HomeAway Summit, Annual Educational Conference for Vacation Rental Owners and Professional Managers,

HomeAway Summit, Annual Educational Conference for Vacation Rental Owners and Professional Managers, Coming to Scottsdale

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HomeAway, Inc. (NAS: AWAY) , the world's leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, will present HomeAway® Summit, the fourth annual educational conference for vacation rental owners and professional managers, at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 17-19, 2013.

HomeAway Summit is packed with group and one-on-one education opportunities on optimizing the operation and marketing of a vacation rental home. Vacation rental owners and professional managers of every experience level can expect a crash course in topics such as "Listing Performance: Improving Rank and Reach," "Get Analytical: Improving Bookings Through Organization & Persistence" and interactive sessions from HomeAway staff on "HomeAway Payments and Online Booking," and "Sneak Peeks: The Future of HomeAway." A half-day social media workshop will also be held on May 17, one of the conference's consistently popular attractions.

Vacation rental owner and Community.HomeAway.com blogger Michael Smith notes in his latest blog, "The HomeAway Summit is Great for ROI," that he most benefitted from his three-time Summit attendance through networking with other home owners at the conference to share best practices, interacting with HomeAway staff and industry influencers and opening his business to the new trial products HomeAway offers exclusively to Summit attendees.

"Summit is always an exciting time for me. Interacting with our customers face-to-face is the best way to learn from them what HomeAway is doing well as a company, and how we can improve our service and our customers' businesses," says Brian Sharples, chief executive officer of HomeAway. "This is our first year holding Summit outside of our home city of Austin and I'm looking forward to expanding the conference."

Registration automatically enters attendees into a drawing for a free HomeAway listing or free iPhone to be given away at the conference.

For Summit Agenda & Registration information visit: http://homeawaysummit.com

About HomeAway, Inc.

HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 711,000 paid listings of vacation rental homes in 171 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.comVRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.

In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com.

HomeAway, Inc.
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