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Expedia on Homeway traveler fee: “We like what we see.”

Expedia on Homeway traveler fee: “We like what we see.” In yesterday’s meeting with investors, Expedia took time to provide an update on activities related to their recent purchase of HomeAway. Expedia CFO Mark Okerstrom described the growth opportunities for HomeAway in two pieces, secondary homes and primary homes in urban markets. Okerstrom also laid out a two phase plan to increase revenue for HomeAway which included 1) take what HomeAway already has,...
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Lawsuit: New fees from Austin-based HomeAway are ‘bait and switch’

Lawsuit: New fees from Austin-based HomeAway are ‘bait and switch’ We came across this story here and felt that it needed sharing… We have also included a letter from Brian Sharples regarding the traveller fee rollout A federal lawsuit accuses Austin-based vacation rental company HomeAway Inc. of engaging in “bait and switch tactics” after it rolled out new service fees for customers booking vacation rentals. Those fees “range from 4...
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HomeAway Calendar Issues

I came across this post on a Linkedin group and thought that I would share it here. Anybody else having calls from guests trying to figure out HA calendars. Apart from some of these people referring to this as our website (Ownersdirect). Plus us explaining why they sent emails with some level of content purporting to be in charge of the property, the problem is the calendar that shows. Some...
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You Won’t Believe What’s Happening In The Vacation Rental Industry!

    By Maria Lamb An owner speaks out We came across this post on a Facebook thread and Maria kindly agreed to us sharing it here… [pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Are you an owner of a home that you rent out as a vacation rental? Are you a vacationer who has stayed in or may consider renting a vacation rental home? If so… you won’t believe what’s...
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Is Homeaway Telling The Truth About Best Match?

  By Alan Egan Have you gone from the first page to the 5th? Homeaway’s changes to their sort order are having a big impact on owners across the globe – This article looks at some of what’s going on. The trouble starts when a company operates a top heavy business combined with a pay for display subscription model because they can’t fulfill on their exposure promises. I could go on (and on) but...
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Listing With Homeaway – Are You Seeing Double?

  By Alan Egan Listings V Properties – What are the real numbers? Part 2 Homeway Duplication – It Gets Worse Last week we wrote about duplicated listings on Homeaway (http://rentmoreweeks.com/2015/11/18/homeaway-are-63-of-listings-duplicates/) and how this was showing up as a huge inconsistency in listings v properties on the site. This week we look a little deeper into the situation, look at the cause and paint an even darker picture regarding overall...
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Homeaway – Are 63% Of Listings Duplicates?

  By Alan Egan Listings V Properties – What are the real numbers? Homeaway – Are 63% Of Listings Duplicates? Here’s a question or two for the people at Homeaway. I live on a small island in the Baltic sea. It’s called Bornholm, it’s part of Denmark. If I go onto Homeaway.com and search Bornholm I’m presented with a list of 878 properties. That seems about right. But if I...
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Homeaway – What A Classic – Let’s Get Back To Basics

  By Alan Egan Do you want to decrease your vacation rental marketing spend? Well of course you do. Here’s how… [pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]When your Homeaway subscription comes up for renewal – Renew at the basic ‘classic’ level.[/pullquote] Currently this costs $399 – A whopping $900 less than a ‘platinum’ listing. Why am I suggesting this?… Well according to Homeaway’s subscriptions page “Subscription levels determine the...
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The Masked Manager | More Listing Site Changes

   By The Masked Manager FALLING DOWN (Film – 1993) I’m not taken to swearing as the Sheila gets offended, but holy kangaroos what do these companies think we do all day? Let me explain; now I’ve taken some of my blood pressure pills. The screen shot below shows the latest “incarnation” from AirBnB and request to take time, spend money, rethink our business and be accepting. I am talking...
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Homeaway’s Coming Changes – Read The Latest Proposals

  By Alan Egan Here are some notes / thoughts taken by an attendee at the Homeaway Summit in Austin, Texas on Friday My initial brief thoughts are in red. The Masked Managers thoughts are in green – His comments are in capitals because that’s the way he annotated them. I think that you can see he’s very angry about some of these changes [I removed quite a lot of swearing]....
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