region to list unique accommodations and experiences, and host global travellers who are visiting Asia Pacific. HomeAway, Inc., meanwhile, is a leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, with sites representing over 711,000 paid listings of vacation rental homes in 171 countries. In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, a global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

Read also: travelmob introduces “Last Minute Deals” to help hosts increase booking revenues

With the partnership, travelmob is expected to have an increased demand for all its existing property listings. More than 420 million annual visitors on HomeAway sites globally can soon access travelmob’s accommodation listings.

While travelmob is unable to disclose its exact number of property listings now, their listings have grown by 526 percent since their launch in July 2012. travelmob will also announce more details on when its offerings will be fully integrated on HomeAway’s global sites, which will be ready in approximately a month. The exact revenue split between the two companies is also undisclosed.

For travelmob, this partnership significantly expands its global reach, presenting the opportunity for property owners on travelmob to market to travellers from around the world.

“This is testament to travelmob’s continued mission in enabling global travellers to experience Asia like a local, while helping its owners raise exposure of their listings.” – Turochas Fuad

Read also: Short-term rental site travelmob raises US$1M in seed funding

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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